Widgets 3.0 — The Heavy Lift

Stylized DB Browser for SQLite Whew, that was a challenge. The Widgets app and Apparatuses were updated to version 3.0. This update was nicknamed “The Heavy Lift” because of the difficulty in migrating the existing reference data to a proper database. Instead of using giant JavaScript arrays, which was bad for memory management, SQLite is used instead. This switch was necessary to launch the latest widget — the “Thesaurus” widget. Continue reading “Widgets 3.0 — The Heavy Lift”

The Photics Cybertruck Synthwave Playlist

Tesla CybertruckFor most people, Tesla’s Cybertruck was an oddity, something that grew on them. Not me, from the moment I saw it I liked it. The morning after the unveiling, as I watched a video of this behemoth rolling onstage, I laughed manically. There’s a very good chance I’ll be buying one in the next few years. It looks like something from a 1980s sci-fi movie or the Warthog from Halo. To prepare for this mix of futuristic nostalgia, I’ve made a playlist of 88 synthwave songs.

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Free Template Tuesday #37 – Tumult Hype “Spotlight”

Spotlight on the Investigator EmojiA little over five years ago, marks the start of free Hype template Tuesdays. It all started with a Coconut. I didn’t even realize that so much time had transpired. But after noticing that Groundhog Day falls on a Tuesday this year, I started getting nostalgic. I remembered the Groundhog template. Perhaps I should launch a new Hype Template?

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Flash Is Dead, Long Live Hype (Ruffle Too!)

Hype Logo (Stylized)What a waste! Flash was awesome software. With music, sound effects, animation, and video, it added life to the Internet. Instead of a dull collection of text and low-res pictures, webpages were filled with action and interactivity. But even though Flash revolutionized the Internet, the software met an ill-fated end. After a decade long decline, Flash is officially dead. What will web designers and developers do now? Is there no replacement for Flash?!

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Widgets 2.8 — Elements

Classical Atom AnimationHappy New Year! Normally I like to start off the new year with a lofty goal. This year, nothing significant is planned yet. The main reason for the uncertainty is because of the  “Widgets app”. Each update requires a substantial amount of work — and the app is not considered to be done. Therefore, January 2021 is kicking off with another update to the “Widgets” and “Apparatuses” apps. If you’re into Chemistry, the new “Elements” widgets were made to help you.

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