Artemoids now on Softpedia!

Softpedia logoJust dropping by with a quick note that Artemoids is now available on Softpedia!

I was entirely unaware of this until I received an email this morning telling me as much, and honestly I don’t understand why, but hey! If someone enjoyed it enough to bother submitting it, then I’m not complaining! Then again, it’s listed as a game for Mac, so maybe Macs really are that desperate for entertainment once the thrill goes out of making photo albums and home movies.

Anyway, in celebration of being branded Piemaster Studios without my knowledge, I’ve set up a Piemaster Studios Facebook page so you to can show your support for the fastest-growing independent software developer in the last two hours!

Also good to know is that the extensive codebase of Artemoids was “tested in the Softpedia labs using several industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components”. So there you go – finally a crappy Java game that you can play in your browser without infecting your computer! Badge displayed proudly below:

Softpedia 100% Clean Award

So What’s The Plan?

So it’s now well into February, when I’m supposed to have transitioned out of IBM mode and into personal progress mode. To an extent I have, but it’s going entirely undocumented as it always has, despite the whole point of this site being to remedy this situation.

So it’s time to reassess what the objectives of this site are and start using it properly. Why does it exist?

  • To maintain a homepage/repository/portfolio of my various projects.
  • To facilitate posting about development of and updates to those projects, for my own reflection and the interest of any interested parties.
  • To encourage publishing of articles providing information that I’ve picked up through my experiences that may be of use to others.
  • To generally keep track of the progress of various aspects of my life, primarily those relevant to the above points (e.g. what I’m studying/working on/taking an interest in).

These objectives fall approximately into the two categories of content hosting for sharing with others, and reporting developments for posterity and reflection. The former is purely for my own amusement until I start publishing things worth sharing, but the latter can start generating benefits immediately.

As such, I intend to start publishing a lot more short and succinct blog posts about the goings on behind the Piemaster scenes. These will mostly be filed under ‘Personal‘, so feel free to ignore them if you believe that’s where they should stay. I believe Forgbook is going to be of great value for organising my life, but until then the reflection should help focus my attention.

So if you just stumbled across this site for no real reason at all, and you have no idea who I am, and you read this whole post for wont of something better to do… you are possibly the only person on Earth to have done so. Who knows, with odds like that you may even choose to follow the site for the next week or so just to see what happens. It won’t be flashy, but I’m an independent human being and I’ll try to have something even a little enlightening to say. Either way, wish me luck.