Today marks 2 years of my doing “one thing a day” on Github.
I’ve got work to do today, but I wanted to blog first, so today appears empty
I posted about last year, and now I’m posting about this year! I’m not going to do monthly graphs or anything this time around, but I’ll talk about a bunch of projects that I worked on. I’ll split it between my own projects, and other projects. Here are my projects (or projects I’m affiliated with):
- bootstrap-slider (a small slider widget for websites, recently refactored to not require jQuery)
- angular-bootstrap-slider (a wrapper for bootstrap-slider)
- squelch-irc/squelch (an IRC client)
- Roguathia (an idle roguelike)
- steam-avg-pct-cli (a CLI tool to get your “average game completion percent” from Steam)
- steam-avg-pct (a web tool, similar to the CLI tool, but features sortable lists)
- tournamentmango (a web-based tournament management system)
- dos-strap (a bootstrap 3 theme that looks “retro” - used in Roguathia)
- Rabrennie/ParkyParkPark (an open source clone of No Brakes Valet)
- gw2skins (a tool to show you what skins you haven’t unlocked in gw2)
- reactive-retro (a gps-based RPG, recently revived and now dead again)
- castle-carnage-cards (I open-sourced the scripts used to build Castle Carnage [before deck.zone])
- my-house-cli (a small tool built on Tessel which creates realtime charts for temperature and other metrics in my apartment)
- my-house (a GUI for the above)
- deck.zone (a tool to help people make board games. Unfortunately doesn’t work entirely correctly - see my medium post)
- gameicons-font (a tool that wraps the icons at http://game-icons.net into a web font)
- ng2-ace (an ng2 directive for the Ace editor)
- ng2-sweetalert2 (a small wrapper designed for ng2 of sweetalert2)
- ng2-storage (a port of gsklee/ngStorage to ng2. ES6 Proxy rocks!)
- ng2-fontawesome (a small wrapper for font awesome because I am lazy and want to make using it as easy as possible)
Here are projects started by others:
- npm/npm-expansions (I contributed “no points made”!)
- MarcelloLins/GooglePlayAppsCrawler (I contributed a few features, fixes, and got it set up on travis-ci)
- leftstick/gulp-nw-builder (I made it show the error when the plugin fails, since it was failing in a weird case I was hitting)
- marceljuenemann/angular-drag-and-drop-lists (I just contributed a typo fix)
- fosjump/fosjump (I contributed lots of documentation fixes)
- tessel/ambient-attx4 (I contributed a fix for the hardware erroneously emitting an error event)
- Hardmath123/nearley (I contributed some new data types, and consistent-ified others)
- limonte/sweetalert2 (I contributed documentation)
There was also a pretty big life change: I started working as a contractor from home around August of last year. I’ve been able to contribute to open source more often than before as a result. Also, instead of keeping small improvements to myself (or moving on, in case of doc fixes), I started suggesting them upstream. There was a time or two where it wasn’t well-received (or in the case of one of my outstanding PRs, not received at all!), but overall, people seem to appreciate those small kinds of fixes :D.
Another thing that happened was I got a Tessel! I waited through something like 8 months of delays to finally get it, and I made a small temperature monitor for my apartment. Then I found out it had a few issues. Nothing I couldn’t work around, but overall it was really fun to work with. I may be picking up another one to make an automatic dog feeder, too!
I also started making a board game (called Castle Carnage)! After doing that for a while, I wanted to make it easier and better for everyone, so I started working on deck.zone. As a result, I published a handful of ng2 components that I made for deck.zone.
Lots of fun stuff. Looking forward to another year of open source, but I might let gaps in my timeline next time. Then again, habits are pretty hard to break.