Just a few days ago, Why the Lucky Stiff put out a blog post about the first named edition of Shoes, and I am pretty excited about it. Despite not being an avid Ruby hacker, I have to admit, I like Shoes a lot. I genuinely enjoy making simple little applications in Shoes.
Thats why, with the release of Shoes Curious, I decided to write another program using Shoes and see how they are doing.
(ed note: writing about both Why and Shoes screws with my mind. Why becomes both adjective and noun.'Thats why!' could be a surprised proclimation upon seeing Why out in public. Or it might be the beginning of a dry and poorly written sentence explaining the release of a new version of Shoes. Shoes is... are... is equally problematic.)
I am writing a quick little application that I cleverly entitled The Lazy Internet that will collect links when I am away from an internet connection, and then download them when it finds an internet connection.
It is a simple tool, but one that I occasionally wish I had during my days working without an internet connection.
That said Shoes development on OS X is still fraught with peril. (I am still running OSX 10.4, which may or may not be part of the issue.) The key problem is that running the same Shoes program with the same Shoes interpreter can yield wildly different results.
Here are a few images that show varying results I have gotten from running the same code. (You can find the code under the pictures, if I am drowning in a soup I lovingly crafted myself, please let me know!)