Just after the Beta 1 release of Whidbey (Visual Studio 2005) I decided that the time was Right to start a conversion. Sure, I could have just opened the existing 2003 project in using the new IDE, but I opted not to do this… basically, this would give me a chance to play with the new IDE and Framework in a project that I was very well acquainted with. It also gave me a chance to update some of the external controls with built-in Microsoft-coded controls, which usually makes for an easier install to manage. The question is, where’s SharpMT 3.0?
Short answer? At the bottom of an empty beer bottle. The more honest and detailed answer is that it’s at the bottom of a now empty beer mug. Just kidding! Sort of. I’ve just been doing things that are very non-computer-ish for a little while now. Bike riding, reading a bit, playing some Xbox, Blogging a bit more, and coding a lot at work. And I mean really coding a lot at work. And in VB, of all things.
All of this has diminished by drive to code at home. I know it might sound odd, but it’s not too outlandish a thought: if you made muffins for a living and were eating them during a regular work week, how many more could you eat in the off hours? Exactly – not many more. But I love muffins, um, I mean coding. I’m in a situation where my hobby is my job, so even if I didn’t earn a living while coding, I would still be doing it.
What about SharpMT? I’m still plugging away at it, really. Honest! I’m just moving the code at a slower speed than I expected. That and I’m still pretty pissed off that MT is sputtering and crapping out on me from time to time – that makes me sorta distracted. Like I should be putting my energies in getting a new Blog engine configured and online, rather than focusing on a client that might be obsolete for the “new” engine. Bah. At least I can still post new entries, and for me, that makes the glass half full. So hang in there – the project isn’t dead or dying… it’s just in a state of… I guess detox or rehab is the closest analogy I can make.
And now for a MasterCard Priceless Moment: some chick just walked by wearing a navy blue thong that rode up above her low cut jeans. w00t!