Chris Hannah
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What do I want to do?

For a while now I’ve been trying to work out what I want to do when I finish university. There has always been two primary desires of mine – to create applications and tools for people, and also to write, whether it’s a blog or a news outlet.

Recently, and especially after redesigning this blog, I’ve started to think about my web presence. And in general trying to boil everything down so I have fewer things that I’m doing, and trying to instead focus on quality over quantity.

Basically, I’m taking my finger out of some of the pies[1].

After doing some more programming at university (unfortunately some of it was Java Web), I’ve started to work on some fun projects. And I want to head more in this direction, as it’s probably going to help me figure out what I really want to do.

Recently I made a small website which displays the weather in emoji, and I’ve worked on an extension to a really cool project called Command that lets you use Slack-style commands on the web. I’ve got a few more ideas in my head for apps, and also some website projects that I may continue with friends at university. But I’ve got quite a bit of coursework that I should be doing at the moment, so that will have to wait.

Another thing I’m wondering about is what I do with App Recap, I do enjoy what I do there, but sometimes I really just don’t have the time to write anything for it, and I don’t think it can reach its full potential without constant updates. I guess I have some thinking to do.

There is some good news that has come this week though, and that’s my new part time job for Blogo! I have already created a bunch of support articles for their website, and now I will be actually responding to users, and helping them fix whatever issue they have. If you haven’t heard of Blogo, then it’s a really awesome blogging app for Mac and very soon it will be on iOS as well. You can check out the app on the Mac App Store.

Also I should be writing a piece for my university magazine which will be cool, I asked them a while ago if they want anything app related writing up, and they said it’s a great idea! So I just need to wait for the next meeting to get started.

That’s my thoughts for now, and if you every want to see what I’m up to, or even have a chat, then Twitter’s always best. And I guess as I’m slowly doing more programming, you may want to keep an eye on my GitHub as well.

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