Despite best efforts this morning, Diana and I got to the train station later than we hoped. All the open tables were gone, and now Iâ€™m using the new MacBook in a position that the Surface Pro was really having trouble with. Huge improvement, and this was just the test it needed with a couple of days to go in the return period.
Normally Iâ€™m working on websites in the morning. Honestly, the past few train days it was more planning and getting various tools installed, like Laravel Valet. I decided on two projects, one to be worked on at home and one to be worked on while on the train.
The home project Iâ€™m calling Rings, after the Aesop Rock song of the same name. Itâ€™s a wheel reinvention, but a necessary one. It is meant to reproduce much of the functionality of the CoreManager package, which is a web package used to manage private World of Warcraft servers. CoreManager does work, but itâ€™s pretty ugly, very insecure, and generally in need of a full rewrite, and Iâ€™m happy to give it a try. So far Iâ€™ve got the ability to register a new account for the server, and you can log in on Rings and be taken to a dashboard that, currently, doesnâ€™t do squat. But thatâ€™s fine, the logon was a heck of a thing to figure out since I had to replace Laravelâ€™s authentication stack with a setup that would work with my WoW server.
The project Iâ€™m working on while on the train is called Kirby, also after the Aesop Rock song. This is a project that Diana and I discussed months ago, and was sort of tabled without a resolution. Now that sheâ€™s on a new career path, and Iâ€™ve had a change … (More) “Terminal Tennis Elbow”