12. April 2011 06:21
Mother goose rhymes are appropriate for this post. I've been away from home for the last two months, working on software in San Antonio. Being holed up in a Holiday Inn for two months sort of makes you stir crazy. I have a lot of wiki articles ready for posting. I spent most of my off time either working out or writing WTL applications. (I was more successful at writing applications than working out.)
One of the surprising aspects of returning home is how long it takes to re-acclimate myself to being around family full time. I became used to getting off work and having the rest of the day to do what I wanted, rather than working around the house and performing all the duties required of a husband and father.
So far, I've had to perform a lot of repair work on the sprinkler system. We've been planting sod where the Bermuda grass has died from lack of sunshine. My poor wife has been moving hoses around and watering the old fashioned way. Having the sprinkler system back on line has made the watering job a lot less time consuming.
I've worked up an article regarding the use of OLE-COM Object Viewer as an alternative to using #import in your C++ programs: Alternative to using #import in your WTL projects. I have authored an example WTL MSDATGRD.OCX application which illustrates using IDL instead of #import.
Oh, by the way, I have a new convection oven. Hopefully I can post some new recipes soon.
I am happy to be home. Like the song says, "San Antonio is nice, but it ain't home".