Weekend Update: July 3, 2015

Things I plan on doing this weekend

  • Learn how to write Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo. I got an invite and ordered mine a couple of months ago, then received it earlier this week,. It’s a lot of fun and definitely useful, but I think it will be really great once Amazon allows 3rd party skills via the app. I want to write some fun little apps for it and spent some time this week looking at the development docs. I plan on getting into the sample code and building something simple this weekend. Maybe a little text or trivia game.
  • Finish the longer blog post I started over a month ago. I started a new job about 2 months. It was kind of a big deal for me, but it has been complicated, also. I’ve been trying to figure out how best to write about it. I’m saying now that I’ll figure that out by Sunday night.
  • Read some comic books. I have a stack of books from my pull list that seem to keep growing. Most of my favorites lately are Image titles (Saga, Lazarus, Zero). I’ve been enjoying all the Marvel Secret Wars titles I am pulling. Looking forward to reading the first two issues of Fight Club 2 from Dark Horse as well.
  • Drink some new beers. I picked up a few new things at the beer store today: Stillwater Stateside Saison, Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker and Anchor Brotherhood Steam. Haven’t picked up any new beers in quite a while, what a better weekend to do so?

Chris Bryant / July 3, 2015 / beer, comic books, hobbies, programming, updates, writing