Impasse. Not sure if other programming folk hit this point where you glance down at your project and realize that you’re not fully certain that you understand what you’re doing. I think I’ve reached that point with my sideproject. The `backticks` are all still part of the plan for actually pumping the data into MySQL but the weak point write now is writing the XML parser in PHP. There’s a whole suite of functions but right now I feel like I’m just staring into some gaping maw. I think I can get the testing logic down but I feel this need to know what’s going on. Right now xml_start_element_handler() just isn’t doing it for me. I’m ripping through sample code b/c the chapter itself is like being asked to learn Sumerian in a mirror.
Just a minor gripe & sigh.
Hard to justify spending craploads of time (re)learning this ish when the pay-off is strictly amusement. I suppose that’s not totally true. Sharpening one own self’s kung f00 is time well-spent. Though I’m in need of some more instant gratification.
So, uh… What’s a good game I can run on my iBook that should make its way onto my Xmas wishlist? Since, you know, I was going to ask for Traktor but the demo is simply NOT living up to my expectations.
currently playing: “Non Lateral Hypothesis”
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