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This time it's personal

by Robert Basic on January 19th, 2009

Really, it is. No code in this post. Not a single line.

It's ~10PM and I'm having my coffee #3. Not healthy, not at all. I once decided to have at most 2 coffees a day. For the past couple of days I'm breaking that decision, too much work gathered (damn you Holidays!), and I'm catching up now... I even drank energy drinks last night. Was up until 3AM, buzzin'... Working mainly on my graduate work, a desktop application, written in Python and QT, which is communicating with a web service. It's fun to learn new things...

I was struggling with a character encoding problem for almost a day, which is now sorted out, luckily. Damn Unicode characters. Or the lack of support for them. Anyhow, if you're interested in reading up on character sets and encoding, read this article, The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!), a very good read. Made me realize a thing or two. Can't wait the Unicode Support in PHP.

In 2 weeks I'm starting to work as a full-time developer. Oh the joy of a regular paycheck. And, of course, the chance to learn new things; never enough learning.

In the next 2-3 months I'll attend (as an author, of course) a couple of conferences, the first one will be in March, YuInfo 2009. I have 24 hours to finish my part of the paper for it. Guess what's the topic of the paper? Connecting Python desktop applications with a web service. Yea, my graduate work :)

The second one will be in April, E-trgovina 2009, the topic is not yet decided, but we'll come up with something. Btw, “we” are, my buddy Bojan, our professor from the College, Zlatko, and me. A nice little gang of developers.

We'll also start a new blog, soon — hopefully this week. It'll be cool and fun and nice and everything. That's all you need to know for now. Stay tuned.

I finished my coffee, so it's time to go back to the code.


P.S.: What I'm really trying to do with this post, is to brake my habit to write only about code. So, expect a bit more of “personal” posts around here.

Tags: about, conference, random, thoughts.
Categories: Blablabla, Free time.