A shout-out to Florent for being the only contributor today. The blog traffic was quite high today but low on contributors. I had another wonderful doctors appointment to go to today. The weather is not cooperating as it was only 7 degrees with a windchill factor of -14F. That doesn’t feel good blowing right in your face.
The wait for the bus was the worst part. Just standing and being blasted with arctic air isn’t pleasurable in the least. Tomorrow it is expected to be even colder but thankfully I do not have to go anywhere. So I plan on curling up with the laptop and hamming out some more code.
Last night and this morning I have been working on enabling the ability for the user to use his/her voice to navigate, submit, search, comment, and send private messages using voice to text in webkit on the Chrome browsers. Possibly Opera too if they get their standards finalized. It should be pretty cool once it’s finished.
I’ve also been working on a more robust mobile platform. If anyone has used Flipbook, it will be similar to that in which you flip with your finger to the next story. I was contemplating adding the ability to use a mobile devices front facing camera to detect hand gestures so you wouldn’t even need to touch the screen but that might be a bit too resource intensive and drain the battery faster, which would most likely result in people not coming back to the site. Nobody would want that. But it may be something added in the future as batteries improve and the technology is more widely accepted.
I didn’t get a chance to get any groceries today so it looks like it’s going to be crackers for dinner tonight. With the weather looking grim for the next few days, it might not be until Friday until my next hot meal.
I’ve got about 5 days left on my Indiegogo Campaign. It’s becoming clear I will not reach my goal. But it was worth a try I guess. If you would like to contribute you can do so from either here or here. I could really use it. Any amount is welcome and every little bit helps.
If you are unable to contribute financially I could use some help on spreading the word. You could blog about me, or share my site on any number of the social networks. It would really help. I’ve found that blogs tend have the most impact.
Stay warm and tune in tomorrow