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

Other article format ideas:



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.

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.

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!

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:


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.

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.

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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