I found a couple of hours to hack, and decided to spend them on BartleBlog.
Here's what got done:
UI for blog preferences (still need to do maybe ten of these little modules).
Search for files in reasonable places (instead of using the DB in the current folder, for example).
Started work on a first-use wizard
Started working on a original and simple help system (resource files, yay! ;-).
Implemented (lamely) posting of "stories" which are static pages that are not part of the blog's flow.
I intend to spend a couple of hours on it every day for the next ten days or so. After that, who knows, maybe a release will be reasonable.
I bet you have seen before some article about how some economist calculates the value of things.
For example, if you prefer not to have health insurance worth $100 a year, and that means you are X% more likely to die in 20 years, then some number-massaging will tell you you value your life at $Y (the numbers are not really important).
Here is an example in Slate magazine which includes a rather clear explanation of how this process works.
It shows that a Chicago drug dealer values its life at between $50000 and $100000.
Now, this is all based on the fact that that person chooses to go on his life in a certain way for a certain amount of money. However, I am pretty sure if offered $100000 or life, he would choose life.
Since that choice is just as his as the one used to reach that number, it's clear that human beings are incoherent, or maybe that the difference in value between a 10% chance of death and a 100% chance of death is way larger than economists estimate.
Personally, I can't even think of an amount of money that would make me take a 50% chance of death. But I am aware that, for example, my diet causes me a certain risk, maybe 1% or 10% (no idea).
How about you? Do you believe in economists?
Got comissioned a small job for a customer:
Take a form done in ancient HTML using dreamweaver.
Redo it in PHP+MySQL
Make it work.
Make it look the same.
Ok, it's not terribly hard, but it's not terribly simple, either, specially if you are not all that up-to-date on PHP.
But hey, using HTML_QuickForms and Renderer_Tableless, it's kinda done.
But boy, do I now remember how I don't like PHP!
Ok, here's what I have been doing:
Daddy work. Lots of it. Fun!
Actual work. Lots of it. Fun, but not so much!
Worked a little more in RA-Flip. Play/Stop/Pause is done. The editing mode and opening/saving files is pretty much done, so it will be fully functional as soon as I can spend an afternoon in it.
Tobogan (My slideshow software). It works nicely. There are many rough spots and it needs a few features:
Some way to edit the CSS for individual slides in a nice manner. Like setting backgrounds and colours (and not much else)
A nice way to save the slideshow so it ends all in a single folder.
Many UI details
BartleBlog: it has worked well for me for a long while, since I have been posting this blog using it. And really, it's a nice blog, isn't it? ;-) But of course, there is stuff to be done:
Many UI details
Decent flickr and openomy uploaders/managers
Some extra gadgets I have in mind
And that's all I have in mind right now. Except maybe a graphical Befunge interpreter, but that's not really important ;-)