Friday, 29 July 2011

Busy week, busy weekend

Well, weekend approacheth,

I have a load of things to do resulting from FireBrick meeting and FireBrick course this week. It has been a busy week topped with feeling like crap yesterday evening. Most of the cosmetic stuff (UI layout issues) sorted, but a couple of bugs, and I really hate knowing bugs are there in the code. In fact I end up with trouble sleeping as I find I am debugging the code in my sleep. It gets really a tad surreal when I realise next day that I have not in fact found the and fixed the bugs, just done it in my dreams and now I have to fix the code for real - usually exactly where I dreamed the bug was located. Anyone else out there debug code in their sleep? If only I was paid by the hour and could claim for my time :-)

Then I want to play with my polygon libraries. It is tantalizingly close - and should be really cool if only I can sort this damn coffee machine hopper extension. It is not that complex, and so I have something stupidly simple to fix. Just that all of the test shapes I run are fine, so I have to start with the real shape which is broken and reduce it to the basics to find the cause. Arrrg...

I am thinking now I will publish the polygon library on it's own as open source when I finally have it cracked. I am determined to avoid loads of horrid special cases (code like that is either wrong or following an ETSI/ITU standard).

So, fun weekend as usual.

2 comments:

  1. I get the same sort of weird thing with debugging

    I've been laid in the bath, or in bed and suddenly gone "ahah!"

    I think it's quite a common thing

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  2. To the best of my knowledge, the Swiss bank UBS still has LBRP (Little Boy's Room Protocol, named after the place it all clicked into place) running to connect a couple of their systems.

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