The tip tip tappeti tap
Now when I got your attention, I will tell you about the tip-tip-tappeti-tap.
Women's shoes are the bane of coding. Every time I hear the [tap] [tap] [tip] [tip] [tappeti] [tap] [tap] my brain cease to function and I find my mind in a complete limbo. Most often I don't even notice until the sound stops and I get awaken from my mental coma.
I talked to my office neighbour about it and he seems to have the same problem. We should take action and give away slippers to these high heeled ladies. I wonder how they will interpretate that!? Maybe that "short nerds get nervous of high heels".
This morning I made huge progress in Mint when I decided to not use the existing XForms format, and instead roll my own. The decision was well thought through, and here are my arguments.
XForms is a hard standard to implement in my application and the implementation will feel too hard for its purpose.
There are only a few applications supporting XForms. This means that I'm not breaking conventions for not implementing it, opposite to rolling your own data format because you don't like XML.
My application domain will now be easier to change, read and modify. It will also be much easier to write an XML Schema for validation.
You ain't gonna need it, keep it simple stupid
So, I remade 5 hours of work, in only 30 minutes with my new format. Yay me!