Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Not dead, just busy!

Happy thanksgiving holiday.
It's been some 7 weeks since my last post, simply because I've been pretty occupied with stuff at work and haven't come across anything really blog-worthy lately. But it's coming.

Some brief bits and pieces:
  • Been crazy-busy at work, including a server migration in a few days over the TG weekend. Huzzah for virtualization and how it makes migrations relatively simple. Ask me about it some time.
  • OSX Yosemite trashed my Mac, so I spent a day reinstalling the OS and then the whole build chain. My own blogs came in quite handy here, and I'm glad to say they're still quite applicable. The only annoyance was that virtually every package in the stack had an update: iOS 8 meant updating Xcode, meant updating to Yosemite, ... (the second upgrade from Snow Leopard to Yosemite went just fine, no sweat)
  • I've begun porting over an old jQuery Mobile application from 2012, into Cordova to form a mobile app. I don't expect much in the way of surprises, but it will be the most complex phone app I've ever done. Fortunately the already-working prototype provides a clear picture of expectations and some lessons on what works well and what can be streamlined.
  • Still no progress on trying to find a new HTML5 framework for building mobile apps. Just too busy on other tasks. Though the mental process is guiding me toward something very much like Ratchet but with a real page-turning behavior. (I mentioned that a while ago) I do hope to get some slack time soon to tinker around and find/invent something.
So yeah... Not a lot worth blogging, but a promise that more will come soon. :)

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