Office furniture

Here’s a picture of my new office furniture.  Actually, I only wish it were.  It’s part of an artistic display in the office of the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Pennsylvania.  Great Art taken during our October 2005 camping trip and part of my famous Camping series.  And what the heck, let’s call it part of my famous Workbench series too.  A desk is sort of a bench.  And work gets done there.  So it’s a workbench.  Sort of.

Anyway.  Extreme short shrift.  I’ve been reading an iPhone developer book and downloading iPhone developer documentation from the Apple website and now it’s late.  I have very short evenings on weeknights.  That’s part of the price I pay for living here in beautiful Lardville.  Which I don’t regret.  But my evenings are still short.

The book I’ve been reading is on a very cool website called books24x7.  It’s a pay site, and I haven’t paid.  However, my employer has paid, and they’ve opened it up to all interested employees.  I have a huge backlog of books I plan to read, and I’ve only scratched the surface of the tip of the iceberg.  The one I’ve started reading is called Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK by Dave Mark and Jeff LeMarche.  I’m impressed so far.  Time will tell.

If I end up not liking it, there are several other iPhone development titles there.  Cool.

The iPhone project continues to go well.  I’ve having a great time and really coming the like the people involved.  I believe our app is going to be extremely popular, especially once the for-pay alternative ceases to exist (which will happen, sadly, because it violates the church’s terms of service for their website).  I think it would be extremely popular anyway, as it’s free and is already as good as the alternative (which I have on my iPhone) and will become much better as time goes by.

I’m really impressed with the Church’s software development team.  They are really driven – they certainly don’t mess around.  They work hard, develop a lot of really cool things, and release very frequently.  Very impressive.  It’s really fun to be involved with them.

They’ve recently released their own IDE (integrated development environment, for my non-computer-scientist Loyal Readers).  I haven’t installed it on anything yet, but I’m planning to put it on my development Linux machine this weekend and check it out.  As I understand it, it’s Eclipse-based and focused on Java, which I’m not focused on.  But I might be encouraged.  I’m open for suggestions.  Anyway, check out the Church’s tech website!

LRN2 and I have had a quiet evening together.  We’ve been sitting around the family room playing with our laptops.  Kind of pathetic, but we like it.  LRN2’s working on his web comic and I’ve been working on my iPhone development project and am now blogging, as you might guess.

And that’s about it.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: sandwich down the pants!

See you tomorrow.

One Response to “Office furniture”

  1. Mark Says:

    Sandwich down the pants would also be a good name for a rock band.

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