Tis the season

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.

3 Comments on Tis the season

  1. david
    December, 21st 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Merry Christmas

    And a very Happy Hanukkah & Winter Solstice to you.

  2. admin
    December, 21st 2009 at 3:07 pm

    And right back at you! I hope you get some R&R !

  3. david
    December, 22nd 2009 at 9:41 am

    I hope you get some R&R

    You bet! Just as soon as I get the servers upgraded to Fedora 12 … and talk to a friend about a PHP project he wants my help on … and fix the attic hatch …


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