The school year is in full swing now... the third week of school already, and the last two went very fast. There hasn't been as much code as I would like, but it can't be helped. This year is quite different because of the move my school is making to a new, multimillion dollar facility, which, when it comes to schools, isn't really saying much. I was supposed to be teaching Band at the new building and Computers at our big campus in Columbus, but enrollment was down, so I'm doing custodial work. At first, I didn't really like it much, but it's growing on me. It used to be that I just fixed computers around the building, and now I fix other stuff, too. My wife and I work a cross between first and second shift, so it's been quite a lifestyle adjustment for the family. I've started to get the hang of it, so I've been able to make the non-work part of my life fit in again, like code.
I've got a new release for the Filer pretty much ready to go out the door. It's been held up for a while because I haven't had time to get it packaged up and handle the inevitable busyness -- in a good way -- that follows a release. I'm still hacking away at the new Deskbar, tentatively titled DeskPanel. It's been a real pain in the neck. I slapped together some icons that, while not my best work, look halfway decent. The layout code has been a real problem. I walked away after 3 hours of fighting with it. I also cleaned up some of the interface-related code that handles the Programs menu, but most of the time was spent on layout. A major pain. Hopefully, I'll have more good news to relate next time. TTFN.