When the virus arrived early last year, bringing a wave of remote work, lock-downs, and layoffs, there were a lot of people who found themselves with more time on their hands.
I was not one of those people. My commute disappeared, but I had increasing responsibilities at work and church, not to mention homeschooling and house projects. Despite this, I was still able to build several things I was proud of last year.
Here’s what I made in 2020:
- A “Git branching diagram” template
- A conference talk (How to build a zero-maintenance web application)
- Some Codepen animations (Rainbounce, Tile Town, Tri-stepper, and a WebGL Star)
- 26 blog posts on bryanbraun.com and the Sparkbox blog
- 30+ music box songs (in the Song Library on musicboxfun.com)
It was also a big year for me revisiting some old projects to release a new 2.0 version:
- Twitter Timeline Eradicator (2.0)
- I revived this defunct Chrome extension out of necessity because Twitter was a particularly gross place this year. Works like a charm.
- Commit Colors (2.0)
- This became my first public Golang project. It’s available via homebrew!
- Your life (in weeks, months, and years)
- I first made these in 2016. The new updates really improved SEO and made them easier to use and navigate.
Checkboxes, color swatches, and music box songs. It was a year of following my interests and not caring too much about what would be popular or profitable.
No regrets. It just felt right. We’ll see what feels right in 2021.