Friday, August 24, 2012

August: In review

August seemed to go by pretty fast! And I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get more stuff done!

I started playing with a bit more web-programming and I've got a virtual linux server from linode to experiment with.

When I lived in Japan I kept a simple blog howtojapan.blogspot.com which I update now and again. I enabled adsense ads and it makes a small amount of money each month. I'm sure many people have had this idea but I thought it would be great if I could have fun learning some web development and also create some sites that might also generate some income. After looking at some similar sites I created: http://www.buy-for-life.com/ using wordpress and some themes. It just a collection of products that are well made and should last a lifetime with affiliate links to amazon. I was also playing with one or two other sites but I haven't launched anything else yet. Finally, I also messed around with the Google Checkout API and found it very frustrating eventually getting nowhere :( I will probably try again in the future.

I entered the Ludum Dare challenge and actually created something. While the game wasn't great it was well worth doing I think. I used the old version of my rapid-prototyping engine for this.

The second version of my rapid-prototyping engine hasn't had much love this month. I added a little more code this weekend. It has better support for reloading assets.
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