Cat sitting for a friend. Forgot to bring a book or my laptop. Mind starts wandering. It starts wandering back to an earlier conversation where I'm explaining to someone that Perl is not C and trying to program in one while thinking in the other is difficult and leads to error prone code.
The I started thinking about Widge. Widge is also falling into the "not spectacularly fast" category because
I now realize not only what I was doing wrong, but what I need to do right. By being away from the code, I started thinking in terms of Perl. I started envisioning how I would code it if I was coding it from scratch, which is what I'm going to do. I now know the system well enough that I no longer need any code to refer to. The neural network is crystal clear (admittedly, it's a simple network) and the eyes are ridiculously obvious
I'm wondering if I can get an article out of all of this when I'm done. I really need to start writing.