I’m blogging this entry fairly late in the day today. I will enjoy sleeping longer and missing being in the office before the sunrises. At least I will enjoy these guilty pleasures for the next couple of weeks. Hence my blogging schedule will be thrown out of whack. But I don’t mind the extra sleep. I am definitely less cranky and more productive.
I should pick a better time to write this. But I need a creative outlet. Fighting with Perl and web applications, and reading reams of documentation can wear a person out. I look forward to taking a change from Java. But Perl is not a pretty language. You can easily write code that you can’t maintain. At least not easily. The same could be said about Python, C or C++. Still Perl can easily win a code obfuscation contest. And my Perl skills need work. Still I welcome to the shift from Java and JSP to mixture of Perl and my firm’s in-house RAD tools. Even if it means wading through tons and tons of documentation.
Another shift is writing I guess. I’m doing more of it, and enjoying it. The effort of writing novel still drags on. I blame my compulsive reading of RSS feeds, and magazines. Still I like to stay in touch with the parts of the tech world that I enjoy and see future promise. Also other tasks hang over my head, so it can be difficult to concentrate at times. Writing and coding projects seem to move at a glacial pace nowadays. Still they move forward. I need to shift in Qt, C++ and Python coding again.
Lastly I have a trip to plan and random life tasks to do. I’m excited about the results obviously. But such tasks often involve decisions that take time and some can be life-altering. I’d prefer that the tasks would do themselves. But unfortunately my not doing them, is just procrastination. That is what I’m doing right now, procrastination by writing. I should get back to work now.