Now that Labor Day has passed and Summer is officially over according to societal standards, I guess it would be in order for me to evaluate how my Summer projects went. That’s actually easy to do, they were all pretty much failures! HAH! I was so busy with so much other stuff that I rarely found the time to work on anything. It was good though, I can’t complain.
My photo organization project was halted about halfway though the Summer. It wasn’t intentional, I just stopped having time for a little while. I got a sizable chunk of photos organized and I’m still going to try to chip away as much as possible at it until it’s done, but who knows how long that will take. While I took a ton of photos over the summer (a few thousand, I think), I didn’t take my camera out every day and therefore certainly didn’t produce a “usable” photo every day. Oh well. It would have been nice, but it just didn’t happen. I still ended up with a lot of good photos though. Heck, I definitely produced more than one good photo for each day between Memorial Day and Labor Day, but they weren’t taken that way (i.e. each and every day). Maybe in 2011, I’ll try to do a photo 365 thing. Maybe. But no matter what, I’m still happy with the overall number of great shots I took this Summer. My fiancée has told me no less than three times in the last week how much my photography has gotten better over the last few months, so that’s a great thing and really one the main goals of taking photos every day.
Of the two nerdy projects I had, developing an iPhone app and getting a lot of work done on the software I develop for the radio station, neither made it very far. The software for the station, ELCRo, got a little attention early on, but for some personal reasons, I decided to end work on that project indefinitely. I pushed out a couple minor updates and got about halfway through a major new feature before calling it a quits, but none of this measures up to the plans and hopes I had. I’m not too broken up about it, my feelings on the project as a whole just changed…completely.
As for the iPhone app, well, that never even got started. I never found the time to start learning Objective-C so that’s really about it for that. I’m not too upset about this either, I still don’t really have a good idea yet for anything that hasn’t been done before. I mean, I could make another fart app to go along with the 1,000 other ones in the App Store, but what’s the point?
However, what I did do this Summer was create a wedding site for my fiancée and I and completely redo my website. I’m happy about these things and I’m happy that time was spent on them instead of the other projects I had.
Now for the Fall, I’ve got a few things to work on too. I’ve got some serious half marathon training to do, I have to redo my fiancée’s food blog which was supposed to be done before my site (whoops!), we’ve been looking for a new apartment and will hopefully find something soon, I’ll be exploring some new photographic territory, and finally my fiancée and I will be getting back on the wedding planning train. Oh, and in addition to all that, I hope to start doing more posts about music again. I’ve actually got one that I should be doing tomorrow about how the hell I’m going to find new music now that I won’t be spending any time at the radio station. That will probably be an entire project itself. Stay tuned for that.
So there’s a lot to keep me busy for the next few months, not to mention that I’ll still be chipping away at my back-catalog of photos and counting down the days until Winter comes and snowboarding season starts up again.