Programming Progress

A 5-post collection

Monday, Day 0, Soft Launch!

Plague news: Three new cases. One import, two local. Nyergh. Forty total cases, thirty-six of those are in hospital.

Firkin plague.

Those of you who follow my Tumblr know that we have soft launched the app. Currently unavailable and uncoded - account creation. Sort of necessary since accounts keep track of user faves and view settings.

We may or may not code cheevs at a later point. That's a problem for Future Us.

Also missing from the database is searchable tags for OVER THREE THOUSAND STORIES AND COUNTING... I got a job of work for myself. At least I can do that now. If I get up to two hundred stories tagged, I shall count myself at an advantage.

Also happening sometime today, five hundred words, house unfuckening, and more assembly of Miss Chaos' new marble run. My thumbs already hate me.

In the news:

  • Crowds at Bondi during lockdown spark ire
  • Idiot causes huge crash at Tour de France
  • Standoff at sea, both sides declare victory
  • NSW Premier once again under fire for... having a relationship
  • Rock star dies of liver failure
  • Remains of "ghost human" species found
  • Daughter finds her mum's nudes
  • Farmers kludge up mass mouse trap that's genius

The Writer's CONduit is on its last day and I am seriously pondering the streaming of my morning Instants. But that will be happening when there's NOT a huge amount of scheduled events. I'm not a jerk.

Anyway. I have a tale to tell.

Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news: 1 local, two imports. Thirty-five total with twenty-seven in hospital. Once again, the local transmission is a quarantine worker who assumed they were safe and let the protocols slip. Whoops.

The vax only protects YOU. It does not stop transmission because this shit can hang out on surfaces for a day or more. Wash your fucking hands, wear your gotdang mask, and know where your hand sanitiser is.

...and vaccinate your fucking kids...

In program news - Beloved and I

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Tuesday, Day 0, Teething Issues

Plague news: Premier's twitter says two new cases, government site says one. Either way, they're imports. Either twenty or twenty-one cases, depending on who you prefer. Eighteen are hospitalised.

The delay in story production yesterday was owing to me asking a question that lead to an entire day working out enough kinks in the app so that I could publish things to it instead of the house-of-cards master file threatening to crash my compy. Or the editor it's in. Either of the

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Monday, Day 0, Sideways!

Plague news: Seven new cases, all imports. Twenty active cases, ten in hospital.

I have just programmed an entire feature into my app all by myself and I'm very proud of myself. It's just missing some iconography, but that's all that's holding it up IMHO.

Tale Foundry was late reading stories because Lurgi. Therefore, the assorted readers will be late reading theirs communally because the late reading put delay into everything. Similarly, I can't post my Amalgam Universe story as an offering

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Saturday, Day 1, Programming Tears Ahoy

Plague news: ZERO firkin new cases! Hooray! Just wait 20 days though... Fifteen active cases, eleven in hospital.

Today, I work a BUNCH on the app in progress. There will be tears. BUT I also have a hellacious amount of carbs to soothe my soul.

I... may... have already snacked myself sick in anticipation.

In the news:

  • A star I have literally never heard of before suffers the heartbreak of finding his wife's body, poor sod
  • Muppet confirms that yes, he is
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