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June 6, 2002
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

I went out and bought a couple of Motorola talkabout frs radios tonight- I'll use em for the trip to Cincinnati this weekend. I'm helping Brooke move up there for the summer, where she's doing an internship for the cdc, and we are taking 2 cars since I don't want to fly back. I hate flying.

My head is awash with programming languages and such. Today I have done Perl, REALbasic, Carbon, and Cocoa programming. Mixed in with a bunch of xml-rpc, pdf, and jdbc stuff to boot. Maybe that's why my head has been hurting lately, information overload. Transformations and arcs and rotations oh my!

Anyway, I'm becoming a little better with my Cocoa programming, and I've even managed to get the Cocoa/Java integration stuff working- I'm calling jdbc from my cocoa applications. That fucking rules. Now I can connect to Oracle or MySQL from a Cocoa app really really easily. That rules. The timing is good, because for most of the day today, I've been working on hooking up a REALbasic app to Oracle by way of xml-rpc, which kinda blows chunks. REALbasic's networking model pisses me off, because there's no buffering, and no socket.readLine support built in. I've tried to manage my own, but have met nothing but failure down that road. sigh. But cocoa will make it all better :)

I'm hoping soon at work we'll just drop os9 support for our apps, and just go straight to Mac OS X. That way we can start looking at writing more stuff with Cocoa. Looks like fun times ahead... um... possibly.

At least I'm not a windows programmer!