Finally(!) got Crossbones washed, brushed, dressed and in a state worthy of meeting the general public (I hope). As ever, the 20/80 rule applies, and suddenly I realised there was a whole bunch of manual writing (now in README.TXT), licensing (ditto) and general other gubbins (ditto again) to sort out, as well as making sure that the thing would actually run on linux OK, open in AutoCAD properly (without busting it in ArcScene), and so on, and so on. I’m too much of a coding purist to stick it on SF without sorting out the javadocing (yeah, I know I should do it while I’m coding) – and unit tests? let’s not even go there…
Still, it’s fun to sling stuff over the wall now and again. Let’s see what the lions make of it . 😉
Moleskine is In
My current geeky pride and joy is my oh-so-analog Moleskine diary which I picked up for a song (a mere £10!) at Blackwells a couple of weeks back. I was first put onto them by Jo, who got one for her hipster PDA. I’d printed out myself a hipster a while back but the bulldog clip was beginning to etch a tattoo in my ass so an alternative binding method seemed called for. Well, the long and short of it is that my hipster now lurks in the special magic-pockety bit at the back, whereas the first 3 pages (covering January to June in itty-bitty 1-line-per-day mode) have now become The Three Most Important Pages In My Life. I’m still experimenting with the rest as a kind of to-do-list-cum-general-ponderances but haven’t quite settled on a proper methodology yet. Anyway, the reason I bring it up is that whilst brandishing it at ArchCamp 2 in a ‘check-out-my-sexy-new-Moleskine-diary’ sort of a way, it turned out that pretty much everyone else already had one (apart from Jo who has 3). So there you go. Moleskine appears to be In.