A little update
A quick update:
- I’ve finally left (or begun moving from) the dark side. I bought a MacBook Pro. Much $$$, but I’ve been planning this for a while. Now I have to wait a month to get it! Damn!
- My 3 year old Gateway laptop screen died. So I sent it in for repair. As soon as I got it back, the hard drive promptly went kaput. I have to send it back again. I miss having a laptop.
- I’m going to SXSW Interactive! I hope to meet all you web people there.
- I’m also going to RailsConf! And I’ll have my mac laptop by then, so I can be cool like the rest of the gang.
- I bought the Rails Recipes book, very nice.
- I tried to get Rails accepted at my part-time day job, and got shut down. It’s all .NET there, all the time. What a shame. Their preference is to continue paying exorbitant Microsoft licensing fees, when better, faster alternatives exist for free. I have to grin and bear it. I’ve got some decent ORM database stuff going now, but its just not the same. Not even close.
- I’ve just wrapped up my latest two major Rails projects. I should probably write those up here sometime soon.
To all who want the Grid control – yeah it works, but the code is sloppy and not very Rails-ish. Too much view logic in the controller. I want to re-write it before I put anything out there with my name on it. I’ll start “Getting Real” soon, I promise!