Author Archives: Liv

The Olympics versus Accountability

Routines are great. Sure, they can be difficult to get up and running, but once you have one, things don’t feel quite right when you miss part of it. For the last many months I have been going to the … Continue reading

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Push It Real Good – Version Control in Real Life

Several weeks ago, Chris gave Ada and I a mini-workshop on “version control.” Wondering what that is? (I certainly was, at the time) In non-programmer’s terms, version control describes how, when several people are working on the same code, they … Continue reading

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What Would Goal Buddy Say – Part II

I have been mastering small (and some medium-sized) goals, like working out every other day, purchasing a study manual for the APCAT (the written entrance exam for EPS), volunteering twice weekly at the John Howard Society, and driving around with … Continue reading

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What Would Goal Buddy Say?

Support can make or break a goal. When we circulated a survey several months ago, asking the general public how (and if) they would use an app to help them achieve a goal, a large number of respondents indicated that … Continue reading

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The Scary Sun and Other Things

  I spent the better part of last Sunday doodling on an ancient version of Photoshop (ver. 5.5, but I’m dating myself), working on the welcome screen for our Goal Buddy App. I laboured over rolling green hills (going to … Continue reading

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Goals – One Bite at a Time

We have been in the “goals” mindset at SMP for a quite a few months now, as you’ve doubtless noticed. We (and by “we” I mean “Chris”) spend most of our time on the programming end of things, but also … Continue reading

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Stats tell you a lot…or do they?

I vividly remember my stats professor, back when I took my undergrad degree. He had a nearly unintelligible Croatian accent, barely spoke above a whisper, and liked to write on the overhead with squiggly scribbles as he spoke/whispered. In short, … Continue reading

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How Goal Buddy Got Its Name

We are working away on “Goal Buddy,” our goal app (also known as “your little goal-achieving friend). I’ve noticed that the most popular apps have short and catchy names (which are certainly more effective and memorable than something like thesuperbestappeverthathelpsyoubeyourverysuperbestself). … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Saturday Morning Productions!

It’s almost time to put the Christmas decorations away, take down the lights, and finish digesting that turkey we’ve all been working on. We hope you’ve all had wonderful holidays surrounded by those you love as well. We’ve been working … Continue reading

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We are working on an app!

I was a little late to jump on the smart phone bandwagon. I resisted for years, scoffing inwardly at those who wove their way through society, heads down, engrossed in their imaginary worlds of bright screens and black plastic cases. … Continue reading

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