Today I have been mostly creating Web 2.0 application interfaces for a major Edinburgh-based film production company.
That's what it's going to say on my CV. Translated, it means
working for Hugh for free.
The sum total of my Ruby knowledge this morning was the ability to write
Hello World on the command line. Today I created an RSS feed for the Strange Company blog—with standards compliance and everything!—in the Perl It's Okay To Like.
(LJ syndication for RSS feed available, natch, at strangeco_feed.)
Ruby might well be God's own programming language, largely because it works in mysterious ways. I have no clue what I did today, but it seems to have worked. I realize that this is a tiny and largely insignificant piece of code, but it works, and I'm feeling pretty good about myself.
Coding muscles flexed. Brain atrophy process temporarily stemmed. Next: work out how that code was supposed to work, and work from there.
I also got to watch the full, feature-length cut of Bloodspell, and have come away in possession of the only copy of the DVD screener not physically present at Strange Company Towers. (My unpaid working for Hugh now extends to acting as, indeed physically embodying, the official off-site backup server.) I can say with some confidence that turlygod, verdandiweaves, salchichaastuta, stormsearch and digitalraven are all awesome.
And cairmen as well, but we all knew that, obviously.