Mr. Tiddles has been released!

After many months of hacking away at the computer, learning to use Gimp and Inkscape, cursing at Google’s horrible in-app billing testing environment, and general game dev stuff… my first game, Mr. Tiddles is now available on the Google Play Store! It’s a simple game in all aspects, but I’m still happy with the result. The main [...]

Productivity and Focus

Productivity and Focus

This post is very much inspired by Kris’s Girl Geek Sydney talk several months ago titled Do ALL the Things! From her talk, I decided to try two of the ‘Productivity Hacks’ that I felt was most applicable to me: Pomodoro and Inbox Zero. Neither of these were new to me, though I had never sat down [...]

Meteor: 6 Simple Tips

Meteor: 6 Simple Tips

As part of the ‘Poison Blog’ concept, I decided to write a small web app to display a listing of the posts since I thought it would be nice to have an index stored somewhere. After looking around a bit, I decided to use Meteor. Meteor is a JavaScript framework that smartly bundles other JavaScript [...]

Mail Merge, GMail Style

Mail Merge, GMail Style

A few days ago, a friend asked me if it was possible to do mail merge with GMail. No out of the box solution came to mind, but a bit of Googling revealed that it would be possible with a bit of scripting – in Google Spreadsheets! The scripting I speak of is Google Apps [...]

Challenge accepted!

Challenge accepted!

During a random conversation with a group of friends, we realised that all of us wanted to blog regularly. Thus began the idea of a ‘Poison blog’. So, to avoid the wrath of the deadly poison post (which apparently can cause a horrible death) below is my first contribution…in the form of a book review [...]

Six tips for the Chrome Developer Tools

Six tips for the Chrome Developer Tools

If you’ve done any web development, you’re probably familiar with the Chrome Developer Tools and how handy it is for debugging those nasty css/js bugs. You’re probably familiar with the bread and butter of the toolbar – inspect element, css tweaking, setting breakpoints in the JavaScript etc. So instead of going through those, I’m going [...]

Sandbox: CSS transforms and animations

Sandbox: CSS transforms and animations

You are now reading the first of my “Sandbox” posts The idea of this “Sandbox” is that there are so many cool things on the web that I keep seeing and wanting to learn/try out. I’m very much a hands-on learning person, so the sandbox is going to be a collection of my random explorations [...]

Time

Time

Don’t ignore your dreams; don’t work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy. ~The Top of My Todo List by Paul Graham Believe it or not, we are almost halfway through 2012 – just one more month to go! The passing of time still often gets to me – I find it [...]

Reflection

Reflection

Firstly… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Believe it or not, we are near the end of 2011. As the year draws to a close, it seems to be the time when we reflect on what has happened throughout the year – or at least I do.

A lot has happened in the past year – in some ways you can say it’s been like a roller coaster ride. Some of the observations below are in some ways obvious, but I would still like to write them down here to share and to serve as a reminder for myself.

Puzzle is awesome!

Puzzle is awesome!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… many CokeUnleashed coupons were collected to obtain the long sought after 1500 piece ‘Coca-Cola’ Puzzle. An unknown number of weeks later the long awaited puzzle finally arrived. Not long after it’s arrival, two crazy friends took up the challenge to assemble it. After roughly five [...]