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So what am I doing for my first week of blissful unemployment?

I sat down this morning with my notes for the StructureMap 2.5 release to reacquaint myself with the remaining work I wanted to do before the release.  I wanted to just work through the punchlist, but this irresistible voice started saying “rewrite the InstanceMemento/MementoSource mess.”  So apparently, the answer to what I’m going to do today and tomorrow is “rewrite a significant piece of the StructureMap core code that’s accumulated trash code over 4 years.”  The usage of the tool and what I want it to do is so different from where I started in the summer of ’03 that it’s amazing that that code lasted this long.

Before I even start, let’s say hooray for Subversion and automated test coverage, cause I bet there’ll be some misfires along the way.

That’s step 1.  Step 2 is to take the family to the San Antonio zoo on some random day during the middle of the week.  Life is good.

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://codebetter.com/blogs/jeremy.miller Jeremy D. Miller

    Thanks for the comment Rod, and good luck to you.

  • http://www.cerquit.com/blogs Rod

    Hi Jeremy,

    We are on the same situation. I just resigned in my company to pusue and invest time on my ideas. Some of the reasons why I resigned is almost similar as yours. Actually my boss did not even thank me for what I did with the company. We started the company with only one engineer (me) and with in 3 years we grow to around 28 and have our own decent office…

    In my first day I created my blog site as payback to all blogs (like yours) that help me in my 8 years career. I’ve been busy back then that I eat with my laptop besides me.. hehehe… My first blog is about Model View Presenter.

    URL: http://www.cerquit.com/blogs/post/MVP-Part-I-e28093-Building-it-from-Scratch.aspx

    I want to share these quotes:

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

    “One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

    “The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”