Monday, May 23, 2005

What's Garrett Up To?

So most of my recent posts have been about the whole "moving across the country and starting a new job" thing... But that's obviously not all I've been doing, I've got the standard collection of geeky shit jumping around in my head.

In summary:

  • I'm playing with bridging the gap between C++ and Java via GCJ, for use in Lucene4c. I've recently come to the conclusion that actually reimplementing the Lucene libraries in C, while fun, is not the best way to go about making Lucene's functionality available to C programmers. My new GCJ based version is available in the ASF Subversion repository, specifically in Lucene4c's gcj-backend branch.
  • In an effort to bring my HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills kicking and screaming into the 21st century I've been reading up on Web Standards Solutions (great book by the way) and trying to wrap my brain around all the recent AJAX stuff that's been going around. So far, I think it's all very neat. The HTML/CSS stuff is a clear win, and I'm looking forward
    to applying it going forward. The JavaScript magic is also cool, but I think we need to be careful to apply it where it's needed, not just where it's fun.

Anyway, those are the main "Geek" topics that have been rolling around inside my head lately, at least the outside of work topics anyway ;-)