I read Zack Rusin's blog about benchmarking vector graphic APIs... then I see a comment mentioning Antigrain. Then I check the antigrain examples, and they are gorgeous, and pretty fast! Even on a lame Sis630!
Then it hit me... I am never going to do anyhting with it (or with Qt's Arthur). Maybe I am getting old, but I see a swirl of cool software... dparser... asymptote... txt2tags ... (and those are only the ones I saw in the last week).
All of them are about something that interests me, but I simply can't do anything. I mean, would it be cool to write a vector-app-for-kids with antigrain (or Arthur?) Sure!
Would I like to implement this shell-style language I have floating in my head for a year using dparser (or pyparsing?) Yeah! Would I like to hack a Trac plugin using txt2tags (or restructured text?) Sure!
But when can I do that? I have my business, my wife, her pregnancy, my other projects... maybe that's what happens when you become old. You gather enough baggage that you can't lift any more backpacks in your trek.
But what can I do with all the ideas swirling in my head? Really! What?