Well, I’ve mentioned my team winning in our company hack-a-thon a couple times now. Now that our project has been released, I think it’s about time I talked about it since people were curious :) Including me, there were 3 people on the team, and there’s been something that we’ve have been wanting to do for a while: make our community mobile friendly.
Some background: our company makes an IT software (inventory, help desk, etc) and an IT community. While the software has a mobile app, the community had no mobile-friendly view, and it really needed one. Trying to browse it on any phone was a frustrating experience.
The community has (I think) seven teams currently working on it, and every team maintains multiple features. This presents 2 problems:
1. The community is huge, and no team had time to make the entire thing mobile friendly.
2. Maintenance – how do we make sure each team maintains the mobile version of their feature?
Long story short: we made a mobile-friendly view for the community, which should be easy to maintain. If you’re interested in learning more details, read below the cut! If you just want to check it out, view here on a smartphone.
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I’m back from AnimeFest! I’ll have another entry about it later because I’m a little backlogged on getting photos up XD;;
Lately, I’ve been thinking about building a new computer. My current one turns 4 years old next year, and I was planning on upgrading every 4-5 years. Plus, I’m jealous. Last year, a few friends built new computers with shiny new parts and SSDs. One of them is my husband, and I can’t help but be annoyed that he can start up the same game after me but have it up and running before me.
And so, I’ve been looking at computer cases. Choosing the case is one of my favorite parts of building a computer, because it’s like playing dress up with it ;) This is my current computer case.
I love the sleek silver look and the shiny blue LEDs. I’m kind of sad to let it go! The reason I’m not re-using it is because I’ve decided to keep it intact and give it to my brother. He’s been wanting to play Diablo 3, and my computer can still play it (and other current games) with no problems.
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Work has been so hectic lately that I was really looking forward to the weekend. It’s over now though! Where did it go? It went by too fast D=
Over the weekend, my fiance and I finally went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to update our registry. We’ve been lazy on filling it out, so it only had 8 items XD;; At the store, they gave us a scanner gun, so that we could scan anything we liked, and it’d add it to our registry. We spent like 2 hours there and added 80 more items XD;; Apparently, we’re supposed to have even more than that so… I guess we’ll have to make another trip!
I also got a chance to play with a new toy I got recently: a wireless remote shutter for my camera. It lets me trigger the camera without being near it. Here’s an example of a shot I did with it:
The remote is in my other hand, and… yes, the camera is actually in the oven XD;; My friend took a photo of me while I was setting it up:
That’s not the only toy I got recently. I finally caved. I got a smart phone. I’ve been resisting for a while now. I just didn’t feel like I needed the internet at my fingertips at all times, and seeing people completely addicted to their phones only discouraged me more. But! I’ve come around to seeing its convenience.
I considered a Galaxy-S phone at first. My fiance has one, and I like using it. But, I decided to get something different. I got the black iPhone 4, which I also like so far!
So… yeah, I was pretty behind on the whole smart phone thing for a while, but I’m catching up ^^;;
And now… bed time! It’s late, and I have work tomorrow morning, sigh.