This is a Good Thing

So, yanno, things right now are, uh, going pretty well.

Shhhh, don’t tell anyone! Damn… Seriously, shut your pie hole about it. Because if people found out that things were going pretty well — well, then it’ll all come crashing down.

Creatively, I’ve got lots of juices flowing. Eww — sicko I didn’t mean like that! Get yer mind out of the gutter I’m talking about a web site. Really, I’m working on a site for the kidlet I’m calling “1-aWeek.” We each have to draw one sketch a week. Simple, no?¬†Design’s pretty decent too. We’ve even started drawing in preparation for the project. I’ve got a doodle or two. Riana has a few drawings ready. I’ve also got a few ideas that are bouncing around in my head. I don’t promise anything I do for it is good, just drawn. Once a week. We’ll see how it goes.

I started work on my TRPG Project again, making progress and planning at least one post every two weeks or so. At the moment the project is pretty simplistic, but the plan is solid.

To make that run, I’ve started a plugin for WordPress called “Sandbox.” It’s basically a JSFiddle-like toolset that runs inside of WordPress. It’s working right now, allowing me to edit HTML, JavaScript and CSS right in-post ( in browser ). But I’ve encountered a few things that it doesn’t do well. It doesn’t share well, nor does it make it easy to reuse code from other post. I also want an easy way of adding assets ( images, json, xml) to a sandbox including upload. It also can’t order it’s include files yet. ¬†Still, it’s an extremely good start on a very cool concept.

I’ve been writing too. Daughter and I have a story we’re thinking about tackling ( I’m tentatively calling it “The Heck-Hounds” because I think it’s funny, but YMMV ). I’ve solidified the idea behind my novel ( tentatively titled “Quota” ) and the outline for this thing is coming along well. Down-side to this progress is that it’s putting me back to 0 words written on the novel itself — it requires throwing away about 10-20K words. It really is the writing itself that I enjoy so this doesn’t trouble me all that much. I’ve said it before: I want to finish it, but I don’t care if it ever gets published.

Have a few construction projects on tap as well: I need to build a cabinet for my Cintiq — A standing desk that allows me to hide the thing when I’m not using it and stand at it like an easel when one of us wants to draw. I also need some shelves — ¬†beginning to think these two projects are related.

Family’s healthy, nothing’s exploding. Camping trip should be coming soon ( I hope ).

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