(and what currently takes my time as of the moment)
One weekend of October, just weeks after I disband Deremoe, I took a look at my projects on Github. One of them, which is first part of Deremoe’s Github profile, is this thing called “anicredits.”
I made this as a tool for myself in many instances where I get a piece of attributing text that accompanies an image — say, a picture of Hibiki Tachibana, which should be accompanied by the text “©2015 Project SYMPHOGEAR.” I was really thinking of using this tool but I was simply pasting text into a Markdown file for reference. It didn’t made its way to its usefulness at that time though.
Now that Deremoe’s disbanded for good, I decided that this will take my time for now. Two days after I set up the repository on my personal Github, I took a sample code that I “did” (by did, I mean copy-pasting examples from various places) which should simplify the previous project/service EventsChart (oh God, I miss that) and then laid the framework in place. The data that I got from two years ago didn’t went into waste as I was able to use it again — It took me two hours or so to convert the Markdown into JSON.
By reusing old code, I was able to push the data into a much usable tool than the one I dreamed of. Then I showed it to my friends on Facebook, which gave me suggestions on how to improve it. One suggestion is to sort out the titles alphabetically, in which I learned that I can easily do that by adding a few letters in the code. Another one is to include the links of the officially websites, in which I am including in the next commit.
This is also the second instance where I use Git’s tagging function to know if this is version 1.x.x or something like that, as I’m always content on pulling, pushing, and committing through shorthand.
I did anicredits as a way to help fellow writers to give credit where credit is due. Now that anicredits is up online — at jay.is-super.moe/anicredits — I would like to give you a look on how it’s done:
- The page loads completely.
- You searched for a title available in the database.
- You see the result and copy the text indicated in the field.
- Paste it in places where appropriate.
This tool aims to save time and effort giving credit where credit is due. By any moment you searched for a title and it did not pop up in the list of results, use the other known title associated to it; if it still doesn’t work, it means that it’s not yet in the database, and you can:
- Tweet me on Twitter (@jayagonoy), or
- File an issue on the repository’s Github (https://github.com/assortex/anicredits/issues).
The more details you have, the more easier it will get to the database.
From just a side-project that is left out in the shadows, here I am, investing a short amount of time on improving it and making it a tool. I hope all of you find this useful.
I am also showcasing a tool that I did with my classmates in college — LIA, an ordinance map which shows the places where there an ordinance is made effective. I might write a backstory for that as well, but for now, let me merge my commits.