Haven’t blogged in a few weeks, so I thought I’d better get on with it.
The North of England has been in the grip of winter storms, which hit us out of nowhere at the end of last week. Schools are closed, and it can be hard to get about.
Weird thing is that the previous weekend I drove a 300 mile round trip to go to an artificial indoor snow slope (Xscape in Castleford) to get some snowboard practice in, little did I know I’d be doing it on our local hill the following weekend.
I was invited to a marketing seminar at Northern Film + Media hosted by Ewan McIntosh, formerly of channel 4’s 4IP investment scheme. It was an enjoyable and interesting day, though it took me around 4 hours to prepare the PowerPoint slides we were asked to bring, working until 1am the previous night, only to find I didn’t need them in the end. Doh!
Still, it helped me think through a few things to get the best out of the day.
I am down to my last few days of feature coding on StripBoard, but before I tackle that I need to get to grips with memory leaks. The dev tools aren’t giving me any clues to the source of the problem, but I can see memory trickling away slowly.
On another topic…I have toyed with stripboard or MovieScene as product names, Ian suggests combining them into “Movie Stripboard” as a name, what do you think? I was going to call it MovieTools Stripboard at one point, but there was already a Movie Tools, and a MoviTools on the web. No wonder people just make words up for product names now!
Spent an hour or two with WordPress today, it seems pretty easy to use and I totally revamped the look.
I was prompted by the update of their free iPhone app, which makes it dead easy to blog on the go.
Think I’ll try using it to upload a pic of the corner of my studio from the phone……yup that’s easy too!
Managed to get source control set up for my iPhone app yesterday, not as scary as I was expecting, thankfully.
Only took half a day, although I did get into a tangle through moving all the files between directories- I must remember to do that via the GUI not Finder!
I used “Versions” as a GUI and “Beanstalk” for offsite hosting. Versions is a freebie for 20 days, then $39. Beanstalk is free for one repo.