What I done did in August

Reciprocal.dev is almost ready for Alpha

Loading animation I made for Reciprocal.dev . It was my first time in about 10 years using After Effects so I’m quite happy how it turned out

Enjoyed watching Skateboarding in the Olympics

This year was the first time Skateboarding was featured in the Olympics and it was an absolute joy to watch. It also had the side effect of shocking my colleagues that I was talking about sport!

Bought a M1 Mac Mini

At the start of the month I decided to invest in a new bit of kit. I had a week off work coming up and I wanted to have one machine that I could record music and do design work on. While I had Windows 10 on my Dell I never found a DAW that I was as comfortable working with as I was with Logic Pro and I’m not really a fan of Windows in general.

Had to self-isolate

When the Mac Mini was delivered I happened to be near someone who was tested positive for Covid so got a ping on the NHS Covid App telling me to self-isolate for 10 days.

Had a week off work

For the first time in what seems like forever I had some time off! I had originally planned to wrap up any Reciprocal.dev work on the weekend so I could have a full week to just chill and enjoy my hobbies but that work ended up leaking into Tuesday but I finally finished it.

Bought a PinePhone

With Apple being exposed as the liars that I had hoped they weren’t when they promoted themselves as being privacy centric I decided to buy a PinePhone. A couple of weeks later and I had my beta handset with me.

Sent off my ADHD referal paperwork

A couple of months ago I went to (well had a video call with) the doctor to see if I could be tested for ADHD as a particular tough time at work (which has now fortunately been resolved) had me struggling and I’ve always suspected I had it.



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Colin Wren

Colin Wren

Currently building reciprocal.dev. Interested in building shared understanding, Automated Testing, Dev practises, Metal, Chiptune. All views my own.