Writing

Woodworked puzzles

Giving away something you’ve made yourself is always an extra joy. As I mentioned in the last post I created a few gifts by hand last christmas, one was the spice rack written in the previous post and the two others were two puzzle cubes I made for my dad. I found both puzzles, called half cubes and eight cubes, online at the great blog diypu...

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Woodworked spices

Figuring out what to get someone for a gift is always hard. And even when you do know what to get it might be hard to find one that you think they’ll like. I’m having that issue with a few gifts this year which made me think of last year when I went a different route. Because why buy when you can build something custom? The above picture is ...

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A reflection on Camp Explorer

In the last post I went into detail on how Camp Explorer is implemented and why. I figured I’ll write the last post as a reflection on what worked and what I’ve learned. Starting with the latter: Frameworks. A whole bunch of frameworks. There were quite a few firsts in this project, for example Node.js, Jasmine, Docker and Elasticsearch...

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Camp Explorer in detail

So in the last post I gave a quick overview of my improved Bandcamp search tool and I mentioned I would get into more detail in the next post. This is that post. Give the last one a quick read if you haven’t already. Before I go into the details of the new implementation I’m going to go over how the old one worked, so you know where I started o...

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Camp Explorer

I’m a big fan of the music service Bandcamp. There is a lot raw talent there, creating all kinds of fascinating and awesome music. But digging through the cruft to find those diamonds is tricky, especially considering the wide assortment of styles and genres. And I’ve found that just using the simple search function casts too wide of a net. Even...

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Consulting

A few weeks after the last post I got quite a dramatic change in my daily work. More specifically, I got a fantastic full time consulting opportunity which I decided to take so then since I’ve been busy programming more standard business software. I really like the work (programming is fun!) but mostly it’s been a welcome change from working al...

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Checking in

It’s been a long time since my last update. When you get out of a rythm it’s hard to get into it I’ve noticed; not that I was updating frequently before that really. A few things have happened since last time: my company is now registered (though haven’t registered a name yet), I was part of Castle Game Jam and worked on Dave’s Theory Of Gravity...

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Searching for style

The first few weeks after the last post I was busy figuring out the ins and outs of tax law and all that jazz with having a company. It was actually pretty interesting but probably not fun enough to go over here. Last week though has been a bit different. As I’m going forward to make A Maze Boss into a full game I’ve been thinking of ways to imp...

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