Not too much to say here.
On most weekdays when I’m not at work, spending time with my wife, or exercising I’m reading or programming. As much as I wish I could eliminate the first part of that equation, it is just a constraint that I have to work with for now.
I’ve been learning a lot about Rails. There is really no better way to learn that to just try to make something. For all that I read beforehand, I still had to reference the books tons, even for elementary things. I’m becoming more comfortable with it, but still have a ways to go.
One site I’ve been reading a lot lately is Mark Cuban’s blog. I think this guy is my hero.
I spent a fair amount of time this weekend working my new Rails project. While I got a lot of work done, it reminded me how much work I could be doing if I actually had more time to do it. I’ve come to realize that I probably won’t be founding any HUGE startup soon. I simply don’t have time to manage anything that requires lots of time and involvement from me. I get home at 6:30 – 7 on average, which leaves little time to accomplish everything I want.
Maybe this project will be really successful, but even if it isn’t, it should provide me with a solid foundation for more ambitious projects in the future. If by summer ’09 I can be a Ruby/Rails expert, I’ll have a lot more opportunities to do the type of things I want to do.
Also, I’ve been blogging a lot less. Somewhat paradoxically, that’s not a sign that I’m doing less work, but a sign that I’m doing more. If there ever comes a time when I give in I’ll make sure to write about it, but I don’t expect that to happen… ever.
For the few of you who continue to read this, thank you, and I hope you’re making progress towards your goals.
Been fairly busy, but have been making some progress.
I started on a Rails site yesterday and I’m off to a nice start. It’s amazing how much of the syntax you forget when you go from reading about it to actually programming it. I constantly have to look up the most basic syntax issues, but hey, at least its actual progress.
Getting to experiment with the code to see how it affects the site is enjoyable.
I have about 4 hours of discretionary time each weekday. Some days I spend about 3 of that programming; others none. On average I get about 2 in by the time I eat, shower, and spend time with my wife.