16 Aug 2003 Stevey   » (Master)

Port Monitoring

 The new software I mentioned in my previous entry, Lestat, has just had an update.

 I'm was pleased with the previous release as it got some good feedback and useful suggestions - however even in the course of three days I've become almost embaressed at some of the old code.

 PHP I've used before, for things like my LiveJournal Valentine System (double-blind blinddating .. almost), but never enough to code in a PHP-ish way.

 My PHP tends to look like Perl, clean but non-ideomatic.

 Still the new release is out now - with template based presentation; because I know that other people are more capable of writing GUI's than I. Writing GUIs is hard, writing them well is harder still.

 I think in my previous project I was touched by a fair amount of luck when it came to creating the GUI - as most people liked it, and those that didn't were capable of creating new layouts/themes.

 Even now I feel humbled when viewing some other peoples themes for my software (graphics intensive link).

 Sleep now.

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