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Kroc's Work Log

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I've actually been working on programming projects almost daily for the last two years, despite the silence from me on the blog & forum (our son requires our full attention).

This thread will be a log of what I'm coding as I go. Feel free to ask questions.

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append delete #26. Kroc

Oh man, what a crap day. I'm on holiday in Slovakia, staying at my mother-in-law's and the SSD in her laptop just dies out-of-the-blue. I had bought with an SD card containing everything I wanted to work on whilst on holiday, so the loss of the SSD would have meant that I still had a copy to hand; except that SD card got accidentally erased trying to swap cards in the camera that had filled up. Joy. It's going to take me a couple of days to rebuild the laptop's system from scratch and I whilst all my stuff is backed up online, I don't know if I can be bothered or if it's even feasible to download 20 GB of stuff :/

Today is a 'punch a computer' kind of day.

append delete #27. Kroc

Hi. Just writing this from an iPad whilst I have both a wifi connection; not common where I am in Slovakia; and a spare moment. I'm working on my 'attack plan' for Camen Design when I get the chance to get cracking. Here's what's basically rolling around my head at the moment so feel free to give any feedback and your demands.

- move to minimum PHP7
- move to a versionless 'stable + development' release style for all projects
- Add image and YouTube embedding to NNF since these are oft-requested and can be done without re-engineering what's already there
- write up a blog-post for PortaDOOM. May need to find a better place to host the packages
- adopt some of NNF's markup in ReMarkable
- use a SQLite database to index and build Camen Design's content, perhaps move the static generation beforehand rather than the mod_rewrite + caching used now, but that would be dependant on moving to a server that provided ssh/rsync

append delete #28. Kroc

Still on holiday so not much coding and what not happening; not that I wouldn't if I could -- getting a solid bit of programming done without constant distraction makes me feel better.

I downloaded the ~20GB of PortaDOOM from my online backup (that took several hours) and started setting up a working environment for that using VSCode; I'd like to use VSCode for everything as it's the only competant editor I've used since TextMate on the Mac and HoTMeaL, my own editor I used exclusively on Windows before that.

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