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For Caroline snafuuu [Nov. 1st, 2005|09:45 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

WHEREAS Will terror_firma and James and I have started an Exciting New Software Project, and

WHEREAS we're moving from planning to programming, and I can't help with the programming unless I'm using Unix something or other, because otherwise it's just too hard, and

WHEREAS the Linuxes I've tried have proven to be kind of a pain in the ass for everything but programming, and

WHEREAS I'd like to have one computer for my regular job and one computer for everything else, programming and otherwise, so as to simplify matters while still allowing for a healthy work/life separation, and

WHEREAS I'd like to be able to easily move the non-regular-job computer out of the regular-job work area, and

WHEREAS I want it to work right out of the box, because I already have to learn a bunch of new stuff for this project, and I don't have time to spend setting up my computer, and

WHEREAS the Sun notebooks are ugly and cost $10,000, and

WHEREAS it's often foolish to wait for and buy the first generation of a new product, because there's gonna be stuff goes wrong, and

WHEREAS all of the above could be false and it wouldn't really matter because eeeeee, shiny,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT I might have to break that pinkie-swear deal we made, because I sort of need the PowerBook now.

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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-11-02 07:05 am (UTC)
=D
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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2005-11-02 02:01 pm (UTC)
word.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2005-11-02 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yay powerbooks! :)

(I got the adorable 12" one, and it talks to my big monitor even when it's closed and is tremendously well-behaved.)

What's your Exciting New Software Project? Is it super-secret?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-11-02 05:22 pm (UTC)
Our idea is for an association management system (if you're not familiar, here's a list of popular ones). They tend to be expensive, ponderous, and hard to use; we want one that's cheap, agile, and easy to use. And open-source. And web-based and probably hosted. And fun to work on. That's it, in a nutshell. =)
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2005-11-02 06:14 pm (UTC)
Interesting... like "here, use our server to run our thing to keep track of people and events and stuff over the web, or download it and set it up yourself"?

Any thoughts on languages and whatnot?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-11-02 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yep. To start with, we want to create something that'll allow your average small association to easily keep track of everyone it has contact with, but especially its members (which might be individuals or groups, like families or corporations). We've done lots of talking and writing and a little bit of programming.

And yeah, it's gonna be Rails all the way.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2005-11-02 10:09 pm (UTC)
In Haskell, you can get an approximation of your earlier thought (for however many iterations) like this:

rails = "rails" : rails
nrails n = take n rails

(nrails 42)

... but yeah, I looked at some of the demo video, and Rails looks pretty crazy :) Much better than this damnable JSP thing I've been working with...
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2009-02-03 01:24 am (UTC)
:D Haskell, woo!

(I was taking survey-of-programming-languages at this point)

Also: hooray for bookofpower!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-02-04 06:06 pm (UTC)
(Also, we totally never did this project at all and I've still never done anything with Rails.)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-11-02 06:53 pm (UTC)

Re: VETOED!

I'd need a camera first...and "camera" has gotten bumped below "PowerBook" and "curtains" on the wish list. But when leadsynth and mrr come visit, there will be pictures of all of us dorking out with our PowerBooks. Oh yes. There will.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-11-02 10:21 pm (UTC)

=p

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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-11-03 05:14 pm (UTC)

Re: =p

You know, that's actually funny and I would actually really enjoy Stafford's comics if it weren't for all the...trappings.
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