My experiment works! I think all the issues with it have been resolved, and it looks great! Hurrah! Now all I have left to do is work out the instructions for users, and get a subject (hopefully this week) to run it through. This is fantastic. Of course, a number of the gotchas were quirks of E-Prime, which as I'm sure I've mentioned, is an irritatingly bad implementation of BASIC geared towards psychology experiments. BASIC is not a good programming language, and whatever judgement they used in picking it also led them to some horrifically nonintuitive GUI design and random limitations for their IDE (which you pretty much have to use). It's good to have that mostly wrapped up.
On the Psychology Department free stuff table, there were two books that looked interesting that I picked up:
- Legal Risk Management (For when people are involved with the American Psychological Association)
- Being Hurt and Hurting Others: Children's Narritive Accounts and Moral Judgements of Their Own Interpersonal Conflicts
Speaking of which, I checked up on the Pegasus Mail folk, and am disappointed to see that their project is still around. At one point in the past, they threatened to sue me to force me to rename my email program from its original name, PMail, to it's current name, PSMail, despite Pegasus Mail not having a good claim to the name PMail. They were rude and pushy, and I look forward to the day their product is forgotten.