Weathrman 2, and the Pile of Shame

Shadow Complex is done; and while I’m happy that I’ve managed to take another game off of the pile of shame, which is currently shrinking faster than its rate of growth, I feel a bit funny about playing an Orson Scott Card title, given his political slant.  I wish Chair wouldn’t do that; it’s not like that ending was so good that they needed OSC’s involvement - that was one of the worst endings I’ve ever seen in a videogame.

You’re forgiven for thinking that there’s been no progress on Weathrman as of late; in fact, there’s quite a bit going on behind the scenes, including:

  • Translated search terms, to pick up tourist photos.  EFIGS first.
  • Status bar notification while the desktop is visible to provide better UI discoverability
  • UI showing details of the current photo and linking to it on Flickr
  • Some kind of resolution to the updater problem

I still need some kind of resolution to the updater problem, but that might not happen until 3.  At worst, I’ll build an intent that explains the nature of the application and gives the user a one-button way of udpating wallpaper.

But first, I need a haircut.  And to start Darksiders.