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Friday, March 28, 2008

Progress report:
There has been no progress.
This is unacceptable.
Subject may be responsive to deadlines,
Evidence: successful Megillah readings.
This report will now be suspended.
Continue on Monday (31/3).

It is now Monday.
Subject has not made progress.
I genuinely tried, I really did. I've been trying for hours now. I'm just stuck. I can't get the math to work out. I've been fighting with the way BlitzMax uses variables, and I've been fighting so much I can't even think of what it is I'm trying to do anymore. I'm just totally lost.
There has been no progress.
You may not write a post.
I understand.
This post will be followed only by another progress report.
But that'll ruin the blog! What if I can never finish this page?
Then this post will be followed by an infinite number of progress reports.
I did my best! What do you want from me- I'm not a programmer.
You must become a programmer.
Your excuses will stop now.

Update, update, update! I finished page seven! And it's still Monday!
Checking file…
Page 7 complete.
Posting privileges granted.



I find that the two things that really get me to be productive are deadlines and working with other people. I don't know who you could work with, but I felt like I should mention it.

Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-).

If I can't work out my problems with Smilie, this blog is not going to be likeable or interesting for much longer. It will just be a monument to my failure as a human being.

I should have mentioned in the post what motivated me so quickly: For an hour or so after writing the post I was seriously depressed. I didn't want to do anything that I'd enjoy: playing games, reading comics, watching TV shows, browsing the web. I couldn't take my mind off my lack of self-respect, and I knew there was no way around it except to write page 7. So I wrote page 7.

If you want any mathy programming help with anything, I'm happy to consult on such things :)


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