What I was up to

An overview of stuff I was working on or other stuff that kept me occupied in February 2021. Inspired by the movement of /now pages.

The weather is getting better. Spring is coming, and that means that we’ve been able to have burgers and/or coffee on the beach here in Hastings.


At Boords, we’ve recently shipped a small overhaul of the Frame Editor that I’ve been working on for the last month or so. I’m very happy with the large amount of polish and improvements we’ve brought to it.

Learning iOS development

Thanks to the help of a friend, I managed to make more progress on an iOS app that I’ve been developing. I now no longer feel stuck, which is great. I managed to finish the basic functionality, and now it’s a matter of polishing up the user experience and completing the feature set. I hope to release it later this year ☺️.


I started learning piano! This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and I’m hoping it will be a good way of getting more familiar with music theory. I’m using the app Flowkey to learn with — it seemed the cleaner and more classical-focused of the apps that I saw.

I recently made a small song to accompany a time-lapse video that my wife recently made of her digital painting. That was a nice project, and I might do some more at a later stage.

Besides that — in terms of creating — I seem to have hit a bit of a dry spell. inspiration is a bit lower at the moment


I finished Cyberpunk 2077 in January, which I enjoyed a lot in the end. I feel it was a bit of a shame that the main story wasn’t a bit longer. There were a lot of sidequests that felt pretty fleshed out and immersive (more so than basic fetch quests). I also enjoyed the character-specific quest lines in the game. I wish there was more of it, simply because I enjoyed the story bits and character development a lot.

We’ve recently discovered the TV show Angie Tribeca, which we found rather randomly as a recommendation in the Letterboxd comments for the movie Handsome (which was great).

Angie Tribeca is a great show, it seems clearly inspired by The Naked Gun and the original Police Squad! show, keeping a similar vibe of absurdity — especially in the first season. We’ve now reached the fourth (and sadly, final) season, so there’s not much left. In any case, I definitely recommend it. In terms of names: it stars Rashida Jones and it’s produced by Steve and Nancy Carrell.

We’ve also started a partial rewatch of Parks and Recreation, which is still great 👍.

In terms of literature, we’re still going through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series in the form of audiobooks. Currently we’re listening to Unseen Academicals. I’m kind of dreading how close we’re getting to the final book.

And finally, Becky Chambers’ new book has come out, and I can’t wait to read it. I greatly enjoyed her previous books.