Monday, May 14th, 2012
Glitches are fun, glitches are cool. I never told anyone this, but it is my opinion that one of the marks of a truly fine piece of software are when the bugs and glitches are not annoying but fun.
I loved exploiting the bugs in GTA Vice City a few years back. And the glitches in the early Pokemon games are the things of legends.
Truly a mark of software sophistication. So imagine my delight, when during development of my site, the following glitch was created.
As time goes on and my site is developed, I expect a higher and higher class of bugs.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
There are literally hundreds of tiny little things you need to do to make a micro blogging service good. Checking an email address is valid here. Encrypting passwords there. Checking inputs everywhere else. Making sure the site is easy to use and understand for people that have never used it before.
Registering the domain name, creating publicity for it. Optimising the code so that should the site become successful it wont crash straight away, or slow down so much that it becomes unusable. Finding and removing bugs. Tweaking the UI. Making that pages look interesting and feel ‘right’.
Making the site do what it was meant to do in the first place. It’s the fun little things that you don’t often notice at first that make a website worth using. I’ve been working on PJs.Cat for a long time, and it’s very slowly coming together.
Piece by piece I’m going to build the best microblogging service that I can. It’s one of the biggest projects I’ve ever worked on and I couldn’t be happier with it so far. The image below is a screenshot of how it looks at the moment. This is a very early version, and will be revised before the site launches.