Coding & Creative
Aug 16, 2016
These days, you might expect a tech-savvy (or well-funded) novelist to release a tie-in game along with their new book. While I've got a game in the works to go with the re-release of my cat thriller Gray, I'm going a slightly different direction with Ghostcrime.
The first difference you'll notice is that I'm only doing this now, and I released Ghostcrime a good 10 months ago. Listen, I had other stuff going on, okay? I hadn't even built the eBook store yet.
But also, instead of a tie-in game, I've built a tie-in CRM!
This application keeps track of your contacts, your obligations to them, upcoming meetings, and recurring tasks you need to remember. It also keeps track of all the books you're reading right now and ideas you've had, nudging you to complete them when you'd ordinarily go do something else, like watch TV.
Now, unlike the sad protagonist of Ghostcrime, you can sort your life out with technology's help! It's called ghostCRM.
That's the joke.
Aug 8, 2016
There's nothing like the pseudo-holiday of self-employment. Since my contract as CTO of Pursu.it came to an end last Friday, I've been jetting around the country, specifically to cities in BC. That province has got it together.
But now I am back in Halifax and ready to buckle down again. I've got to finalize the edits for Snapback before I publish it, and there's some web stuff for friends to polish off. But other than that? I bought an irresponsible number of books on the west coast, mostly sci-fi, so I'll probably just read until it's fall.
Unless, of course, you need me to build you a data-rich web application! Or, if you have an old/broken app that needs a breath of life, that's what I do best. Let me know.