30 Aug 2003 snim2   » (Journeyer)

Well, not a hugely productive day. COFFEE is plodding forward. Big news is we can now test the app in its entirety: it's nice to see all the disparate parts coming together, with no nasty integration problems :)

PhD work is starting to pick up. I found a really nice emacs mode for XML DTD's, called tdtd. It kinda reminds me that I really ought to learn how to use some of emacs' more advanced features. I can't help feeling that emacs is the sort of app that you could use for a lifetime and still not fully exploit.

I'm seriously thinking of implementing my next bit of PhD work in Python, rather than SML. ocaml would be the best of all possible worlds, although I don't think I have time to get to grips with it, right now. So, the plan is to implement the current stuff in Python and maybe rewrite some of it in ocaml. There's a small amount of DB munging and other stuff that might remain written in Python, but the nice thing about ocaml is that it's a lot more bullet-proof.

Life, etc.
Well, the major event of the day (well, yesterday now) is that it looks like we'll be moving house at the end of next week. It's going to be a huge upheaval and the new house needs a bit of work. Unfortunately, I'm really busy at work, so in some ways it couldn't come at a worse time. I'll be able to take some time off, but I'll still have to drop in to see students and stuff like that. Argh! Stress...

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