And wouldn't you know it?... There's no big celebration, no fireworks. Only the immediate realization that only now can the hard work begin.
About 180 lines of code in C++, and I finally cracked a problem that's been daunting me for weeks. I've been trying to figure out a way to compare different sorts of data one to the other, on an even keel. Finally, I've written the tool that will allow that.
It's as if I have 5976 holes to dig, and I've only just now invented the shovel. I guess it's time to get digging.
I've been mentioning this proof of concept that I'm working on. At this stage, I'm ready to start piecing things together. Whether or not I'll be able to pull that off in time for [Applied Research Field Industry Conference] next week (and get my course preps done) is yet to be seen.
But, I'm much more confident that it all can be done in a reasonable time than before I solved this problem.
Maybe it's time to head home and play with the boys. I can work on this more tonight and tomorrow.