Well, I cancelled my Amazon Developer account today. Just can’t afford their annual fee. Once I finish off my next app, I’ll get an account on the Google Play store, they’re much more reasonably priced. Have a month and a half or so now where I won’t have any programming assignments for school, so I should be able to get it done now. Just can’t seem to work on any other apps during the semester when I’ve got homework programming to do. Too distracting I guess. So, AarDice will only be available for another few days, hurry and get it while you can!
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So, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. According to my wife, I do better when I am blogging then when I’m not, so I’m back! Gonna make an effort to keep at it. Don’t really know why I lapsed so long, just kind of happened.
So, what’s changed in this time? Well, my antidepressant has pretty much stopped working. Might go so far as to say that it is now making things worse. Makes me feel like I’ve fallen in to a big pool of “meh”. Just don’t care. So, that’s not healthy. Also, the whole unable to get off side effect that the other antidepressants caused is now kicking in with this one. Doing some research, I find out that it’s a common side effect of SSRIs. Loverly. So, just last night I stopped taking them. I’m just about out anyways. I’ve decided to give up on trying to find an alternative and am going to go back to Wellbutrin. I’ll just need to find a way to take them consistently in the mornings. Difficult, but for the sake of my sanity and my marriage, it needs to happen.
I’ve started twittering. I’m not a very active twit, but it’s nice for short shouts in to the void. Which, my twitter account primarily is since I’ve only got all of 3 followers, one of which is my wife. If you’re interested: @wookie1120 is me. The primary use of twitter for me is to follow a couple of feeds. Following most of the cast of Leverage as well as Nathon Fillion and D&D’s feed. My wife also turned me on to @voraciousbrain, who is a real blast. Part science/nerdy interests, part nymphomaniac.
AarDice has hit 97 downloads and then just dropped off. No sales now in over a week. So close to 100 but it just won’t move on! Ha! Oh well. Work on the next app has kind of come to a standstill while I’ve been filled with don’t give a shit, so hopefully that will pick up as I get off this med. It’s close to done, I just need to give it the last push and get a hold of publishers to get their Onyx feeds.
The wife has again brought up the idea of me sleeping with another woman. I’m always of mixed opinion when she does this. On the one hand, what man hwo’s been married for nearly a decade doesn’t have some interest in sleeping with another woman? Honestly? On the other hand, I married my wife for a reason, and rather enjoy sex with her. There’s also the aspect of finding another woman we trust and who I’m attracted to who is willing to sleep with me. This part is actually already taken care of this time, at least in part. We have a woman we’ve been spending a fair amount of time with lately who fits the criteria, except we don’t know if she’s interested in sleeping with me. She’s a lot of fun to hang out with and her friendship is valuable enough that we don’t want to lose it, which makes it hard to figure out how to bring it up to her. I mean, how do I ask a woman to sleep with me without making it awkward if she’s not interested?
I’m on summer break for school which is nice. As expected, I did very well in my java class. Finished the english class. I think this if the first time I’ve ever not gotten an A in an english class, and I really don’t care. I despised that teacher and am just glad to be done with it. I was going to take a class over the summer, but it’s homework load was too high for me to deal with while also working full time and raising a child, so it will wait for a full semester some time. I’m not overly heart broken. It’s kind of nice to have some time off.
My son continues to develop well. He’s not quite as much the happy baby he once was. I blame the fact that he doesn’t communicate well. Since he has hearing issues, his speech is slowed and I think he’s frustrated about not being able to communicate. Hopefully his surgery will help with that. Speaking of the surgery, it was supposed to be a couple weeks ago, but he was horribly sick at the time (rotavirus), so it was pushed off. We don’t have a new date yet, but I’m expecting some time in July.
I sent my second android app to Amazon for review. Yay. AarWeThereYet is something I built based off of a discussion I stumbled across. People were talking about the apps they wish they had and someone said they wanted an alarm system that would tell him when he was getting close to where he was going. He takes public transit to work every morning and wishes he could take a nap, but is afraid he’d miss his stop. So, I built his app. “Ask and thou shalt receive!” I say. So, now I’m currently between app ideas. Do you have one? Let me know and I’ll see if it’s something I think I can do. On a related note, AarDice is up to 36 downloads! whoa!
Definitely staying busy. Work, school, homework, new app I’ve been working on…. go go go!
So, I put my AarDice up on the app store just before the new year and just got my first monthly sales report (oooh!). 19 sales. wow. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but it’s much more than I expected. The things started off as just an experiment project to help me learn java and snowballed from there. I put it on the app store as a “hey why not?”. I figured I’d get two or three downloads from friends and family. So, I’m impressed it made it this far.
While my java class this semester started off slow, it is picking up a bit now. I’m glad, cause otherwise I have a feeling I would have started skipping a lot of class, which is not a habit I can afford to start getting in to. I haven’t learned anything that directly applies to my newest app project yet, but I have started learning some new things, so I’m happy. I’m sure I’ll be able to apply them at some point.
My son is starting to walk. Way excited. Mostly he’s walking with help (i.e. holds my finger for balance), but he’s taken a few steps unassisted. Almost more of a stumble than a step, but he’s getting better. It’ll be cool to see him up and moving on his own like that. Though, terrifying at the same time.
Looking forward to valentines day. Already have a sitter lined up so the wife and I can go out. Now that I have a kid, going out to the movies seems like more and more of a treat. No clue what we’ll see yet, but then it doesn’t matter all that much, really. Going out with my wife and spending some time connecting as a couple is the important part.
The wife and I have been watching back seasons of Castle. We are finally caught up to the current season. I started watching because of #Nathan Fillion and am exceptionally glad we did. Fillion won our loyalty as Mal on #Firefly and #Serenity and I think we’ll follow him to pretty much everything he decides to be a part of. Besides from being a brilliantly funny actor (not to mention ruggedly handsome) he also has a knack for picking shows with amazing writing.
I’ve been pretty lax about posting again. Just haven’t had a whole lot I felt was worth posting I guess. Working, schooling, coding.
I took last week off from work. That was remarkably refreshing. If you disregard the horrible stomach bug I had Wednesday, it was a good week.
Started up a new school semester last week, too. More Javajavajavajavajava, and a technical communications course. blech. but, you take what you have to take for your degree, I guess. It won’t be too bad, I just don’t expect to learn a whole lot from it. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
AarDice is up to 10 downloads. Woohoo. That’s about 8 more than I’d expected.
Very happy today because the
hurricane tornado that was supposed to go through my sister’s part of Tennessee didn’t do any damage. Still a stressful night on her end, though. Poor thing.
I just submitted my first android app to the amazon app store. I’m both excited and terrified. I didn’t do it really to make money off of it, but to get some experience with the process. The app itself isn’t anything all that special, even. Pretty basic dice roller app for table top role-playing games. Tried to add in a few things to make it stand out a little, at least. Mostly it was just an educational experience for me, though.
All that being said, if it made a little money, I would not be heartbroken. I don’t know how long the review process is before it actually hits the store.
oh! the app name, you know, the shameless self plug: keep an eye out for AarDice, ver 1.0, coming soon!