Shipping day jitters 🥴
This was a complete, frustrating, nerve-wracking rollercoaster
One of the worst parts of making music is actually sitting down to do the damned thing. A shortcut to productive procrastination 🥴😅
I love the universal truths of humanity overcast.fm/+PBommT5l…
Finished reading Shuna's Journey last night. The translation was very well done; and it’s obviously gorgeous, but the thing I enjoyed most was seeing the first iterations of stuff that would appear in Miyazaki’s later works. It’s proof that you don’t need to come up with fresh ideas every time; you can iterate on previous work and keep returning to something to refine it.
Anyone want to guess what the new Noko feature will be? Beta launching in a few weeks!
I just found out that Gerda was made by the same studio that made Life Is Strange; so you should get it twitter.com/DONTNOD_E…
🎮 I’ve been playing Gerda: a flame in Winter, and it’s astounding. Probably one of the best balances between historical narrative, interactive fiction, and modern game design I’ve ever seen
Working on a brand-new feature for Noko, and it’s progressing incredibly quickly. I can’t wait for folks to get their hands on it.
Related: Maintaining software is a really tricky thing, but pays off. The theme of this year has to be behind-the-scenes rewrites; we’ve touched a lot of Noko’s core internals, because they needed the maintenance desperately. Since we approached it strategically and tried to double-dip as much as possible; this new feature is coming together pretty seamlessly.
14+ years of a product being around means that stuff needs fixed! Frameworks change, heck, the execution environment is wildly different now with browsers. The best thing you can do for yourself + your team is to build with maintainability in mind as much as possible. Which is different than make everything generic, but that’s a whole other can of worms.
The Affinity V2 deal was too good to pass up; $99 for a whole suite of software, on both Mac & iPad? No-brainer.
Once I finally get time to finish this EP, I’ll be able to use Publisher for the liner notes. Pages was doing the job, but having a full-on publishing tool will help it shine
My synth case finally came in, which means I can finally use the stickers I’ve collected over the years.
Getting my new iPad Pro setup, and the engineering behind the M1 is truly astounding. I’ve never really had a “magic” moment with computers, where they’re so responsive it feels like thoughts are just pouring out onto the screen, but the M1 does that on the regular.