To be busy. No matter how much I try, I never achieve the goal of having very little “business” programming to do this time of year so that I can play. I always look forward to the break in the business action so that I can play with some of the ideas/projects that have accumulated during the year. So what does that list look like? Here are a few (in no particular order):
- GWT – I really want to take a look at GWT but I haven’t gotten to it.
- Andriod – Yet another Google tool that needs to be explored.
- tn5250j – This needs some attention and although it isn’t my project, I have wanted to get in an clean it up a bit.
- Ruby (JRuby) on Rails – the www.roroni.com site has been down for over a year. I have tried a few things over the past couple of days but I am still running into the odd issue here and there. Andrea Ribuoli has been working on a native port of Ruby to i that won’t require the DB2 Connect bit, but I haven’t had a chance there either.
- Updates to the ASAAP, Valadd, Open Source for i and helgren.com web sites. I got Joomla installed to do this but haven’t done anything since.
- Updates to web5250
The list goes on.
The reason I am not accomplishing what I set out to do is not for lack of effort, it is simply that I am a lousy estimator. Things are taking 5-10 times as long as I *think* they will. If I could just reverse that ratio, I’d be rocking and rolling.
Before I forget, I wish you all NOT a “Happy Holiday” (bland, benign, worthless expression as THAT is) but a heartfelt “Merry Christmas”. May the wonder and love of this season bless you.