Where I’ve Been

Here is a Google Map that I made showing all the cities I have visited… well, all the cities I can remember visiting.

I have much world traveling to do. I see lots of open space in South America, Africa and Asia. Time to book another adventure…  #seetheworld

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Another year of code…

I wrote some code this year, but a lot less than any previous year. I started off in it for the first quarter which as the year went on became less and less.

I spent most of my year putting in new Engineering and Product design processes at SoapBox.

This year, I want to get back to the basics. Pushing code and shipping platform features faster. #headdown #dextermode

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Jan 11 2015 to Jan 11 2016

Space Rocks 2.0 Launched!

In 2010, I launched an iPhone game called “Falling Space Rocks”. It was a fun project that I used to learn Objective C and go through the process of launching an iPhone app. A year later, I lost the source code and could no longer update the app.

I recently found some of the game assets, and decided to re-launch the game with some new improvements using newer technology including Game Centre. Space Rocks 2.0 is free to download. It is available world-wide. Multi-language support coming soon.

Learn more about Space Rocks and check out the screenshots below.


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A year of code

I thought I’d do a bit of reflection and post a graph of my code commits over the last year at SoapBox.

I started 2013 in Africa with a Free the Children volunteer trip to Kenya. It was an amazing experience and really gave me a new perspective on life, especially life in the first world. So I didn’t push a line of code until January 9th.

The first quarter of the year at SoapBox, were heads down, wired in, pushing out a massive new section of SoapBox related to decision support. Then we moved right into building more social integrations (SharePoint and Yammer), building out the first version of our challenge mode, and configuring the application to work in a load balanced environment.

From Jan to August, I found myself working very hard in the business, and not so much on the business, due to the amount of work that had to get done.  You can clearly see a break moving into September, when my responsibilities shifted into HR, Product Management, and Product Visioning for the next version of our platform.  Moving into November/December of 2013, you can see my code commits drop to near zeros as I began to focus completely on roadmapping for the 2014 version of our products.

2013 was a great year at SoapBox, we pushed a lot of features, refined our development and deployment processes, strengthened our systems with a new load balanced environment and hired out more developers on the team.

I am extremely excited for 2014, we have a lot planned for the year, and I cannot wait for you all to see the amazing stuff we are working on.

Graham McCarthy GitHub



wp-svbtle updates

I have had a few requests to share the personalizations I made to the  wp-svbtle wordpress theme. Well here they are!  I probably won’t commit them back to the main branch I forked from, but you are welcome to use them.  You can grab the theme from my github.

The customizations

Added 2 theme admin options to the wp-subtle theme management:

  • Ability to remove the default Logo
  • A profile image link

Adjusted some css styles:

  • removed the borders around the nav links
  • removed 20px of padding from the header that displays the date.

Removed the word ‘Kudos’ from the right circles.

  • I liked the functionality, but didn’t like the clutter of the words.

Special thanks to @gravityonmars for creating such an awesome wordpress template.