2011 – Year in review
It is now officially 2012. The last year was a very busy year indeed. I thought I would write a short list of what happened.
I got involved in the Baldos project in school. I put my blood, sweat and tears into this project, which continued until late May. Incredibly fun!
I made a video tutorial on how to compile my programs.
I also wrote about a bunch of videos about my programs that I had found on the web.
I found some time to release AltDrag 0.9. That version has since received over 13,000 downloads. All in all, AltDrag has received over 55,000 downloads so far. I think that’s pretty decent. For reference, SuperF4 has over 110,000 downloads and ShutdownGuard has over 150,000 downloads.
I wrote a blog post called “How to copy YouTube annotations“. It is currently my most commented blog post ever. It has even brought in some money from a few nice people. Someone is trying to make a business on this idea (autoannotate.com), but somehow I doubt it’s successful.
I earned €0,01 on Flattr this month. The service hasn’t gotten the recognition I hoped for, unfortunately.
April & May:
110% Baldos. I barely had time to sleep and eat. Watch some videos from the race.
June & July:
Spring break. Summer jobs.
After resuming work on it during June and July, I released AltDrag 1.0 beta 1.
I released a new program, Removable Drive Reminder. I am quite comfortable with the codebase for my programs now, so the program was done in a day!
November & December:
Worked on The Job Map with a class mate, which is a website for a course. It has been a long time since I have done web development on this scale, and it has been great fun learning all the new tools that are out there. I especially enjoyed learning how to do large scale deployment with Google App Engine (“the cloud”), learning to code for high-replication databases and learning how to make a RESTful service.
Hopefully AltDrag 1.0 and a lot of other fun stuff.