Thursday, July 12, 2012

Foothills of Technology

Rainbows after much needed rains - the High Park fire was about 12 miles outside of Fort Collins.  The Poudre has black-water rapids today.

It was not the beginning, but it was a beginning...

I am beginning this blog to chronicle my development process and anything I happen to be thinking about as I begin a new project.

The project: learn to create mobile applications.  Make things I want to use.  Kinda like Jim Butcher writes the kinds of books he would like to read.

About a week ago, I started learning Game Maker Studio.  I followed the basic tutorial and had that clown running all over the place.  Collaborating now with several others on two projects that are still in their infancy:

  • list management
  • clockwork faeries story/game
Because I really want them both, I am going to share details throughout the design process.  This transparency might enable others to "steal" the ideas, but we all might benefit from that as well.  Of course, not sure that my collaborators would feel the same way...

So, as I have time throughout the day, I'm going to write this stuff down.  Make it a habit, several times a day and I hope the habit sticks!

Now, off to finish 89 emails for my job here at CSU.


  1. Game Maker Studio will allow us to create native apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and HTML5. The list tool will be primarily mobile, but editable online, much like Wunderlist. The formatting will be different to make it easier to create list items from anything.