Ryan Saul

Thing A Week #4: Alpaca Power

Cup on table

Welcome to my weekly post where I try to do something, anything, creative. Whether it be writing, drawing, photography or programming. This week I ended up doing a good bit of drawing and I figured I could share my doodling attempts, like the cup on a table above.

Megan has quite the affinity for alpacas and seems to go . . .

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January 29, 2017

Thing a Week #2 and #3: Snowpocalypse and Global Game Jam

Welcome to my second (and third) Thing a Week posts! My resolution is to do something (anything) creative each week and publish it to my blog somehow. It can be anything from drawing to writing to photography and even to games, but it should be something complete and sharable.

So far, however, my year of doing something creative each . . .

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January 25, 2017

Thing a week #1: Christmas break photos

One of my resolutions for the year is to do something creative each week and publish it. I came down with a pretty nasty cold this week unfortunately, so I'm just going to publish a few of my photos from my vacation to both Florida and New Mexico to see my parents. I've been processing them off and on over the course of the week.

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January 07, 2017

Create and backup your notebook using NoIP, git and vimwiki

Backup your notes at home with a little setup and a spare computer


Since I've drifted away from Evernote, all of my notetaking has been stored locally in markdown. In this project I'm going to create a local directory and sync it up with a remote machine in my house using git to back my notebook up.

I also just discovered vimwiki via Hacker News and am really loving it. . . .

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December 12, 2016

Creating My 1st Video Game for Ludum Dare 36

Silvrback blog image

I've always wanted to create my own video game, its been a secret dream of mine for most of my adult life. In fact I've tried to make one several times over the last decade. Usually I wouldn't get very far past the "where the heck do you even start?" phase.

That itch to create something caught me again . . .

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September 17, 2016

Postmortem for Easy Blog Django

Last January I released, to virtually no fanfare, my completed blog app. It was all software that I had written myself in Django with the help of various other libraries. I even called it Easy Blog Django, though I don't think there was that much "easy" about it. Both excited and relieved to finally be at a stage where I could . . .

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September 06, 2016