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Long time between blog updates

Yes, it has been a long time between blog updates. Maintaining a blog and keeping it updated with new content is harder than I realised. I have a brain full of thought and ideas, it is just getting it out of my head and into a readable format is the challenge.

It also comes down to being a little more organised. Most, if not all the time, when I finish up for the day it is usually too late to write up anything as I’m tired and it is time for sleep. I think to myself “I’ll write up that idea tomorrow”. Rinse and repeat.

There are a couple of things that I have been doing lately that has kept me quite busy:

Pioneer space sim.

Yes, this is an ongoing project. While most of my time has been involved with other things lately (see below) I still continue to follow and support this project as I loved the original game and want to play it on my iMac. Lately the project has gained quite a few developers and there are changes being made daily. It is hard to keep up! Currently alpha releases are being released on the second week of every month and I run snapshots of the current master branch when I can. As always you caN find more info from the main site.

iOS Projects

While I have been writing small iOS apps for personal learning, I have been working on a ‘real app‘ with an old friend of mine. Naturally I can’t go into details (no there is no NDA, I’m just being a nice guy about it and not leaking any info) but I can say for a first real project, I’m quite happy with how it is going. I’m sure you will here me talk about it more on its development once it has been released on the App store.

Blender

Sadly, I have done very little with blender as of late. I am looking forward to the new version, which is rumoured to be out mid December.

Hopefully that should bring you all up to date and now that i have cleared the backlog of updates, there should be more frequent blog posts in future. Promise! 🙂

 

Blogging from an iPad.

The iPad was originally designed to be a consumption device, i.e. for reading, viewing and listening. It wasn’t designed to be a content creation device. Over time though, some of the apps have become more sophisticated.

Since getting my iPad from my lovely wife, I have been using it on my daily commute into work (an hour bus ride) to read the news, facebook, read a magazine. Lately however I have been ‘creating’ on the iPad rather than being just a consumer. It has actually become quite enjoyable. Because my stop is the first bus stop of the day, I get to sit up the back of the bus and type away (quietly on the iPad onscreen keyboard).

A good example is this blog post. I am using a very good product called Blogsy.

I won’t bore you with a comprehensive review, (there are plenty of other sites for that) but it does allow you to drag and drop elements from the web (such as pictures, video, links, etc) directly into your blog post.

In fact this entire blog post was written in the back of the bus.. Now how is that for mobility!