Wednesday 7 January 2015

a proper restart and some resolutions

I've been lax due to mostly a death in the family and the recovery from Christmas but finding a rogue like game on the pebble didn't help.  I've also started this post a few times and then been interrupted or it's been pointed out that I need to assist in the taking down of decorations.
Excuses aside here's some plans for what I'm going to do in the next year:

Get the app running*

I was really quite disappointed that I didn't manage to build this in time for Christmas.  However I managed Christmas lunch more than successfully without it.  That shouldn't be an excuse not to get it finished.

Have a pull request accepted into an open source project

This is just something I've been wanting to do for a while I've got loads from using open source software and it would be nice to give something back.

Play with pebble.js

Although the majority of pebble apps are written in C and I could go back an re-learn that it's not something that inspires me.  However playing with javascript has been really interesting these last few months so that's probably where I'm going to go with this.

Finally something interesting - plague

I've been playing with plague on the phone, it's horribly addictive and I'm finding it an interesting guilt free social network.  The concept is quite simple, you swipe up to send an article (which can be text, an image a link etc.) to the people near you or down to not send it on.  I've found some interesting bits. My largest concern with it is if it does gain in popularity then it'll be filled with less savoury images and links, that have thankfully so far been missing.

*By running I mean in a state that I can use it for cooking a meal, once that's done I'll look at additions and shine.

Friday 2 January 2015

so that was Christmas...

Well it was fun, with lots of food, presents and excitement.

Perhaps unsurprisingly I didn't get the app that I was building to sort out the cooking the Christmas lunch finished.  I'll continue working on this, but with the urgency now removed I've decided to take a break.  After all this is supposed to be fun and it's something I'm doing in my spare time so taking a bit of a pause should be fun.  On that note I managed to not touch a laptop for over a week over Christmas which was a nice break.

As a surprise Christmas present I was given a pebble for Christmas, it's been lots of fun playing with it. I've also had a few frustrations, I think this deserves it's own post so I'll write one up and put it in after I've finished this.

I'll also try and sort out an interesting things post later today.

Over all I've had a fab Christmas and today is back to work, let's see how that goes...