Tag ruby on rails

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So, I talked a little about this comic project I want to make. Originally I thought I was going to build the entire back-end from scratch like I did with E.R.A. but after falling down a google rabbit hole I found Refinery CMS, which is a Ruby on Rails CMS where you can add extensions which means….
Instead of putting most of my time and energy into creating a backend that does basically the same thing refinery does, I can just make the comic extension and put all of my effort into that!
People who don’t program probably don’t understand the excitement I’m feeling right now, but it’s pretty huge. Building your own CMS from scratch is HARD (good to do at least once, but still, hard), there are still things I could improve with E.R.A. changes I was planning on having to make and setup with what I’ve been calling “RubyArt”, which, for just wanting a comic platform…involves so much more than you would imagine.
It’s an interesting mind shift – I mean, I have to do my own tweaking and setup with the CMS, get the gem that imports wordpress xml files, but for the most part I can focus on the actual functionality I want to add with the comic feature (the fun part) instead of building an entire system over again.
But still! I’m excited to try this out. I’ll be putting it on github and stuff when I’m done and sharing it with the refinery people so other cartoonists can use it too.

Theme Change Makes Me Feel More Bloggy

All I’ve wanted to do all week is work on a variety of programming projects, and as a result I haven’t touched any of them, and I’m too tired right now to start (3am != programming start time).
Anyway, the couple that are vying for attention right now are my Ruby on Rails + Comic site app with WordPress/ComicPress import capability.
A Ruby on Rails app that gives me badges for doing things and I can also somehow share it…
A game. I don’t know what, or how……but I really want to be part of Antholojam but I have NO IDEA WHAT TO MAKE.
I could learn how to write it easily enough, if I knew what I wanted to make and what I wanted the story to be. But I don’t.
Problem being, between all of my other projects, I haven’t had time and have been too tired to work on all my new ones. I haven’t updated E.R.A. in over a month and I’ve only made two fairy porns…..
I’m ahead and behind and exhausted and antsy.
Oh and the current theme is Casper, which was originally created for the Ghost platform, which is what kierygeek.com is running on.