One of these days, I really have to do this: http://blog.xkcd.com/2011/02/18/distraction-affliction-correction-extensio/
I find myself wasting time … losing as much as hours constantly jumping from one thing to another. This has become so much of a problem that when I am not at work, I hardly manage to accomplish anything. The only thing I do productively when left to my own devices is learn about and code using new technologies.
This means that now I have one hell of an arsenal of technological assets on my person, but, I have not studied or read anything serious that has had a text longer than 20 pages for a LONG while now.
I have been busying myself lately with writing a set of powerful tools for any Java programmer, dubbed JPowerPack. This might seem — and indeed, to myself, it sort of does — like an ambitious and arrogant bearing, but I feel like I have the knowledge at the moment to try and embark on this.
What I am doing is providing a set of traditional tools for refletion, plus — in the near future — more advanced tools for generating code, compiling code, and generally wreaking havoc on the world of pre-compilation code writing.
This has come to be after I have been working on a similar set of utilities at my work. This project is now up on Github, and anyone willing to contribute or fork is invited to join.