If I haven’t been blogging much it is because I have started an internship with a software company. I’d rather not say the name since it seems that blogging about your workplace and your employer can get you in trouble (it would all be positive though). So I’m a software developer and spend the entire day in front of a PC writing code and debugging software. And you know what? I love it! I like it more than writing software for myself for a variety of reasons. For one you sort of have deadlines. While you may not actually have deadlines, as it might be the case when you write most of the projects from scratch, realistically you can’t take forever to finish your project. So I am more motivated in that aspect. Furthermore, this is the first time where I’ve spent 40 hours a week writing software. It’s crazy how much more work you get done when it’s all you do during the day.

It is also great that when you leave work, you can kinda shut off your brain from thinking about a project. While it’s hard for me to do that, I find myself thinking less about a project from work than I do about a personal project.

While on the subject of personal projects, I have a new one. I can’t really talk about it since this one may actually have marketing potential and I wouldn’t want people stealing my idea, and I might have to patent the idea if it ever goes somewhere. But I’m very motivated. It involves a lot of hardware and software, so I’m teaming up with a friend who’s an electrician to guide me concerning the technical aspects of the project, while I handle the software aspect. The software won’t be trivial. I have two choices: build an operating system from scratch or use an existing operating system. Choice #1 is out of the question, writing an operating system is no joke, just thinking about it (memory management, process scheduling, …) makes my head hurt. So it’s pretty clear that the second choice is the only possibilty for now. Using Linux is pretty obvious too. It runs on almost anything and is great for embedded systems (examples of common products that run on Linux are the Toshiba Gigabeat and Linksys routers, though I think Linksys stopped using Linux now). Here’s a hint about the project: it goes in your home.

9 Responses to “Busy”

  1. mike3
    October 3rd, 2007 | 12:36 am

    Well, it’s been over 1 year since this posting. Any progress on the project? Can you tell me what it is yet?

  2. marv
    October 9th, 2007 | 11:01 pm

    no 😉

  3. December 17th, 2015 | 3:12 pm

    Edo ayto poy blepo einai oti me tis symbaseis poy tha yprpgaosoyme o OPAP tha mas kanei oti thelei.Oyte apergia gia na diekdikisoyme kati den tha mporoume na kanoyme,tha mas pairniyn tis edeies k tha plironoyme k prostima.Makari na bgo pseftis.An k pragmatika thelo na ypografoyn oi symbaseis gia na mas katoxorosei san monadiko dyktio toy opap.

  4. February 25th, 2016 | 1:04 pm

    It’s wonderful to have you on our side, haha!

  5. March 1st, 2016 | 9:04 am

    I didn’t know where to find this info then kaboom it was here.

  6. April 6th, 2016 | 10:03 am

    That’s really thinking at an impressive level

  7. June 5th, 2016 | 2:57 am

    I'm exactly the same way! Sometimes my best writing comes when I'm in an almost dream-like state, like at night or when exercising. But revisions work best when I'm alert and all there.

  8. July 21st, 2016 | 4:51 am

    That’s cleared my thoughts. Thanks for contributing.

  9. November 13th, 2016 | 3:08 pm

    Thank you so very much for this blog. I too love the education I am getting by reading your words and the comments each day. You have not only given us some of your wisdom, but you have given us a place to share our experiences and happenings in relation to the passions you share. You are the wise sage we listen to in our global village. Thank you Diane

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