The network at the Akademy is really bad. I feel completely isolated at times. The wifi network has a very small range and near the end of the day when most people are trying to connect their laptops it may be impossible to actually get an ip address from the dhcp server.
I’ve been at the talks that were most interesting to me personally — multithreading, async programming and scripting — Mirko Böhm has done a very cool little lib that will make it actually possible to do task-based programming in C++. The ADK we created at Tryllian has that as an important feature, too.
Multithreading is cool; async programming definitely is. Imagine simulating threading using timers — on a multi-code chip. Timer-based
async programming has no future.
Walking on the Dark Side was also interesting, being as it was about what we should be learning from dot net and things like that. The talks following that one actually dovetailed very neatly. What is needed is a framework that provides object oriented programming in any language — non-oo languages really are out. I’m now going to try a new approach to scripting Krita that Richard Dale suggested.