Which is kinda how I ALWAYS said it should be released?
If you don’t hear from me for a while, I’m in a cookie coma. 🤪
It’s been a while since I did a “The Week”, but I enjoy doing it. So here’s three weeks’ worth of projects, posts and pins all at once (it’s not as long as it sounds).
Friday last week was 90% fighting unhelpful hosting companies and 10% trampolining. I intend to reverse this this week!
I can’t say this strongly enough. ONLY people who REALLY NEED the administrator role in WordPress should have it.
If you have lots of users, open WordPress now; review the list; demote as many people as possible to non-admins.
Given up on my third Fitbit (replaced under warranty twice). They are clearly only designed to last for a year. Back to beautiful analogue!! 😃
Beat the Street, by the way, is a “game” to get people moving. There are 174 “Beat Boxes” all around Swindon. Tapping them gives you points. There are challenges, prizes, leaderboards. EVERY school child in Swindon has a card/fob. Free to play!
Note: I’m under NO illusion that the success of Beat the Street is down to it’s physicality – cards, fobs, boxes, lights, noises, surprises! – and the social engagement. This prototype alone does not make the game!
Last week, I did manage to complete a functional Beat the Street clone with virtual “boxes” + smartphones. Less than a days’ effort. Needs to look nicer (I want animation!!), but, with the exception of “teams” this basically works!
Here’s the Press Ups video: Trying something new: short videos on command line basics for beginners. Let me know if this is a useful start & I’ll do more!
Things I did last week, on my day off, while my baby napped:
1. My “Virtual Beat the Street” clone now has a back-end and awards points!
2. Press Ups video production!
Gaaah! Honestly feel like this Mojave update is intended to slow my Mac down so I have to (finally) upgrade. SO frustrating. Hope this improves with some app/OS updates soon.
Note that toggling Dark Mode on a Mac is also possible with Alfred. There’s several workflows around for doing this. Or make your own with this AppleScript: https://cl.ly/e5c25ca8790f
Neat. A Mac App for toggling dark mode with a single click: https://github.com/HarshilShah/Nocturnal
Good grief my Mac is slow after the Mojave update. Used to wake from sleep in seconds. Now takes a minute or two. BUT battery life while sleeping seems longer. Is “deeper sleep” a feature?
Genuinely curious – does having an orange flashing light actually mean that no road laws apply, as this guy who’s 95% blocking a crossing at a busy and dangerous junction suggests?
Been neglecting the Micro blog, so maybe need a splurge of posts…
My goodness, it’s easy to make a geocaching-/Pokemon Go-type location check-in game.
How on earth do other game (and fitness app!) makers prevent cheating by geeks? Do they encrypt/encode API requests or something? How does no one cheat at Strava?