If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been gone for the last couple of weeks. I got married and went on a honeymoon and left the blog on auto-pilot, with scheduled cross posts of things I’d written for other blogs. I figured this was better than providing no content and hopefully the posts and social media announcements synced up closely enough that I didn’t look ridiculous.
During the trip, I didn’t think a whole lot about software, per se, but I gave occasional thought to what I might say upon my return. I think really good bloggers make cool segues out of trips and experiences. You know, like “I was gazing up at the Eiffel Tower and I couldn’t help but think of Liskov’s Substitution Principle.” I’m not that good, so I didn’t come up with anything like that. I was in France and Monte Carlo, and I ate a lot of cheese, saw a lot of sites, drank a lot of wine and spent a lot of time reading. None of that reminded me of code or software, really.
An Idiot (Me) Abroad
In fact, the only technical lessons I could relate were birthed from my own stupidity. I brought my Mac Book pro along, but, incredibly, managed to forget its charger. Upon arrival at our hotel in Paris, jet lagged, I dug the laptop out of the bag to charge and discovered that this would be quite impossible. Suddenly, the Mac’s 90% charge was an ominous harbinger of computing scarcity. I’d have to ration, what, like 3 or 4 hours of latpop usage for the entire trip? Read More