Other Projects

So for the past couple of months I'd been telling myself that I was going to write an application (my first attempt at this) for my chosen smart phone platform, Palm's webOS. There are a couple reasons why I wanted to do this. First, just to see if I could do it. I'd never written an application before, though I've been tempted more and more lately. Second, because although there are over 350 apps in Palm's store I'd have to say half of them are crap. And before you Apple iPhone fanboys start gloating, I remember what the App Store looked like at the beginning... a bunch of crappy apps. So I've decided to (hopefully) not make a crappy app. This app will handle BART's schedule. If you have ideas for names or logos I'd love to hear them. I chose webOS because it draws on web standards to build an app, standards I'm familiar with.

The other project that I've been batting around is a gadget (Google's term for an app) for Google Wave. This one should be easier in theory, as the whole thing will be web standards, but you never know. Initially my idea was to make a to-do list thing. Since Wave is all about collaboration, a nicely featured to-do list manager could be useful in assigning tasks within a Project wave, or in a party planning wave. I'm considering seeing if I can integrate into Remember The Milk, my favorite task manager, but not sure how that will work. Maybe I could port my BART application into a Wave gadget?

In other news the Sharks play tonight. Home game against Dallas. I still have visions of the 07-08 playoffs Game 7, second round against Dallas. 4 full overtime periods. And a disappointing loss. I've never been a fan of Dallas, since the Eddie Belfour days, so I'm hoping for a thorough trouncing of the Stars. I'm hoping Patrick Marleau gets back on the score sheet in a big way tonight.


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