No internet. Write an app…
I had a few days between projects, so my girlfriend and I flew out to San Francisco. Sitting in the airport in Austin, I pulled out my laptop with the idea to build up an app without access to the internet. Of course this mean no Google.
I was about to find out just how much I rely on Google to build my apps. I wanted to keep this simple. I was staring at a new tab in Chrome, expect this one had a photograph of some mountains and an inspirational quote (I have found the Momentum plugin quotes brings me a smile every morning). Looked down, in the bottom corner was a little todo app. “Ah, a todo app, people build those,” I thought to myself. And so I started.
I wrote the app in two parts. First half was built on the flight out to San Fransisco and the second half was on the return trip from LA. The flight out had a layover so I did Google some of the DOM API that was blocking my progress, but I spent most all my time then looking for a dinner spot once we touched down. I have both parts checked into GitHub if you wanna look at the commits. So while the app really is nothing of interest, it was a fun challenge.
I was going to add a delete todo feature, but I decided to watch the last half of Alien instead.