Monday, June 30, 2008
I haven't cracked the book in ages (been reading pulpy novels instead), and I was gonna go to the next NYC Python meetup, but it's on the same night as my ASL class. I've still been thinking constantly about Plover, but to no real end; I feel like the project has stalled. I wish I could find a programming buddy to get together with. I corresponded a bit with someone who was advertising for a Python tutor on Craigslist and said she'd pass him along if he wound up being any good. Haven't heard from her in a while, though, and I'm not sure I could afford a tutor. My brother's been good as gold, corresponding with helpful ideas and novice projects over the internet, but it's hard to put the time aside when you don't have to answer to a physical face. I've also been struggling to make as much money as possible with my freelancing gig, which has run up against my slackier impulses. Diligent, incremental independent work has always been my weakness, and it's the one thing I need to instill in myself before I die. I want this program, both to use myself and to distribute to people who could get a hell of a lot out of it. I want to learn how to program, for the geek cred and for its own sake. I need to freaking get started.