WordKeeperAlpha Update

Heya Keepers, it’s been a while since I’ve put out an actual update of what’s going on over at WordKeeperAlpha so I thought I’d let everyone know what I’ve been up to recently. A week or two ago I published the latest update to WKA that enabled the new Projects page that I’ve been working on for some time. Continue reading…


2017 wrap-up

It’s difficult to sum up a span of time like a year in a few short (long in my case) paragraphs, but the last couple years have kinda shared a theme. There were highs, and there were lows. When you’re attempting to be creative, the shit that’s going on in the world can really have an impact over what you get done.

And 2017 was a number year for shit going wrong in the world. Continue reading…


After a long silence

I think that I'm in a dangerous place in my life right now. I'm happy. I'm comfortable.

I'm not sure that's a bad thing, per se, but it is a dangerous thing. Continue reading…


Havenhurst: A study in bad story telling

Horror didn't start off as one of my favorite genre's of movies. It still isn't, really, but my appreciation for it has grown ever since I started getting cuddles from my wife while watching them. I'm not as big a fan as she is of getting scared at something, which usually isn't a problem since most horror movies aren't very scary.

Let me first note that I'm not saying I don't like horror, I'm just saying I like it less than super-hero movies. There have been horror movies I've really, really liked, some that had me guessing the whole way through, some that genuinly creeped me the hell out and those were fun and I enjoyed them.

Havenhurst was not such a movie.

Katie and I watched Havenhurst this weekend, because the blurb on Netflix made it look like a haunted building movie, which I'm always up for. Love hauntings, love the supernatural, gonna work it into a book someday. Havenhurst looked interesting, had some good actors in it and, somehow, was decently rated.

Now, I'm going to spoil the crap out of it because I don't want any of you to feel like you need to watch it. Continue reading…


WordKeeperAlpha Update

I’ve been promising an update on WordKeeperAlpha for a while now. While I haven’t provided that update, I have been working on it.

My project for a while now has been updating the Projects and Goals page, which currently shoves them all into the same page. What I’ve been working on is breaking them out into their own pages, adding new functionality, working on some new graphs and building a new API backend to support everything. For the non-programmers, the API backend is both to make the site faster in general, and a beginning step to making WordKeeperAlpha smartphone app. That’s still a ways off yet, but this is the first step toward making that happen.

This update has taken so long because of that background work. I’ve had technical issues that have taken way too long to get sorted out, mostly because I can only work on it during my free time. Now, though, I’ve gotten those technical issues solved. The backend is in place, and I’ll be able to expand on it much easier. Once this major update is out, I’m going to devote some time to fixing some of the non-critical bugs that have been reported, update the graphing software that I finally purchased a license for and do some other light updates

Once this major update is out, I’m going to devote some time to fixing some of the non-critical bugs that have been reported, update the graphing software that I finally purchased a license for and do some other light updates before I start working on another major feature. I’ve been focused on this for too long, and I do want to get to work on a social aspect to WKA. Anyway, that’s it for right now. I’ll be back with you in a week or two when I launch the new features!