there is a small mailbox here
Greetings, weary traveler. I'm Eevee and this is some kind of website. Whirlwind tour:
- The main attraction is a Pokédex, if you hadn't noticed. It's pretty great.
- I write some other code, too. Everything I write is open-source. There's a bug tracker and a code browser. Feel free to tell me about bugs or feature suggestions.
- I have an IRC channel, largely populated by nerds saying nerdy things. You should stop by!
Eevee grew to level 28!
I’m a bit late; my birthday was on the 12th. Oh, well.
I don’t know what to say about 2014, really, so let’s just start typing and see what happens.
Bought the house, finally divorced myself of the old one. Paid half of it off.
I made some (one and a half?) ZDoom maps. I first got into the ZDoom community over a decade ago — I found articles on the ZDoom wiki with my own edits in them from that long ago — and only now have created a map that’s actually playable. By which I mean it has an exit.
In the course of doing this, I also wrote a bunch of patches for SLADE, the editor I’m using and the only one that really exists for Linux.
I actually got my dream roguelike, flax, to the point that it’s playable.
I started trying to draw, on and off, again. I’ve recently gotten in the habit of doing a little daily comic, since my partner is doing the same.
I learned Inform 7 and wrote some of a text adventure. I also made a whole lot of aborted attempts at writing fictional prose for my partner’s Flora universe; it turns out fiction is hard, maybe.
I feel like I’ve grown a lot, but I can’t quite explain how. I tried a lot of things I haven’t really tried before, and they’re all informing how I think about things now. I don’t feel like I have a lot to show for all of them, though. Hm.
For once, I’m also considering what I would like to do this coming year.
Write more. I only wrote six posts last year! I blame this mostly on my emphasizing this as a “real” blog — I’m now unsatisfied with posting anything that isn’t as long and informative as, let’s face it, the PHP post. I need to knock that off. Back in my LiveJournal days, I once wrote a post every day for a month; perhaps another such month is in order.
Do a bit more with this domain. Ever since I bought it, I half-intended to also host separate pages for things I’ve made, and I don’t mean just cramming them onto a single “projects” page. I don’t know what form this will take yet, but as long as the domain is actually my name, I’d like for it to be something that more accurately reflects me.
Finish a game. Probably not flax, but hopefully this text adventure. It would be great if I had a website where I could host a text adventure, too… hmm…
Write a book. Or at least a significant chunk of one. I have a lot of ideas for a programming book (series?).
Make money. I have a salary from a “real” job, of course, but I would really like to prove that I could someday support myself with my own endeavors. Any of the above are possible candidates.
Only five things in a year. How hard can it be?