At the local mall, there’s a kiosk for “As Seen on TV” items. In a bright yellow and triangular shaped package stood the Wallet Ninja. It reminds me of an old photography saying. “The best camera is the one that you have with you.” It’s the same with tools. My mobile phone has replaced so many tools. It’s a camera, but it’s also a flashlight, GPS, compass, music player and more. What if the Wallet Ninja (a credit card shaped multitool) worked the same way? Since it was only $10, I thought that it would be cool to try it.
I believe that Tumult Hype can be great game development software. It’s easy to use, but it’s powerful. It even has a built-in physics engine. In the HTML5 era of web development, it’s the perfect replacement for Flash. The problem is that Hype is lacking a few key features to unlock the potential. The Frames Per Second (FPS) template is a little nudge in that direction. Hype might not be totally geared for game development, but there are some features that we can add on our own.
After some fairly harsh words about pre-ordering Tesla’s Model 3, I’m surprised to have had such a change of heart. After carefully researching the alternatives, the Model 3 is not perfect — but it’s a lot better than the competition. At some point in the near future, I will need a new car. I feel that it should be an electric car. Tesla is clearly the leader in that market. I now find myself in a really long line, a line with several hundreds of thousands of people ahead of me. The car is not even expected to start shipping until late 2017. It’s going to be a long wait.
After watching my lettuce slowly decay, it took me a while to regain the motivation necessary to continue with this project. When I started this project, I thought hydroponics would be easier and less stressful than app or web development. Perhaps, for those with experience, it is. But for me, it’s been quite frustrating. Yet, I decided to try a do-over. I did learn some important lessons during my first attempt at hydroponics. Perhaps a mulligan — with tomato seeds instead of lettuce seeds – would yield better results.
Since this is my first shot at hydroponics, some mistakes are to be expected. Although, after battling with a few recent issues, I started losing enthusiasm with this project. My imagination hit reality. I wasn’t seeing big leafy lettuce. Instead, I started seeing green slime on the Jiffy pods. I started wondering if I should just have gotten an AeroGarden. There certainly would have been less fuss. But instead of giving up, the project just needed some rethinking.