Wednesday, March 19, 2008

So they say . . .

Wow, it has been 14 hours since I woke up today and I feel so much better than I did yesterday. Its been quite some time now that I've worked on my own project for such a streak. I didn't write any work email. Didn't talk to anyone about work. Didn't send in any code reviews for work. But, best of all I didn't stress out about work.

See, work has been pretty tough the past few weeks as I work on a project that seems to progressing in the wrong direction. Its been tough enough that I, the dude who's not "professional" in the first place has slid some place far south of sane.

So, what did I do today? Well, I wrote a neat little app that I'm going to clean up before I publish. Its very simple: a quotes database with neat cross-linking between posters and the people they've quoted. It has four models to it and it is only a few hundred lines of python and a bit of html but after a day of working on this little guy I'm actually a bit proud of it.

Frameworks... This is the first time I've put together a website with a "web framework" of any sort. I never realized how wonderful it would be to not have to worry about writing SQL schemas, handling CGI and dealing with HTTP. There is now thousands of aborted lines of code that will never be written because someone thought ahead and saw that some code only has to be written once.