Hard thinking - Journal of Omnifarious
Aug. 20th, 2002
10:51 am - Hard thinking
I'm trying to think of how to handle some difficult problems that are going to arise in the future of a software system I'm creating. They won't arise right off, but will show up as soon as we start scaling the system to larger loads. I don't need to design the details of how all the mechanisms will work right now, but I have to account for what we might want to do in the future when designing the current mechanisms.
It's a difficult problem. Kind of fun to think about really. I wish I could spend a few days just doing that with a notebook on hand to scribble, and interesting people to converse with for the purposes of being distracted. The right kinds of distraction are hugely important in creative problem solving. :-)
I talked to skylark77 on the phone last night. She's been moving too. Into a pretty nice place it seems, and it looks like she's going to have a decent job. Yay! :-)
I went to a bar to do some thinking last night too. I like finding unusual or just different locations to be in when I have a hard problem to work through. I meant to go to a coffee shop, but it was already closed. :-(
In the bar, the guy sitting next to me was acting pretty coarse, but was actually fairly bright. It was kind of amusing to talk to him and the woman he had with him.