Has anybody else noticed that I have several times talked about all of these ideas for software that I'm "going to write" but never actually write? I'm acutely aware that I have yet to produce that conversation I kept talking about, let alone an integrated custom software package to run my website on.
Frankly, I'm sick of talking about writing software without producing results. Sure, I sometimes sit down for a few days and crank out something interesting, but most of my projects tend to be fragile because they're doing something interesting with data that's not presented in a consistent manner. Thus, much of what I write doesn't get published.
Did you know that I wrote a program that would decode the email addresses in images on Facebook? No, of course not: I've never mentioned it. I wanted to export contact information from my friends' Facebook profiles and import it into my address book, but it was just too much of a hassle. Facebook changed their site once every day or two, so the program would break at least twice each week.
Part of my problem is that I haven't been using the right tools for the job. My biggest problem is that I keep trying to make PHP work for my web programming, but there are many frustrating things about the language that make it unpleasant to write software for. PHP is a great language for specific tasks, but in many ways it annoys me.
The point is that I'm getting excited about the prospect of a new software tool. Maybe one of these days I'll actually write some software using this new tool. You know. As opposed to talking about writing some software.