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September 2022 Status Update

Sep 6, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
It’s the first Tuesday of every month, meaning your latest starbeam.one status update is here. Let’s begin! Finishing Tasks The past few weeks have been really focused on the Administration Application, which can be viewed as a CMS application around the entire starbeam.one system. I wanted a way to quickly jump through all the different entities of the system and I am pleased to say that I finally have a first version that I am happy with using. Continue reading

July 2022 Status Update

Jul 5, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business life etc
It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means! It’s time for your starbeam.one monthly update. It Be Awkward There’s an expression that I learned from Jim Caldwell, a former Detroit Lions coach (and still my favorite after Jim Schwartz). He used an expression that, turns out, is also used in the military: get comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s sort of where I am at with the present moment. Continue reading

June 2022 Status Update

Jun 7, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Introducing the Friends & Family Alpha Today, I am pleased to announce the Friends & Family Alpha available for use at alpha.starbeam.one. What is It? The friends and family alpha is pretty much the same product and release as the alpha preview released back in February but with the addition of commerce providers, which allows real “live” money for use within the system. We now feature the following commerce providers for purchasing Flares, starbeam. Continue reading

May 2022 Status Update

May 3, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Welcome! Hello out there and welcome to your monthly starbeam.one update, which occurs on the first Tuesday of every month. Things Are Better Now Last month featured all sorts of problems, which I am glad to say most if not all have been resolved. Rather than a raging inferno, the landscape is more of a (manageable 😁) smoldering mess. I have attended to most of the pressing concerns and have moved onto building features again. Continue reading

April 2022 Status Update

Apr 5, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 4 min read
Why hello there! It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for your next installment of starbeam.one monthly status updates. Everything is on Fire… Sometimes the expression “on fire” can be a good thing. Most of the times it is not. Currently, the state of this project is in the latter, unfortunately. Every day seems like a new challenge or something else breaking. I am currently attending to each one as the only person on this project at the moment and making due with the resources and limitations presented to me. Continue reading

February 2022 Status Update

Jan 29, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 5 min read
Categories: business technology life etc
Welcome to the next installment of monthly starbeam.one updates. Playground Alpha Deployed to Azure In the last status update, I mentioned that my focus for January was getting the Playground Alpha deployed to Azure. I am pleased to announce that this was accomplished after much configuration and trial+error (and much more error!). The Playground Alpha is deployed to Azure, and I have been totally blown away by how relatively easy it was to do so, despite all the challenges and errors. Continue reading

January 2022 Status Update

Jan 3, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business etc
Well well… Happy New Year out there and hope everyone is doing well as they read this, considering the current circumstances and environment we find ourselves in this otherwise promising new year. Let’s get on with the latest update here… Playground Alpha Feature Complete To start, I am pleased to announce that the playground alpha is feature complete and ready for deployment. What that means is that the Playground Alpha, slated for availability next month, will allow you to use all the features of starbeam. Continue reading

October 2021 Status Update

Oct 8, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: technology etc
Goodness, has it been two months already? I have been in a total coding slog since the last checkin, having to battle two coding fronts that address technical debt concerns: Identity System (95% complete) Entity Framework Data Access Refactor (65% complete) The Entity Framework story is a bit further along than it suggests. Part of the issue is that currently all worker processes run in session scope, which makes sense. Continue reading

August 2021 Status Update

Aug 21, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: technology etc
Well I am still kicking and coding here. I wanted to take a breath here and check in with progress. Not that there is much of any. 😅😭 While I have been plugging some insane hours lately, I have recently been ambushed by the identity system. It was basically like writing a whole new application. What I have built, however, is pretty neat and I am happy with it. Unfortunately, it has pushed my schedule out further, however, so I am trying to deal with the anxiety that goes along with it. Continue reading

July 2021 Status Update

Jul 7, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business technology life etc
Well it’s July, and as mentioned last time, it’s time to take a break. Except… I don’t want to take a break. 😅😭 I think I mentioned that I am working on the identity system. Indeed, I have taken a wrecking ball to this sucker and it is now officially wrecked. I’ve been picking up the pieces and putting them back together, but it’s been taking WAY longer than expected. Continue reading
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