For the record, Connoisseur 1.0 is a piece of crap. Our internet is out (due to Bell which is also a piece of crap, but I can’t go download a new shareware phone company so I have to put up with their shit) so I was going to spend part of the evening entering recipes into the little appy and use it to generate out some HTML that I could then post on my INTARNET (you’re soaking in it).
Great idea, nice relaxing way to spend part of an evening while the pasta sauce simmered and I drank a Mike’s and unwound from an otherwise annoying day. Gathered my cookbooks together, started with the Pork Noodle recipe I printed out from the INTARWEB the other day, and began.
I got three clicks in and hit my first snag. Hrm. The tab key doesn’t do what you want it to do, so you have to actually *click* on each little box for each ingredient then move your hand back to the keyboard to type. Each ingredient has four things to enter, requiring mouse-keyboard hand movement four times per ingredient. This recipe has, roughly, twenty ingredients. Excuse me while I put this stick in my eye.
I decided to persevere long enough to get this one recipe entered. It was not to be so. During the arduous process of entering the ingredient list, I made the mistake of trying to add a new type of measurement to the measurements field (“clove(s)” as in “cloves of garlic”). This managed to trigger a series of really stupid UI problems that just aren’t worth living through.
Cmd-Q to Quit and dragged that baby to the trash. Time to begin the search anew.
It’s starting to dawn on me that I might have to build my own recipe management application. I do web junk for a living, see, and I want my recipe collection accessible online via the INTARWEB, so…really…rolling my own web-app would probably be the smart thing to do (this is one of the few places where I would say that “rolling my own” is a good idea — I am a big proponent of not reinventing the wheel, but all these wheels actually suck). There’s just some stuff I don’t know how to do right now (although the main problem just got designed out entirely in my head just now while I was typing that), so…we’ll see.
Diving back in to PHP wouldn’t hurt, really.