STATUS: I spent a few hours putting together a mockup that actually doesn’t look like shit!
I’m tired and don’t have much to say (I sleep 4-5 hours now on the weekdays; I used to get 9. I’ll sleep WHEN I’M RICH(I just need five dollars)), but I spent a few hours putting these together and am DAMNED PROUD OF THEM.
Someone please deflate my pride and tell me why they suck terribly and that I should stick to my heralded drawing of stick figures (I actually can’t draw straight lines that well) and writing code…or something like that.
Figure 1: thinglistr on the desktop
Figure 2: thinglistr on mobile
STATUS: Spent some time filling out my profile on angel.io, then spent some time mocking up my concept in Photoshop. It looks so hot. I can’t wait for it to drop.
MOOD: Apathetic. Still excited somehow!
Three weeks in and I’m still as excited as ever. I’m still learning a lot and messing up a lot, but it’s all really exciting. I wouldn’t want to be doing this without a job, though. Much respect to those guys/gals, as doing this without a steady paycheck is kind-of like trying to find marriage potential while single and living with your parents. It’s not impossible. It’s just really fucking hard.
Here’s what I came up with on Balsamiq. Looks like shit, seeing as how, well, Balsamiq.
I always wanted to use Slashdot again! -nobody fucking ever.
Here’s my second attempt at it in a real program:
Still pretty raw, but nowhere near as Slashdot as my last attempt.
I really can’t wait to drop this thing and make my first dollar out of thin air.
Status: Finally have some custom HTML and CSS.
Saturdays are our designated date days, so no work was done yesterday. Yesterday was also our two year anniversary, and working on days that special is criminal.
I finally got to spend some quality time on Thinglistr today at a time that wasn’t ridiculous. I started tracking my goals on Trello and moved my ideas book into Evernote. (Google Keep is SORELY lacking.) I laid some more CSS and HTML down. I love Meteor. I hate Mobile First design. Nonetheless, I know I’ll absolutely need it if this thing is going to have any chance at taking off, and I don’t mind learning some new tricks.
It looks pretty bare at the moment, but it’s finally starting to kind-of look real!
I just realized that posting pictures of my progress would be cool, so I’ll start doing that tomorrow.
STATUS: I got my Air back! I’ve got some CSS for Thinglistr! In other words, I *basically* got nothing done today.
So I got the MacBook. Of course I had to deal with Citibank for an hour because they thought that I was trying to fraud them YET AGAIN. (This has happened EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. since getting my new AAdvantage card. American’s miles must be worth something if they’re this strict.)
I started working at around 11pm. I planned to begin work at 8 or so. My goal for next week: leave work earlier and get on top of my times! Sleeping at 2am every day for ~2 hours of work is unsustainable and ineffective.
I mostly finished the Meteor tutorial and figured that now was a good time to start building from it and begin putting the CSS for the page together. That’s as far as I got.
Despite not getting much done today (my goal was to have laid down the CSS), my productivity has improved by LEAPS AND BOUNDS, especially after switching to Firefox full-time. (Vimperator is unbelievably amazing; Vimium doesn’t even come close.) I will never use anything that doesn’t support virtual spaces and real terminals again. Ever.