Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Taco trucks

About a month ago I was browsing Reddit's SF Bay Area sub, and noticed a link to maps of taco trucks in the East Bay. Taco trucks take me back to my early days in Silly and my first job (in Mountain View), and a cow-orker who introduced me to the joys of a lengua taco dripping onto a paper plate. The redditor who made the map seemed interested in a web version, so I built TacoTacoTruck. However, he has yet to follow up on whether he liked it, hated it, or just didn't have time to deal. So although the map itself is not my own work, the web version is mine and could be fed any user-made Google map.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Finally published Napkin Ideas on Play.

Well, finally.

This was actually done months ago, but I thought it would be really nice to have an ability to edit the background. So I started creating a wizard to do that, and for whatever reason, I just could not get it working the way I wanted, and got kind of depressed about that. So I dropped that bit out of the code and decided to publish as it was before.

Well, almost as it was before, with one notable exception: I took out the advertising. It's annoying to look at, and probably not going to generate any significant amount of revenue. In its place, I have put in what I'm calling a beg bar: give me a donation, the little yellow bar goes away.