My very first blog post! I'll talk a little bit about the project I have going on right now. I've started getting into the 'elgg' social network engine, and have come up with an idea for a small community. I won't go too much into it, but my intention is to use this community to deploy web-based creative writing tasks. I've got the first type of task conceptualized, and I'll get to developing it in code once I can set up the site the way I need it to be. It's going to be a walled-garden type of site, so only registered users will be able to join. I'm not sure how if I'll let registered users invite more, or if registration has to go through admin. At this point this is just a side project, and will only be available to the group of writers that I know, but I'd like to be able to let it grow naturally without having to worry about trolls and the like.

Beyond that, I'm slowly starting into the Ruby programming language. My intention is to take that into Ruby on Rails eventually, but that seems like a long way off with the chaos of life going on every day.

In the personal sphere, my girlfriend and I have just purchased a Playstation 4. We went for the PS4 Pro, just because it's more future-proof (and not because we have a 4k TV, because we don't). I've started playing Horizon Zero Dawn, which is an amazing game. The story is set in a wonderfully built post-apocalyptic world, and the art in the game is very well done. I'm also playing Final Fantasy XV because I saw the movie and it looked cool.

I've just added a link to my GitHub profile in the Coding menu (top), which is sparsely populated with projects I've done over my degree. I'll add my GitLab profile (when it comes back online; the service is currently down), or maybe I'll just migrate everything to GitHub because it's convenient to have it all in one place. Either way I'll still post the link to GitLab, and continue to use that for any of the projects that will be private.
The main page of the coding section will be a little bit of info and maybe some finished and polished projects for download. I'll think about what I want to go there.

The overall template for this site will be the first thing that changes bit by bit over the next couple weeks. Really, only the framework is up currently; I've still got a lot of CSS to go through and content to organize. This is the general idea for the look of the website, but there will be little changes here and there.

Lots of work to do, so that's where I'll be. I have a Mumble server (voice chat) that I idle in whenever I'm at my PC, which I'll post info on one of these days. Until next time, keep a weather eye on the horizon.

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