Friday, May 23, 2008

Hobocopy Needs a New Daddy (or Mommy)

I enjoy the process of sharing some of my work as open source. One of my more successful efforts in that area has been Hobocopy.


Like most (really, all) software, it's not done. There are any number of things I'd like to add to it, and I still get occasional requests from people for enhancements or bugfixes. But, due to one thing and another, I just haven't been able to get around to doing any work on it for months. So I'm asking you, dear LazyWeb, if you know of anyone who would be interested in adopting this poor, neglected, digital offspring of mine. 


I'm open to whatever arrangement that maintains the MIT nature of the license, so if you'd rather move the code somewhere else or transfer the copyright, that's cool with me. Or we can keep it where it is and I can set you up as a contributor.


Hobocopy is written in C++. Not very good C++, mind you, but C++ skills are still required. Although with sufficient work, we could probably factor out the bit that needs to be in C++ and rewrite everything else in C#. I'm happy to help with design direction via email, I just don't have time to hack.


Anyway, let me know if you're interested. It's a good tool and I'd love to see someone pick it up and move it forward.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Speaking at DC ALT.NET Thursday

Lately I've been enjoying going to the DC ALT.NET meetings. I can't say I've figured out what ALT.NET is supposed to mean, but the DC version appears to equate to smart people talking about interesting things, so that's good enough for me.


Anyway, I shot off my mouth (big surprise!) about how cool I think Lisp is at the last couple of meetings, so I figured it might not be a bad idea to offer to do a somewhat more structured talk about it some time. I don't really do much public speaking any more, but I happen to have a little presentation ready about what I've learned about (and from) Lisp, so I offered to give it and they accepted. If you'd like to hear it, come on down on Thursday.