K.I.S.S. vs K.I.S.S.

You may know K.I.S.S as Keep It Simple, Stupid, but when I’m starting a project, I know that it really means Katy Is Super Sizing.

I have two weeks and a smidge left in coding bootcamp, and what that translates to is two weeks to develop an app that shows off what I have learned. I’ve not stopped sweating. Does this count as exercise?

In typical Katy fashion, I’ve created a monster in 24 hours. But I know me. I know that I super size, so I let it happen, and then I pare it down. It’s how I pack:

  • Create a list
  • Start following the list
  • Abandon the list because I know better
  • Pack everything in my house
  • Unpack ¾ of what I did
  • Feel smug about a nearly empty suitcase

I can’t keep it simple from the start, but I can snip it simple after super sizing. I think I just like to build and pare. Oh, and I love playing with Balsamiq and Trello. I could be happier only if I could also make a diorama out of Play-Doh.

Critter Sitter (needs a new name, I know) will be an app that connects people to be pet sitting partners. A sort of scratch-mine-scratch-yours app. The idea came to me when I was planning my next pet sitting swap. A year ago, a woman contacted the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas to ask them if they knew of anyone in Austin who’d be willing to swap hound sitting duties. We have since become friends, our pets have playdates, and when either one of us plans a trip, we do not have to worry about budgeting for a petsitting service or a boarding kennel. Winner winner kibble dinner.

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