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The title of this post is a bastardized pronunciation of isogashii (いそがしい), which means "busy" in Japanese. This time, it’s shigoto (仕事, work) in the jimusho (事務所, office) that’s eating up my jikan (時間, time). All my web projects are built upon a very loose PHP framework I’ve built over the last five or so, eight if you count the years I was building things haphazardly.

Although I’ve managed to build a lot of applications quickly with my self-rolled framework, I’ve gotten really tired of maintaining it. The idea of hacking through that code fills me up with such dread, I end up doing nothing.

About two weeks ago, I decided to try out some established frameworks to see how fast I could port an existing application. I picked CodeIgniter because it seemed lightweight and versatile enough for such a task, and I was incredibly encouraged when I got a registration and profile system done in a few days.

So I’ve spent my work days actually, well, working, and it’s unexpectedly cut into blogging time. The release schedule is also ramping up these next two weeks, and I may as well wait till they’re done before I start writing again. So I’ll be busy with code while the stores stock up on their Guns N’ Roses, Shiina Ringo and Killers.

After the holidays, I’ll see how much my playlists have bloated.


  • Id says:

    Hmm… So does that mean you’ll be picking up the MoRa box after all? If you are, I’d love to hear some impressions on audio fidelity as some asshole broke into my car and stole a sizeable chunk of my music collection.
    I’ll probably be checking out Chinese Democracy too out of sheer curiosity as its long, laborious(?) journey to the CD presses is one of the most storied out there.

  • NemesisVex says:

    Nah. I’m just mentioning Shiina Ringo to remind folks MoRa Box is around the corner. I’ve squirreled away my bonus, and that set is way beyond my budget.
    Oh shit! Sorry to hear about the break-in. My last car was broken into a few times, but I stopped leaving anything of value in there a long time ago. The most recent time it happened, someone left a pair of wooden sandals in my car. Huh? I knew the car was crap, but it wasn’t no dumpster.
    I heard Rolling Stone, that bastion of pop culture tastemaking, gave Chinese Democracy four stars. Pot, kettle, black?

  • Id says:

    Thanks Greg, I just got an iPod Touch to lug my music around with. I’ll never EVER make that same mistake again, really freakin’ hurts bad. I had about 90 percent of my music backed up on Minidisc, but the newest CD’s I picked up were part of the batch that got stolen. I’d say about 65 percent of my CD’s were stolen. So now I have to upload and reconvert all of my music from Atrac to MP3 for the iPod, extremely lame. I had to have a laugh at the sandals part in your story though. That’s pretty damn bizarre.