As a huge fan of the manga series Berserk by Kentaro Miura, I’m always interested in how this medium can be viewed digitally. The Kindle always seemed like a good way to read your collection of manga, but storage space and loading speeds proved problematic - until now.
Amazon has released the Kindle Paperwhite ‘Manga Model’ which ships with 32GB of storage (can hold up to 700 manga) and boosts the page turning speed by 33%. Even if you’re not a fan of manga or comics, you have to admit this is an impressive product for only $157(USD). Unfortunately, it is only available in Japan.
I will be patiently waiting until it releases to North America.
I’ve wanted to learn Swift for a long time. I’ve wanted to deep dive into designing for iOS specifically. Mostly - I’ve wanted to make an app.
After pushing off the idea time and time again, I’m finally making myself follow through with it. I’ve picked up an amazing (so far) course by Devslopes that already has me deep into building my first basic app.
I will try to post back here regularly about anything interesting (whether it be bugs, design issues, fast facts) I come across while building my app. If I feel there is enough time after completing, I may even write up a step-by-step guide exposing my journey in iOS development.
I came across this incredibly beautiful and simple ’blog’ platform today and it’s name is Blot. And yes - I’m using it for my site.
Why the switch?
I’ve been looking to update my personal site for some time now, and getting back into writing (poorly might I add) was something I wanted at the forefront. But every time I thought about what platform I’d develop with - I would spiral into depression. So I decided to make a simple list of what I needed for my site:
An easy way for me to post anything
No database management
Simple templates/theme design
Search function (bonus)
What Blot offers:
Simple Dropbox folder integration (drag and drop posting)
Easy to customize styling
$20 a year
Writing inspiration returns
Blot has actually made the process of getting back into writing much easier since I can remove all the headaches of syncing/git-pushing with Jekyll or massive/clunky CMS systems like WordPress. This could be start of something great (or in my case fairly decent).