Monday, April 15, 2013

Weekend Wrap-up

This weekend, I started work on a new pet project, , a free open-source Issue Tracker. I was looking for a way to rejuvenate my web development skills, which were running on the fumes of technology versions released when I was still single. I also spend enough time complaining about other Issue Trackers that I wanted to put my money where my mouth is and see if I could do any better. As you can see, I already have a better name and logo than most existing software on the market, and that's easily 95% of the development challenge right there.

It's actually pretty challenging to write a web application these days, because there are more libraries and frameworks and toolkits available than ever before. Every time you research a library, you stumble across four more you need proficiency in and a swarm of Internet cowboys advocating alternatives. It's amazing that anything useful besides additional frameworks ever gets written.

When not sitting on the back porch with my laptop reading about embedded databases, I was at La Cote D'Or Cafe in Falls Church for Rebecca's dad's birthday. I ordered the "butter with a side of frog legs" -- although it was my first time eating them, they were unremarkable when compared to chicken wings because of the overwhelming amount of butter applied.

We also started the second season of Game of Thrones on Sunday, putting us a year behind the rest of the world. Thankfully, there is no WW2 shortage of "boobies on TV", because this show devours its ration in a matter of minutes. For dinner on Sunday, we returned to Delmarva's Taphouse, whose Yelp reviews now resemble a descending staircase. Our second visit can be easily summarized: Great selection of beers on tap, passable food, and minimal service.

How was your weekend?

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