Skip to main content

Retro Month 2021 is now over. Here's what's next!

Hey, everyone! At the time I'm writing this, there is only one day left in May. As a result, I think it's safe to say that the "Retro Month" event that took place this month has now reached its end. It's been a pretty exciting May, but with any luck, the coming months should be even better! So, let's get started.

A Quick Recap:
Before I go into my plans for the upcoming days, weeks, and even months, I feel that a quick Retro Month recap is in order.

It all started with a PreBook update, which mainly focused on further improving the app's user interface. Then, it was time for a much-needed PreMail update. This essentially brought it up to date with PreBook, which was the app it was originally based on. Additionally, I decided to finally make it open source. After that, I switched gears and released my first Pebble app: a version of Compliment Moi. Lastly, I released an update for the Pebble version of Compliment Moi that introduced color to the app just a few days later. Overall, I'd say this was a very eventful month!

What's Next:
As for what's next, I have a lot of awesome stuff planned. For one, I hope to release the iOS app I've been working on for ages soon, and I also plan to update some of my other apps. I'm already scheming up some updates for Violoncello, LifeBoard, TaskNudge, binoc, and of course, Compliment Moi. I definitely have a ton of plans for my software this summer, and while I can't guarantee they'll all come to fruition, I do think there's plenty to be excited about! So, be sure to stay tuned for more updates, and thanks for reading.

Popular posts from this blog

Late 2014 Mac mini in 2021 - How does it hold up?

Nearly two months ago, I finally got my first Mac: a late 2014 Mac mini. While I usually don't review stuff on this blog, I thought I would make an exception for this device. My hope is that this review will be helpful and fairly unbiased while helping you make a decision on whether or not to get one of these Macs. So, how does this miniature Macintosh hold up today? Design The Mac mini's design has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. There have been a few small updates and tweaks to it, but nothing particularly major. This means that the 2014 Mac mini features the usual premium and minimal aluminum casing with a white status LED on the front. Overall, I'd say this Mac mini's design has held up pretty well! It's very small, being only 8 inches wide and long, while only having a height of 1.4 inches. It weighs a little over 2.5 pounds, so it's not too heavy, either. These dimensions make for a very nice and compact computer, and I think it fits in wi

I made a custom iPod. Should you?

I made a custom iPod. Should you? The goal of this post is to share my experience modding this retro audio player and help you decide if you should attempt this project, too. While this isn't the sort of thing I usually write about on this blog, my hope is that this post will be helpful to those interested in building a custom iPod. So, without further ado, let's begin! The Backstory With the rise of DankPods , modding iPods has quickly become quite popular among retro tech enthusiasts. As someone who had been using iPods for several years prior to their resurgence in popularity, I was intrigued by the idea of making my own custom iPod. This was especially true since I had a broken iPod Video that I could easily mod. Then, something completely unexpected happened: the pandemic. I quickly realized that this would be a great project to work on during the lockdown. As a result, within days of everything shutting down, I had ordered all my replacement parts and prepared

3 years, 2 iOS apps, and a new site

In March of 2018, I wrote my first Tectra program. It was a basic web browser called Satin Web, and it was the first thing I made with C# and Windows Forms. It is now March 2021, three years later, and I am very excited to announce that the next chapter for Tectra is here. After hours of work, I have finally completed my first two iOS apps and have created a new site from scratch to go along with them. There is a lot to cover, so let's begin! iOS Apps TaskNudge TaskNudge is the first of my two iOS apps. It's pretty simple but very handy! Essentially, it lets you write a single, short-term task and get notified to complete it every 1-60 minutes, depending on what you choose. If you are easily distracted when you use your devices, have trouble remembering to do things, or need a bit of a nudge to get something done, TaskNudge might just be the app for you! Best of all, TaskNudge is very simple and easy to use, while being more useful than something like a timer or alarm. Once you