I’ve got the majority of the skeleton that I was looking for. After you click the CardView and it moves into the ListView, I want each individual list item to go fullscreen and give more information about the location it represents. The cheese app that I spoke about before has exactly that, so I just need to read it to understand how it implement it. From there, I just need to figure out how to add a map of the location at the bottom, and then I’ll decide if I want to take my own photos or steal some from the web.


It’ll probably make me feel better if they’re my own photos.


< 50%

I finished a big chunk of the Summer ’16 photo album. I had taken a bunch of photos at my girlfriend’s cousin’s wedding, and I think things are starting to look legit. The other half are just the other photos I took. Most of them are beach photos, and the rest (I recall) are backyard parties. After I’m done with that album I can work on the photos I took in D.C., and move on to Izzy’s birthday party.

I’m about 86% done with my first Android class. I’ll likely move in sequential order through the rest of the free courses before I enroll myself in the Developer nanodegree. I want to make sure I’m not only prepared, but that I also have a few fun silly programs I can play with.

As I work on these photos, I should probably start posting more regularly to Instagram. My problem is that I don’t like too many photos from the same event to appear, so the only way around that is to shoot more… but I got shooter’s anxiety, lol.


Also, I may start watching One Piece again. I think I let it go enough episodes.

A lot of this has been about learning to program, but taking photos is definitely a hobby I want to explore more. Just the other day I saw Spook started printing and selling his photographs, and I thought to myself, “I need to work on Summer ’16”.

Fool Me 3x

I applied for a photographer assistant job on Craigslist yesterday. Living monthly on savings is killing me – especially when you’re actually working but not getting paid regularly. I thought I cut a deal, but the signs are showing me that I’m wasting my time. 

There’s still an opportunity to make an impact for everyone else, but I need to go back to the drawing board for myself. 

Photography is fun. Learning to program satisfies my need to solve problems. There’s something out here. 


I think I’m getting ahead of myself trying to do some of these problems. The problem is that I’m not allowing myself to go back to ’06 Java Lab Terence.

So, when I took my first Java class, I was probably in my less studious period. And, on top of that, I was having dumb computer issues (before I learned how to fix things for myself). Needless to say, I had to take the class again. The cool part though, was that the next time it was held, Mr. Farrell had decided to start a weekend lab class. We’d basically come in with programs – some from homework, screw them up and pass them onto the next student. I was putting in work. I had a study group. I wrote all of my programs on paper first before going to the computer ([all in colored pencil] It was to remind me of how it looked in JCreator), and I would think of ways to create infinite loops that would stump everyone else. And, I found that by fixing code, I was able to understand it better than if I just wrote/typed it out correctly the first time. The funny thing is I ended up getting so good that I stopped showing up. I passed the legit class with an A, but the lab with a B because of attendance, smh.

Anyways… ’06 Terence was about redemption. ’16 Terence is looking for balance and stability. Now that I’ve been working remotely, I’ve been taking time to really introduce myself to new skills, and to really just learn.

I’m thankful that resources like Command Line Crash Course exist. I think just making it a habit of listening to CodeNewbie podcasts keeps me moving forward and willing to fail more often. I actually participated in CodeNewbie’s twitter chat tonight. The real shame is that I was thinking about updating my account a long time ago so I took all of my photos off but I never put anything up to replace it. I’m an egg with protected tweets. Someone is definitely going to reach out to me. Even this blog has the default photo of an abandoned barn.

Why am I acting like I don’t take photos? I know I have something I can put up.

Speaking of which, Lisa is finally going to check out the Bridal Shower photos I did. I think a few came out too warm – and that really bothers me. Overall I think they’re decent photos. I feel like Matt & Trey after pushing out a South Park episode and thinking it’s shit. Then the audience falls in love with it, and they’re back in the conference room hashing out new ideas.

Also, I’ve been toying with the idea to make my postcards a monthly thing. I also had this absurd challenge in my head to send out 365 by the end of this year. I think I’m at 10 right now.


I’m editing the bridal shower photos I took last weekend. I think they look cool so far, I’m just worried about them having a consistent temperature and brightness.

It’s funny. Before Amber taught me about shooting with Kelvin, I had no idea my shots were blue. It was like I needed to redo years of photos because my eyes were awakened. It’s definitely the same feeling I had after watching a video that talked about removing chromatic aberrations and enabling profile corrections.

After watching Paul Taggart shoot, I feel like I should focus more on designing the story. I normally would shoot, and then post the photos in order. In my mind that seemed the most logical. But, as I remove unessary photos and cut and cut, it’s really up to me to set the tone for the history I’m documenting.

It’s a great feeling to see progress through photos. If I can work on my timing and getting over the anxiety of taking photos in public, I might be on to something.