In a few weeks, Polypane version 1.0 will be released. In these past few months I’ve been hard at work getting everything ready for that release. The process has very little to do with the app itself and much more with creating the infrastructure around it. I thought it would be interesting to go through this…
The coffee conspiracy
Let me tell you how my regular working day looks: I wake up, I get dressed and eat my breakfast. I then proceed to make my coffee, my small beginning-of-the-day-ritual. I head to my computer. I’ll handle e-mail and check some sites for about 15 minutes. Then I start working.
During my e-mail checking I gently sip my coffee every once in a while, and during the first 15 minutes of work I do so as well. Then it happens.
I get into flow
Before I know it, My tummy starts rumbling and it’s time for lunch. I grab my, presumably empty, cup to rush to the kitchen to make lunch and more coffee and then I realise I let about of a quarter of my coffee go cold. Damn it! What a waste. And this happens to me a couple of times a week.
Sure, being able to slip in flow so easily probably is a good thing, but it annoys me to bits that I constantly forget my coffee.
How do you deal with the forget-everything effect of getting into flow? Do you think I should get a USB mug warmer? Let me know in the comments :)
For quite a while now I’ve had the idea to create a chatbot that works like one of those old-style text adventures like Zork. Recently I bumped into a free course on beginning a Facebook chatbot, and decided to really give it a go. The end result is A Messenger Adventure. Welcome to Adventure, a…
Just a quick heads-up, this site now sports a cool new design! After the previous design in 2008 (8 years ago!) I finally got around to creating a new one. I kept the colors and the paint-splatter backgrounds of the old theme, but bumped the font-sizes (hello 2016!) and made everything look great on all…