I've been busy writing a web app. For real. Which is great, but after a night or two of nonstop web programming I can't stop seeing DOM elements everywhere even when I'm not staring at the computer. I look around my room and it's full of DIV's. If I see objects lying around on a table, I briefly go "oops, need to decrease the CELLPADDING on that," before pulling myself together. So you can imagine my shock when I walked into the office kitchen and saw this:
Fortunately it turned out to be just a bottle of dishwashing liquid and not a hallucination.
It amuses me when people still talk of AJAX as being "the wave of the future" or whatever. AJAX has been the wave of everything for 3 years now. 90% of today's desktop apps have no reason to exist, and if they haven't migrated to the web it's pure inertia and incompetence.
I can't wait to get done with the frontend already and retreat back to my server-side python nirvana.
P.S: there's an excellent rant
from yesterday by Joel Spolsky on the messed-up AJAX situation.
*What the hell did people even do before Firebug existed?