June 27 – Something You Want To Win
aka. Post 27 of Those 30 Posts in June Blog-Every-Day Posts
Ok, so strictly speaking it’s not a competition or anything that I can actually “win” per se in the proper, strict, absolute definition of the word “win.”
But in the sense that “winning” is an attitude and an objective, I think it counts… at least for today’s topic.
Now, I’m pretty sure to many of you this is going to be very dry and very boring. It’s the nerd aspect of my life, geekiness to the infinite degree poking out from the corners of my hobbies and making itself known. I’ve been thinking about something, and thinking about that thing has led to me to start writing about that thing, and writing has led me to working on it as an actual thing, and as these types of things are wont to do, working on it has escalated into an actual something that I’m actually putting effort into.
But I’m not going to tell you about it quite yet.
I’ve been coding, in fact.
I was pondering this idea that been bobbling around in my head for about six months, brewing and stewing, and then the other day I started poking at that mess of stewy idea-ness and there it was, an actual project. So I wrote a bit. Tweaked a bit. Deleted the whole thing. Twice. Then started over and…
Well, I’ve been coding.
I started simply. A little chunk of a database turned into a few files and that turned into a lightweight and basic content management toy and that has blossomed into the alpha version of a website. It’s php and mysql and a few little picture. And when I say that I want to “win” what I really mean is that I’m taking the development seriously, making versions and a task log and tracking bugs and tweaks and improvements. I have a spreadsheet and everything.
I’m not going to tell you about it. Not yet. Soon. But not yet.
But I’ve been coding, nurturing the dribs and drabs of code into something awesome, and the first few pokes at showing it, sharing it, giving it some air have been very positive. So you’ll see it… soon. Really.