Down to work

Organisation.  That's what I need.  My organiser needs updating.  Too many things to do and not enough day to fit them all in.  Did two things long overdue today, including a brief resurrection of the old Gateway P133 machine.  Bought in 1995 or 1996, the original OS was Windows NT 3.51, upgraded to WinNT 4.0.  Plus various Linux distributions running on the other hard drive.  It was whizzy fast once, now it's lying on its side with the case off, second in the queue of machines to be radically overhauled.

Faced down the monstrous GridBagLayout last night, it wasn't so hard after all.  All you need is pen and paper, and a grid.  Being able to count helps a lot too if you want your buttons and jazz to end up on the right lines.  One GridBagLayout down, three to go, it's kind of fun.  I haven't written GUI code in ages.  I haven't even begun to attach the window I'm designing to the second database Chronicle will be using, the complicated four-interlocked-tables one.  I'm working on the web site configuration stuff.  When it's done, I will release version 0.3, uninstall Blog, and use Chronicle as my blog management program.  The next version release, 0.4, will actually publish diary entries to the web, making Chronicle a functional blog manager.  After that the rest is just cosmetic niceties, making it friendly enough to use without having to go in and hack the config file.

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