It was only a matter of time before a Tiny Kitty made a home near my Tiny Memex

Other article format ideas:

Why

[FileMaker/WordPress]

developers should use

[Three JS, AFrame, PlayCanvas, Babylon JS, 8thWall, etc.]

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Articles that I need to write:

🔲 Exploring the 3D Web for WordPress developers

🔲 Exploring the 3D Web for FileMaker developers

Working alone role play of the day.

Treating my alternate email addresses like employees, while I play the terrible boss.

I wrapped up the initial work on my timeline component for PlayCanvas.

Check out the article and project and let me know what you think.

vrhermit.com/2022/08/14/using-

I’ve been smiling a lot lately. Happy Saturday to all who celebrate it.

Why am I like this?
Entry 10,647

“Oh SSL Certificate, I bet you say that to all the clients.”

“Is the third date too early to start talking about DNS?”

“I’d like to register _his_ domain.”

I know my choice of platforms isn’t for everyone, but with these three tools I feel like I can make anything:

✅ FileMaker: internal systems
✅ WordPress: public facing website
✅ PlayCanvas: 3D and VR

All three of these take the hard part of development off my plate, letting me focus on building what I need to build.

Oh, and there are buckets of cash to be had in all three platforms.

Ok, I now have permission to talk about this project in full and in public. I'm working with Alan Kay to build six replicas* of a Xerox PARC Alto display for use in a museum exhibit**. Visitors will see a real Alto and then walk over to one of the replicas to futz with Smalltalk '78***.
Here's a nice writeup of a different project that rejuvenated an actual Alto.
arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/0

Can’t find my way out of this daedabase project

I'm happy to announce that the WebXR Community Forum is now live! If you've been wanting to join a community of other WebXR developers but prefer forums to realtime chat apps like Discord, I'd highly encourage you to stop by! webxr.community/

This project is taking everything I have

I’m making tons of progress, but this much work on a single project is exhausting.

Note to future Joe: you do your best work when you work on multiple unrelated projects in different tech stacks.

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Some personal news:

TL;DR

I’m bisexual.

“I deserve to be happy” is something that I want to be true, something that I want to internalize. I can’t do that while I’m repressing this aspect of myself, so it’s time to be honest with myself and with those around me.

vrhermit.com/2022/06/17/some-p

One last Tiny Memex update for today. I setup a basic Python webserver with Flask and hosted a bare bones Babylon JS scene.

Me: It is important that I take time away from the computer each weekend.

Also me: *spends Sunday learning VIM so I can write python for my Tiny Memex over SSH without juggling multiple terminal windows*

Playing with my new Tiny Memex. I have no idea what I’m doing, but it’s fun to hack around and make things happen.

I just pushed "Go!" on the final issue of the Transmutable News Weekly. In this issue I get preachy about the future and your role therein.
transmutablenews.com/issues/we

This month I’m working full-time on a database project for one of my consulting customers.

I won’t have much time to work on Canvatorium or my PlayCanvas side projects.

Things will get back to normal in July and I’ll resume regular updates on these projects.

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