Have Google Home and a G Suite account and wish your calendar was accessible? Good luck waiting for Google (2+ years) or messing around with external services to bridge the gap.
An alternative is to switch back to Gmail and get it to send/receive using your personalized domain. Ugh. Unfortunately, Google seems to be sticking to the idea that G Suite is now for businesses, not personal use, so there are a few things G Suite users are being denied.
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Years, folks. Years. That weird fabric texture background is finally going away.
Ever since I’ve thrown myself full-tilt at Future Proof Games, I’ve let my older side projects run as they are with no updates from me unless something was catastrophically wrong.
A lot has changed on the web since Granny Square Colors got a major update from me, though: tablets and smartphones are even more popular among the GSC user base, Internet Explorer isn’t the worst thing to develop for anymore, and I’m a way better architect and coder than I was a handful of years ago.
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It’s been a while since I’ve done anything significant on my Granny Square Pattern Generator (GSC), and since I’ve already contributed to a game release this week, I figured I hadn’t quite checked enough “public-facing actions” boxes this week until I did some work on GSC.
Biggest missing feature (and biggest complaint!) is that blankets weren’t printable. Now they are!
Log in with something like Facebook or Twitter, generate a blanket, and save the blanket. When you look at the details of the blanket, you can now get it as a printable image, and toggle between the two styles of seeing the blanket.
My next task is to make authentication more seamless.
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After the shenanigans of getting that site pushing, building, testing, and deploying from git to Jenkins to DreamHost, I was able to get deployment for “The Whispering Thing” in place while I slept.
Seriously, Jira says I clocked 90 minutes, and that’s with versioning (details below) and using a new service–DreamObjects.
Twine (what “The Whispering Thing” is written in) produces a single HTML file with all CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and JS right in the file. A dream for deployment–just put it somewhere.
DreamObjects is–from my perspective–like S3, but doesn’t require me to start the clock ticking on Future Proof Games’ free tier status with Amazon Web Services. DreamObjects is API-compliant with S3, so I can use boto and just change the host name to point to Dreamhost.
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My internet searches came up fuzzy or empty for these two questions, so here they are, answered:
- Does the Windows desktop application (AudibleManager) have the same password limitations as the iTunes authorization does, where a password cannot have special symbols in it?
- Yes, yes it does. You have to change your Amazon password to be just alphanumeric for the desktop client to activate.
- Does AudibleManager have WhisperSync? I don’t want to have to find where I left off in an audiobook.
- No, no it does not.
These are true as of version 18.104.22.168.
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