October 3, 2013
Rough Plan, Vaguely Specified Project

I’m working on a fun personal project so I’m going to start tracking progress and my plans as they evolve. This is still the very early prototype stage. I hope to have a rough demo (pre-alpha) to show by December 1, 2013.

What I’ve accomplished so far:

What I will accomplish by the end of the weekend:

  • Connect the Dropwizard service to PostgreSQL.
  • Add some basic message CRUD to the service.
  • Integrate Angular.js. The way this will be served is still up in the air (current ideas: Apache/nginx, directly from the service or with a custom Sinatra service).
  • (optional, see below) Add some tests to the Dropwizard service.

What I hope to accomplish next week:

  • Add an XMPP server to the mix.
  • Perform a through test: (1) Message from web client received by XMPP client. (2) Message from XMPP client received by web client.
  • Evaluate prototype.
  • Tear down prototype and rebuild with tests from the ground up.

My commitment is to work on this for at least a solid hour every day. If I can do more, great.

September 25, 2009

Follow the bear100 runners live: http://bit.ly/bear100

September 25, 2009

Can get a PS3 or a Kindle for the same price…hrm

September 24, 2009

I “get” to go back to work tonight to work until “it’s done”… At least “it” is javascript and not C#.

September 23, 2009

Not looking for Mojito Island. I just want to work where I don’t want to gouge my brain out with a trowel: http://bit.ly/qK1UP

September 23, 2009

Removing all of the M&Ms from the trail mix. Oh, the things we do for love.

September 23, 2009

I learned to program to make video games and gave up my passion to make enterprise software. Paying for self-betrayal now… #selftaught

September 23, 2009

Read more Inheritance of Rome, do a Cocoa/MacRuby tutorial or perform a DIY frontal lobotomy?

September 23, 2009

"God damn mescaline. Why can’t they make it a little less pure?"

September 23, 2009

"I felt like a Nazi, but it had to be done." #fearandloathing