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Journal tomhudson's Journal: I was actually able to get back into coding tonight 15

... and I found out two things:

1. It's still a pain in the eyeballs, but it's now somewhat manageable

2. I have zero interest in wasting another minute of my life with crap languages in crap environments - in other words, no javascript, no php, no dom, no browser. I'd rather hand-code assembler than use a brain-dead language in a brain-dead environment. Heck, I'd even rather use java (though I obviously still prefer c/c++).

Seriously, I'd rather not ever write another line of code than waste my time on a programming "paradigm" that should have followed basic on the trash heap a decade ago.

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I was actually able to get back into coding tonight

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  • Glad to hear. Hope change in med continues to improve things.

    Well, you're a serious coder. My last commercial program was done on the Atari 800; had to get a friend to help with some assembly during VBI. Last thing I played with was converting a game to Atari Basic on an ST, then, when it was working, and I reasonably understood what was supposed to be happening, converting that to GFA Basic 3.5u - which could run interpreted or compiled as a prg. Had Mark Williams C since '89, but was never able to rea

    • by tomhudson (43916)

      I'm hoping it does too ... but it's still a pain in the eye ... which might or might not be part of the frustration. I have a few ideas I'm going to test, see if it makes a diff.

      That many bookmarks? That's a LOT. How do you find time to do anything else?

      • by kermidge (2221646)

        Well, I'm not terribly mobile these days, walk with aid of a cane, and that not all that far, some days, and not always swiftly. With little wherewithal left after rent and bills there's not a whole bunch left to do or do it with; then, I've long been an inveterate reader. I've another few thousand favorites stashed from years of former installs as well. I suppose by now there are a mess of dead links.

        Most of the links are to articles I found interesting or to programs or sites I wanted to check out "lat

    • by unitron (5733)

      Bookmarks are just hyperlinks.

      Put them all in a simple web page, stick the web page on dropbox, install dropbox on all your machines, update the page from any of them.

      Unless I'm an idiot who doesn't know what they're talking about, in which case ignore me.

      I'd be more than happy to provide you a referral link that'd give both of us extra free space on dropbox (those TiVo truncated backup images ain't gonna host themselves).

      Reach me at coastalnet.com

      • by kermidge (2221646)

        Thanks for the reminder [slap forehead] and for the offer. I'm the idiot, I think.

        Two things. One, I'd prefer serving that [very, very, long] page off my own machine - but then, it's just gonna be an html file, aina?; two, I'd eventually want a spiffy way of adding tags, comments, possibly different color highlighting, then searching and sorting.

        I'll happily start with the first. Hmm. Since all my browsers will export to html... time to roll up my sleeves.

        • by Qzukk (229616)

          I'd eventually want a spiffy way of adding tags, comments, possibly different color highlighting, then searching and sorting

          I could whip that up for you real quick in javascript/php/dom/browser, but then I think Barbara's head (or at least eye) would explode ;)

          • by kermidge (2221646)

            Thanks, but I'm gonna duck and run. [grin]

            • by tqft (619476)

              Dirty, nasty solution. Export as html. Import into a spreadsheet, links should still hopefully be clicky. Add annotations in other columns. Share spreadsheet with yourself however.

              • by kermidge (2221646)

                Doubt I'd have thought of that. Dirty and nasty is good. Immediately heard Steppenwolf in my head. Could be interesting, haven't done a sheet since Timeworks' Calc or AtariWorks.... Thanks for the idea.

                • by tqft (619476)

                  I use spreadsheets everyday for work so first thing I thought of.

                  • by tomhudson (43916)
                    Be great if you could have it show a live preview as a thumbnail every time you load it - though with 3000 bookmarks, you'll hose your network connection for a while ...
                    • by kermidge (2221646)

                      Yeah, neat idea. Maybe export the sheet to.... I'm gonna have to do some thinking. Ouch. Starting to think again 'bout this stuff is slow and creaky. Ideas and suggestions are adding fuel to a bit of a fire I'd though thoroughly banked. Thanks.

                    • by tqft (619476)

                      A google doc spreadsheet? Exported and hosted externally already.
                      Set it up locally then upload to google docs.

                      Of course it means signing over your life and loved ones souls to google.

                    • by tqft (619476)

                      Missed - see up thread. To quote myself
                      "A google doc spreadsheet? Exported and hosted externally already.
                      Set it up locally then upload to google docs.

                      Of course it means signing over your life and loved ones souls to google."

          • by tomhudson (43916)

            Go for it - my original idea was for something that would unify all resources - web pages, local documents, music and videos, etc ... and it's just not possible in a browser without some really lame work-arounds (like requiring people to run an instance of a server locally)

            Browsers really do suck for lots of things.

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