I'm trying to get back into the mind-groove of tech work, because That's What I'm Doing This Year. I'm reading all the Joel
articles I've missed, trying to figure out where the market is and where it's going, and trying to identify what exactly I should be doing/pursuing in order to maximize the amount of money I'm going to be offered when I accept the job that should be coming my way shortly after I hit Ontario. Reading Joel's columns is always a good time, but sometimes I forget exactly how good.( funny stuffCollapse )
Yeah. That piece of text makes me laugh.
Anyways. I'm going to be programming again. I'm learning that people are finding SOAP unsuited for the job
and are moving towards simpler schemes
again. I'm betting that anyone who knows me as a tech-geek can deduce that I was initially pretty dubious about the idea of JSON, but having read that article, and given the proviso that I'm valuing the ability to do stuff efficiently over the ability to be secure and pretty, I think that this is a good move, and, moreover, one I expect to see grow exponentially. I still believe in the web client over the thick client, and as the years go by that opinion only gets stronger. JSON seems to promise much faster data, if nothing else.On a different noteThis
is weird on a couple of levels.
First up, it makes me worry that The Math Play is going to end up being absolute garbage, done better by someone else a long fucking time ago. I need to get Mighton's back catalogue and read it, now. I've seen Possible Worlds, along with Torquil Colbo
's Beyond Zebra, at the LSPU most or all of a decade back, but it sounds like Mighton might be better to write my own play than I am.
Second of all, the kid playing the lead in The Little Years is a girl I met in St. John's years ago. We did auditions for NTS together. I'm guessing she got in, based on the fact that she's working professionally at Neptune. Cool to see that after a gap of years.