Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Desperate...sort of

I'm back from holidays, and I just scan the blogs and don't get started with work. A year or so ago I stopped reading usenet, and now it's blogs... Anyway, finally I did start work, and then almost got desperate over my brain not immediately wrapping itself around every line of code of that smallish programm I'm supposed to extend (in a way rather cross to its design).

yin/yang stone garden
At the same time I wonder why I read so much about Haskell et al where I should be wanting to do some work with it. I got it into my head to attend the haskell workshop end of september which is conveniently located quite close this year.

I even got the strange idea of giving a talk there, about solving a relatively specific communication problem in haskell. Problem: I haven't used haskell for more than ten minutes yet and thus doesn't have hardly any idea how to implement it at any level, the submission deadline is in mid of june, and I have sufficient urgent real work on my desk to fill most of may.

So if I'd be any serious about that I should be prototyping haskell like crazy instead of continuing to read blogs, shouldn't I? Seems not... At least I'm not alone with programmers block.

And they I am not sure about the motivation for the workshop. See exciting things, maybe get a gig, or both? I suspect mostly academia there, so not much of a commercial opportunity.

So many ideas, so little time, and drive.

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