Work continues apace on refactoring various parts of Big Cartel’s internals. I hope to be able to return to more customer-facing feature work soon. It’s been a bit of a wild ride—seems we’re pushing out a new feature every week or two, and there are no signs of slowing. (And that doesn’t even include the non-software stuff we have planned.) Look for more Big Cartel goodies as the summer continues.
As noted elsewhere, I will be hacking away on LAFAYETTE for Urbanscale this summer. I’m incredibly excited to be working with Adam, Mayo and Jeff. I’ve followed Adam’s work for years—his vision for a networked urbanism is compelling, and I’m thrilled to have a part in building it.
Half the challenge has been relearning Emacs (which I’ve hardly touched since I started using TextMate 5 or 6 years ago). Now that I’m getting back into it, I may switch to Emacs for Ruby as well. It’s ugly, but it does quite a few things right once you start hacking.
Not much to report on button-down bird this week. We’ve been trying to find a local attorney to help with the incorporation, contracts, etc., but we’ve had no luck. Very likely, I will end up tackling all that next week on my own because we’re at the stage where we need a bank account and an ISBN.
Been rethinking my design of the When Comes iPad app, as well. My initial approach didn’t quite work out, so I’ve stepped away to experiment a bit with Core Animation. I’m going to start afresh over the holiday weekend and see what shakes out.