Monday, 28 March 2005, 12:32:47 EST
Every day I learn that I don't know anything. Today, OSNews.com actually managed to post something of interest — an interview with a brilliant coder named Jonathan Rentzsch (pronounced "wrench"). The interview covers everything from dude's current top ten most played songs to memory management on multiple processor machines. Rentzsch is twenty-eight years old and knows more about programming than I can hope to know by the time I am thirty-five. I like to think that I am a programmer but people like this make me feel just plain dumb.
That being said, I have been idly reading up on Objective-C and Cocoa. I want to extend my winfo program to do a lot more than it currently does and be pretty at the same time. I also want to write a decent Ogg Vorbis player for OS X since it seems that not a single one exists! When I say idly, I mean when I get bored, and don't want to try and find something else to do, I read a tutorial or two. Thus far, I have gotten to the point were I can write Obj-C classes but nothing with pretty buttons and such. I don't feel too bad about learning this stuff while on the clock because I need winfo for my job and what I have planned will be really helpful for that. However, I have started looking at next semester and I am going to have even less time then that I do now (CalcII four days per week – ouch). Oh well, maybe one day I can make a post about some great wireless program or Ogg player.