This brief post is to simply say what many people may have already guessed from my absence all year, on here and on sites like GitHub: I am not programming anymore. I haven’t written a line of code this year, and I have barely looked at any code. Personal complications with my health have pushed me away from computer programming for now. This is not to say that I am finished with programming forever, but I do not see myself returning any time soon this year. I apologize to all of the people whom I have inconvenienced with my sudden disappearance, e.g. especially all the people on GitHub whose issues for things such as PHP Mode I have completely ignored. Speaking of PHP Mode: thank you Syohei Yoshida for keeping things going. And my gratitude and apologies to everyone else while I work through this period of my life. I will return to programming some day, but until then I sincerely ask for your undeserved patience.
I am in the process of moving to a new city and starting a new programming job, although I am still continuing with my indie game development studio; my new employer graciously has no problem with me doing that. Anyway, this brief post is simply to let what few regular readers I have know that I will not be updating my blog much for the next few weeks, because I am going to be busy with moving, my new job, and so on. So don’t be surprised if you don’t see any new posts until mid-to-late December.
As I’ve mentioned before, most of my programming these days involves Python and PHP. So out of the links for this week, my two favorites are this huge collection of Python videos and this great collection of PHP resources. But I also have to say this Java 8 guide was a terrific find, even though I’m not using Java for anything at the moment.
In tonight’s post I want to show you a feature of Git which, in my experience, developers rarely use: branch descriptions.