Breaking Stuff Is Good

In preparation for integrating what I’ve learned in the Grow With Google Challenge Mobile Web course into my rockin’ app, I did some spring cleaning. Getting rid of all the files with duplicate-ish names like handle_albums2, handle_albums3, handle_albums4, handle_albums_test, and so on.

I broke the app.

I’m sure I was saving those for a reason but I was also sure I was being a hoarder.

In my attempts to fix it, I realized there was a much more efficient way to organize everything that would fix some ongoing issues. So now I’m doing that.

Progress is good because I am so dying to start the Data Visualization part of the app which is, ultimately, it’s whole purpose. I’ve been dying to put stats up using the data I’ve gathered so far but it would be with graphs made in Excel and … that’s cheating … I want to use D3 … so … no wasting time with stats and trivia that could be spent improving and nurturing the app.

Meanwhile, I am on my biggest David Bowie kick since the 80s. My top five artists change their order and slots a lot but the top five generally stays the same. David Bowie is always there but it’s been a long time since he was the #1 top rotation in my music collection. He wasn’t even #1 when he died. I was too busy crying and did not want to be one of those “I love David Bowie!” people jumping on the bandwagon just because he just died. Yeah, I’m that pretentious prick. I know. I’m sorry.

Finally listening to Blackstar. The videos were so creepy they scared the crap out of me and I couldn’t listen to the title track or Lazarus. And since I couldn’t listen to those, I just didn’t listen to the rest of the album.

The Next Day, however, is easily in my top three Bowie albums. It’s been #1 on my Bowie list since it came out.


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