littlelogs

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#curo

February 2016

mattimck
mattimck

Really great coding morning on #curo (most productive I’ve been in weeks), followed by an afternoon meeting where I completely forgot my brain, and then a complete grouchy meltdown over the phone at a person who I really should have been nicer to, despite their attitude.

Apparently I’m still terrible at changing gears between developer and business guy. #ugh

mattimck
mattimck

With #curo people in three different timezones at the moment, we’ve been trying to record 10 minute weekly video updates for each other, to reduce the amount we are repeating ourselves in phone calls over and over. We’ve tried emails, reports and slack for this, but there is something time consuming for us to write everything out, and there is something lost when we can’t speak our enthusiasm or frustration about things verbally. Also, sort of like the idea that will we have video recordings of our progress to look back on one day.

Anyway, it’s been helpful, but it’s painful (and slow) to upload them somewhere useful, put to a password on it, and then share the links in slack (and these things then get lost fast).

Anyone know of any good (and easy) video journal/reporting system for teams? Feel like something good must exist out there. Maybe a new feature for #littlelogs, @josh & @belle? ;)

January 2016

mattimck
mattimck

Going to try to get back on #littlelogs a bit now that i’m in back Australia for a few months. Been back for one week, and haven’t had much of a chance to get my head on straight yet! So, let’s say:

  • Got myself organised enough today, that I felt ok with logging into #littlelogs for the first time in months.
  • Happy about that.
  • Hoping to have some time to revive my app building efforts, outside of #curo work.

November 2015

mattimck
mattimck

Knocked out with migraines again this weekend, so, sadly, no progress on #stump or anything else. Back to slide decks and presentations this week for #curo, so hopefully not being slumped over in a coding-pose will help a bit.

mattimck
mattimck

Got a basic iPad version of #curo iPhone app together without too much hassle. Autolayout handled majority of it, with a few minor modifications for certain screens. Also cobbled together some simple designs for some iPad-specific features, for the rest of the team to look over. Will hopefully implement some of them tomorrow.

mattimck
mattimck

Haven’t updated in a bit - implemented all new layout for client detail screen on #curo #iPhone app last week, and began to merge in features from the original consumer version, last week. Much happier with how it works and looks on multiple screen sizes, and hoping to start implementing iPad version this week.

Was knocked out with a bad migraine for most of yesterday, but having slept for about 15 hours, hoping to get back into the swing of things today. #laterlog

mattimck
mattimck

Good meeting this morning with new pilot team leader today for #curo, and in the process discovered a group of staff within the partner org that could also benefit from being involved, which is great!

Also, finally figured out why some events were randomly missing from activity feeds - turns out about 0.4% of events weren't being sent consistently from #SmartThings, so wrote a script to pull down a feed of everything every few hours, and fill in the gaps of anything that got missed.

On the business side, earlier this week we very excited to have get approval for a very small, but significant, State Government-backed rollout of Curo. Big step for us! #laterlog #buriedthelede

josh
josh

Upgrading #exist from #django 1.6 to 1.7 (can't go to 1.8 because a templating issue won't be resolved until 1.9). This has meant moving migrations from #south to the new (and nicer) django migrations. I try to keep most of my core models in the one app which usually avoids dependency issues between migrations, but I couldn't avoid them entirely this time — I had quite an unpleasant evening wrestling with migrations. But I have emerged the victor, and everything seems to be working okay. Now for more tests to confirm this!

October 2015

mattimck
mattimck

Tough week in terms of concentration, but managed to finish strong. Successfully added client wellness score to #curo app, as well as their activity feed, both of which were previously only in the web app. Opens up a new testing group for the pilot, so hope to introduce to them early next week.

mattimck
mattimck

Helped Amanda this morning with a list of weird buggy #drupal tasks for one of our #clients, which had been lingering for a while. Was nice to get that list knocked off all in one go, now back to #curo.

Sent off new version of app to testing group, and now can get back to working on implementing well-being score features into the app, to help bring it into parity with the web version.

mattimck
mattimck

As painful as it is, spent this afternoon pulling out several screens and features in the carer visit logging process, in the #curo ios app. I was pretty proud of some of the features i'd implemented (and spent tonnes of time on), but after some feedback it's clear they just really weren't needed. Very frustrating, but certainly the right thing to do. Pushing out to testers tomorrow morning, so we'll see how it goes down.

mattimck
mattimck

Finally found a decently reliable (and cheap) portable credit card sized router (with 4G backup) to use with the #smartthings hubs, to make them wireless for #curo. Also able to power it from the USB port of the #smartthings hub itself (which has it's own backup power). Opens up a few interesting opportunities!

mattimck
mattimck

Spent majority of the day working on client notes editing and #syncing in #curo #ios app, which was previously pretty much:

"Oh nice, you added a client note? Hope you like it exactly as it is and made no mistakes, because it's NEVER CHANGING".

Slightly less "carved in stone" now, which I think our testing team will be happy about.

mattimck
mattimck

Much better day today. Good chunk of planning into 2016, which is exciting, largely because that means we will have a business in 2016 ;)

21 Oct 2015

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mattimck
mattimck

Majority of morning taken up with unexpected #client server migration assistance. Got back on track and closed off the final tasks for current (odd length) #curo sprint. Ready to properly plan this week now.

mattimck
mattimck

My early enthusiasm in the afternoon, working on a new PIN screen screen for our iPhone app, had fizzled out by late afternoon. 99% of the way there, as usual, but hoping can fix final bugs in the morning after some rest, and move on.

Much more exciting stuff happening on the business side, with discussions with a potential new #curo team member for the near future, ensuring the day still ended well!

September 2015

mattimck
mattimck

Got back into the guts of #curo's task and notifications systems, and worked on some changes to make the Activity feeds more useful and understandable for Carers. Grateful to #past #me that I bothered to write decent #tests for that section. Made troubleshooting so much easier as I broke things along the way.

mattimck
mattimck

Trying to find an affordable contracting #ux #designer to help with some work for #curo over the next few weeks. In over 10 years of running a web dev business, I only found three or four people who truly delivered work I super was satisfied with. One is off travelling the world and is uncontactable, and the rest have got full time jobs with large companies. Hrmm...

August 2015

mattimck
mattimck

Removed a bunch of unused code, dating back to the original #curo proof of concept. In some parts it was like removing some plaster from a wall and finding an entire forgotten room hiding behind it. A really weird room, built by a 2 year old.

July 2015

mattimck
mattimck

Was a very productive but busy week of changes and bug fixes after releasing new #curo app to testers. Some things tweaked, some changed entirely. Very exciting, but I think I have an even busier week ahead, though! #laterlog

mattimck
mattimck

Finally got new #curo app out for user testing this morning. Always stressful when people start actually using your app. On the other hand, pretty proud that I got an entire (pretty complex) app done in under 3 weeks, on my first #swift project.

June 2015

May 2015

mattimck
mattimck

Hugely distracting week with the move, buying furniture, connecting services etc - but still managed to get a decent amount of #client work done (and thus, bills paid!). Getting started on a new type of #curo app next week, though - very exciting!

April 2015

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