This shop isn't moving from Linux to NT yet, but there's a
lot of pre-deployment cross-platform voodoo going on and I'm
winding up being the sysadmin again. Can't anyone else
secure a Linux box around here? Ah well, at least I'll do it
right, not like the dweeb who left NFS, IMAP, etc. open on a
production server. ::cough::
I also didn't have a weekend. To those of you who did: :P
We're stuck in pre-launch hell, where we've been for a solid
week, if not longer. I can't remember. It's been since
around the time Guido came to talk to BayPIGgies, but I have
no idea how long ago that was. The 15th?
And no one tested my big contribution of code because
someone else screwed up and deployed the NT version of the
database library bindings on the Linux box. Way to go!
I need to get out of this microcosmic level I've been
working in lately. Not the sysadmin stuff (that's detail
work I enjoy), but the rest of it.
Thus, Gtk+ MacOS has gotten *zero* work done lately. It's
something of a strange project as I'm not really sure how to
go about testing it. The standard library interface it
expects doesn't really work the same. I think, for the
moment, I'm going to assume static libraries just to make
the damn thing easier. I still have to port a LOT of stuff
though. I'm still not convinced it's even a possible project
-- all the other Gtk+ ports have been to platforms where
there was at least a command line and a tool chain.
One piece of code I was severely impressed with was
SmartMoney's market map,
which they now have a windows version of (not just the web
stuff, but a product that does even more and looks cool).
Per them, they are indeed planning on a Linux version. While
I don't predict it'll be open source, the concept of getting
finance apps for Linux is very cool. I also really like the
idea of taking this information, making a 3d representation
of it and putting it into two dimensions.
My dad and I have been working on ideas for portfolio
management software. If you have anything other than the
simplest thing, pretty much everything out there sucks. Even
Schwab's online calculations are just wrong. None of them
handle the peculiar nature of options well either.
And I have a test tonight in corporate finance and I haven't
cracked the book in a week. I've been doing really well so
far and don't want to blow it, but because of the release
frenzy, I didn't make it last week.
I also missed the deadlines, being too busy, to submit exam
forms for my MBA (Organisational Behaviour and Finance), so
will have to wait a few extra months, which isn't a problem
really. It's just annoying.