Update 20/07/2020

The app has now been released on iOS too! Get it right now:

As a half of the team at NoodleSoup, I'm more than pleased to announce the public release of HabitCat, a simple mobile app to manage habits and routines. We created it to fullfil our own needs, and as a way to scratch our own itch as product developers.

It's use is really straightforward:

  1. Create a habit with a weekly goal
  2. Mark days as successful or not
  3. Keep your streak of successful weeks

It's just you, your habits, and a cute little cat. Our goal was to have something straightforward, without notifications, advertising, or reliance on online services.

It has been made with the fantastic tools and services from Expo (I love what they are doing, highly recommended!) in 2-3 months while we experimented and learnt to use...

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A few days ago Youtube's algorithm had a small surprise for me. I had decided to do a simple project logo in 3D using Blender, somehow the suggestion algorithm picked that fact and started to list videos of people documenting their progress doing 3D content, such as this really cool progress report from Hendy August:

Hendy's progress as seen in the video is impressive, and the scene he created and showcase at the end talked to me. That motivated me enough to look for tutorals to better get started with the software as I was failing to get any good results for my project logo.

The last time I actually used Blender was ~10 years ago when I had friends who were quite serious and skilled at making 3D creations, that picked my interest and I spent some time learning how to use the software, though I didn't go that far. I can still remember how confusing video tutorials (or written tutorials) where at the time, with terrible audio, low resolution, and in general instructions that wer...

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Initial post

I decided to organize my thoughts, ideas, and projects a bit, they are currently spread around GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab, and multiple computers and (physical) notebooks. As part of this move I'm creating this website and blog that will be available at a domain I control: sam.elborai.me.

I plan to use it as a personal tool, a place where I can share current thoughts and ideas, easily find past ones, centralize documentation and showcase of some projects, and see my progression, learning and general improvement over time.

Some projects will surely seem silly, some blog posts will feel written by a complete beginner or not bring value. That’s expected. The main audience of this site is myself, it is my personal place where I’m free to share what I want, at my own rhythm.

Let’s see how this project evolves 😁.