Tackling new (and old) Android Apps
A long time ago I released my first Android app called Typr, a markdown editor. I never really could say I finished the app but I was so full of grand schemes and ideas that I just put it out there and let it sit for a while without really giving it much attention.
The new me (sort of) aka Ice9 Software
I started an LLC to build all of my paid and most of my free open source projects under. Mostly for branding but also for reasons including but not limited to liability (funny yes?). In case you haven’t noticed there are a lot of patent trolls running around with large filthy hammers smashing money out of every entreprenuer they can get their slimy green with greed hands on.
The new apps
Typr is the first to get the spa treatment as I work towards polishing an app I’ve always thought was a good idea, enjoyed coding, and really just loved using. Other thoughts for Typr include a possible web markdown editor, but for now that gets put in the idea book marked for December 2020. I have way too many ideas to implement any in a reasonable amount of time.
A Bible app for Android that does not require an internet connection, and a great UI is next on the list after seeing Typr through to a 1.0.
Cool things are to come!
Getting node-expat on Windows
Recently I was trying to get the Node.js package simple-xmpp running on Windows. Turns out there are a few things you’re going to need to get one of the dependencies running on Windows. When it tries to install node-expat and run node-gyp rebuild it will fail. You’re going to need Visual Studio dev tools and Python 2.7. Be sure to install Python 2 and not 3 as 3 will also cause it to fail on build. After you’ve installed Python setup an environment variable named Python and point it to python.exe like so:
After that you should be good to go as far as installing node-expat and therefore whatever node-xmpp library you may need that uses it.