Weeknote 6

Another quick update. This past week had been a whirlwind of code. I’ve immersed myself in back-end affairs, figuring out how to get all the basic functionality working while holding off on styling/appearances.

This has proven somewhat difficult, being a designer and whatnot, but it’s necessary. All too often I get the temptation to work on all things at once: front-end, back-end, UX, branding, content, etc. I guess, in some ways, this could turn out more efficient, kinda like a product team with extraordinarily awesome communication & coordination skills. (Good to know I am great at talking to myself.) The downside is that my sanity takes a hit. Being 10 people at once is fun, until it starts keeping you up at night. (Can’t sleep… keep hearing voices in my head… and it sounds like a product manager arguing with the UX lead.)

So. I’m coding back-end, which means parts of Hotpot look like this right now:

Beautiful, isn't it?

I just have to keep telling myself it will all get done in due time. And using Trello to keep the other members of my one-person product team at bay.

Trello is awesome.

  1. I’m convinced that thesis is making us schizophrenic, but it’s definitely fun to talk to myself in multiple voices sometimes. Hrm.

    Love the Trello usage–Karen would be proud! And it’ll get done in due time, I really believe it!!! :D

    - Sera (Mar 12 at 4:46 am)