I think if I don't find something to do right now, pretty soon I'm going to go stircrazy1. I'm really not in the mood for games, I know it too well... I reckon the best thing atm is continue to kick my operating environment into a higher order of work flow.
Lately a lot of things have been passing through my mind, until the marbles resemble scrambled eggs better then brain cells; and as much as I enjoy thinking, sometimes one can overthink. I'm all thunk out at this point, I can't take anymore. As such, I really need something to focus on right now.... which is problematic with being driven crackers in this place at every twist and turn :-/.
Since I've been spending a lot more time on my desktop lately then my laptop (I miss the late nights with my darling Dixie :'(, but SAL1600 compiles faster). This again puts me in the old boat - sharing data between systems; as well as having to deal with shuffling between tools. After 3 weeks of using Windows XP for development tasks, I've learned a few new curse words and how to use the childish cmd.exe for automata needs.
Basically the problem at hand is thus:
- operate on the 'same' fundamental data set across all 'working' environments
- be capable of going mobile (laptop), and continue to work even without access to ANY network
- make the usage of backup and version control packages more uniform
- further refine the Standard Operating Environment (SOE) to my ever evolving needs
The biggest problem of them all, is Windows XPs user interface really kicks a huge freaking battle-ship sized hole in my ideal work flow.... lol. Alas, at least I can always build up tools as I go. GOD bless Perl, Python, and the rest ;). In the end, I hope to likely be using rxvt/rxvt+tpsh or console2+tpsh for my main user environment; rather then console2+cmd.exe and rxvt+screen+zsh.
1 In reading further on this issue, I can't help but wonder if the way life has been, has influenced why I so often take pleasure in being out in rainy weather lol.