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What's your latest project?

Hi people,

So, what are you guys working on these days?

I'm working on a .NET-based errand scheduling system for a Fortune 500 company. Will post the demo URL as soon as its up & running!

Saturday, September 13, 2003

I'm currently hammering out an XML based transaction protocol for transferring large amounts of data over three networks [IP, Telephony, and a paging system.]

In addition, I'm designing and implementing a process for producing a customer report that merchanidizes this.

Fun stuff.

Dustin Alexander
Saturday, September 13, 2003

We are adding new enhanced modules in our e-Commerce solution for not a Fortune 500 company. :-)

Evgeny Gesin /Javadesk/
Saturday, September 13, 2003

Just started on a complete redesign of -- first complete redesign after 2 years.  Design is done; now the coding begins.

Developing various small applications for the SonyEricsson P800 smartphone (  It's the Symbian OS -- a very different and interesting platform.

Almost Anonymous
Saturday, September 13, 2003

I'm writing a POS system in some language you've probably never heard of.

somebody please shoot me now
Saturday, September 13, 2003

I wish I knew ...

Saturday, September 13, 2003

I'm forwarding emails between my boss and a consultant

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Man, but reading "POS System" *always* makes me laugh...


Saturday, September 13, 2003

My latest project is an experiment to see how long I can get away with surfing sites like this before they fire me.

6 months and counting....

retired and loving it
Saturday, September 13, 2003

Software to control and coordinate patient testing via some custom build audiological testing hardware. Configure the hardware, run a test, store the results and present them to an audiological clinicial for analysis.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Reading the Sunday job ads, emailing my resume, talking friends into taking my resume and forwarding to anyone who might be interested, posting my resume on job boards, searching job boards...trying to become employed.

Tomorrow I'll head off to the Embedded Systems Conference.  It's not a job fair but there will be a lot of employed people there and I am hoping it's contagious.  If not, at least there are a lot of good seminars and visiting Boston should be fun.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

My current project is to train my two Indian replacements. I hope it is over budget and takes twice as long.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Developing a computer language.

Bill Rayer
Sunday, September 14, 2003

I've recently contributed some patches to the Subversion version control system, and worked on various Perl CPAN modules. I also worked on some essays and on a version control comparison. I also interviewed a 77-years old hacker I'm acquainted with and been polishing this interview.

Finally, I began translating ESR's Homesteading the Noosphere to Hebrew.

You can read more about what I have been doing in my weblog:

Shlomi Fish
Sunday, September 14, 2003

I'm working on a J2EE integration framework for legacy software.

John Topley (
Sunday, September 14, 2003

Working on a Invoice & Inventory system using VB6 and Access. Taking longer then expected, though.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

They always do.
I'm trying to finish refactoring an invoice document tracking system - last few requirements put my original design past the point of no return on the Ball of Mud scale, so I've rebuilt it from the inside out.

Of course, my boss is fuming that it's taken me two days longer than he estimated. Never mind that I've cleared a dozen bugs and added a half-dozen features he really wanted. [sigh]

Oh, and it's faster and uses less memory, too.


Monday, September 15, 2003

Job hunting

Monday, September 15, 2003

Rewriting some VB objects (for an ecommerce link) so you can script them from VBScript also adding a pile of useful features we missed on the first pass.
The way VBScript handles objects with strongly typed non default interfaces makes me want to barf, I've found a "kludge" but it then means you can't debug it, so if the bugs only there when called from VBScript you have to resort to logfiles / message boxes and reading the event log. I've spent a lot of time recently deleting interfaces out of the registry.
Arrrggghhh I want to kill the JScript/VBScript designer who thought a typeless language was a good idea....
BTW this all goes away if we could use .NET but the braindead client wants to use plain old ASP pages....

Peter Ibbotson
Monday, September 15, 2003

Yes, job hunting. 

Suddenly employed impared
Monday, September 15, 2003

Jim Rankin
Monday, September 15, 2003

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