ned Productions Consulting

Technology musings by Niall Douglas
ned Productions Consulting
(an expert advice and services company based in Ireland)

Monday 9th July 2012 10.31am

Two weeks after showing my pre-emigration todo list on nedprod and I have achieved exactly the following:

1. Substantially improve fitness before emigration [it's quite astonishing how much stronger and healthier I feel, though probably helped by lack of beer, anything fatty and the iron supplements I've added to my diet after the My Fitness Pal app on my phone showed I was generally getting about 8% of the iron I was supposed to. Currently feeling great on just 1200 calories a day].

8. Write up reference implementations of stuff being submitted to POSIX and ISO and submit them [written, not submitted].

11. Finish reading The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference (2nd Edition) [reached section 5.2. Out of about 18 sections, and a further 1000 pages to go :)]

Have to do this week, no choice:
5. Pay 2011 corporation tax for my company and catch up on its accounts.

And then:
9. Do annual summer release of my libraries to propagate past year's bug fixes and fix bitrot.

10. Finish BEXML and BEurtle.

So why two weeks to write a single, simple little C library? Metrics here suggest I actually spent just sixteen hours on it. Where the hell does the time go?