This year was basically a failure. I got very little of what I wanted to get done, actually done.
Every time I thought I was getting back to work on GCA, life kicked sand in my face. Work has been stalled for months, and the multiple times I dove back in to get back to it, I was quickly pulled right back out again.
I’m sorry about that, I really am. I did not foresee this kind of downtime.
I’m really hoping I can turn this around next year.
My current plan, once I get some traction again, is to roll back the UI stuff for the last big thing I was doing. I think it’s cool, but it’s not required, and the UI takes a lot of work to make it properly useful for people. The internal stuff is there, and appears to work, so I’ll leave that there for the future; maybe sheets can make use of it as an option for organizing certain outputs.
Anyway, once that’s rolled back, I’ll return to my previous plan: finish, fix, and polish; get everything that is already there ready for public consumption. Then we’ll see what we might do about a larger scale beta to shake things down properly.
I’m in a place where I have day job stuff to do, but I have time for GCA. But I’m in a place in GCA where the major things that need doing just take a long time, so I get bogged down and progress slows to a crawl.
So, basically, that’s what’s happening. Sorry for the lack of progress for a while. Just bogged down is all. I’m going to try to break things down into smaller chunks to get updates moving again.
Yeah, sorry about that. My day job tends to get busiest through the tax season, and I kind of got lost in work for a bit there.
It’s not a great look for things here, when I post that I’m still working away and then disappear for a while without another update. But, I’m getting back into some GCA headspace, and hope to get back to what I was working on as soon as I can make my brain work again.
I haven’t posted an update for a bit, but since it may be another little bit before I have anything to post, I wanted to let folks know that work hasn’t stopped. In fact, I’m currently spending more time than usual on GCA. However, I’m rejiggering things to support something new and different* in how the data is managed and presented, and I won’t be posting new build notes until that’s all working the way I need it to. At least mostly.
So, still here, still working away.
Next build notes will be up when I’m done with this thing, and I promise you that the build notes will not even remotely reflect the amount of work that this rejiggering represents.
* new and different in GCA, anyway
I just wanted to post a quick note to folks, letting those concerned know that things are in a temporary lull right now due to my having to move house. Since I work from home, this also means moving office.
The majority of the move is now finished, but I can’t set up my work space yet because I’m still waiting for my new appliances to be delivered, and I have to leave room to maneuver for the installers.
I’m working on my laptop for now, but it’s cramped and limited, so I don’t really expect work to proceed with any sort of verve until next week.
Sorry about the slow down from what’s mostly been a decent pace this year, but it should be temporary.
I wish everyone a happy holiday season and a joyous new year.
There haven’t been updates here lately due to my day job. I’m in the middle of some things, though, so updates are pending.
Nothing new to report lately. Sometimes there are just long gap periods. . . .
I have not forgotten about this site. I’ve been working on the day job lately, so I haven’t really had anything to post here. Work on GCA generally tends to go in bursts, and we’re in between bursts at the moment. I’ll have more to post soon.