A Chance to Work and Welcome to the Journey
Unfortunately, I had a mishap that allowed me to take some time off of work. Rather than sit on my butt and feel sorry for myself, I decided it would be a good time to try and get this site off the ground like it deserves. So, I decided to go ahead and get a development blog going because I knew that would not only allow me to track this crazy endeavor and talk a bit about it but it would keep the drive going to develop this thing and make it as successful as it deserves.
That said, allow me to say:
“Hello there! Welcome to the journey of getting Smokereports.com ready for the big times. I hope you enjoy the show.”
Now then, let’s get to it. I’ve had this site for 3 years now and haven’t done much but give it a slight redesign and a tinkering since it’s initial months of research to bring the database together. I started getting a few thousand hits a month, then a couple hundred thousand and now I’m getting closer to 1 million hits in a month with each month that passes. Something’s telling me I’m on to something…
There are a few things that I need to get in place before I will feel comfortable sending out invites to the various cannabis powers that be to see what kinds of reactions I can get for this thing. I decided to break it down into the 10 things I want most so that’ll give me 10 blog posts and 10 things I get to finish. Usually for lists I enjoy Remember the Milk, but this blog should be just as fun.
- Better genetics handling
- Easier smoke reports
- Genetics trees
- Country mappings
- Data vis
- Mobile App
- Make it known
I’ve already begun on the better genetics handling and will write about the details tomorrow. Expect some snippets of code and brain dumps as I get all of the genetics remapped into a usable format. Much of the list has been brainstormed or mapped out or in some cases already started.
This will be a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy watching this come together as much as I will.