I’m Tres and I make digital tools for magicians.
Just a very quick announcement that, in an effort to make better use of Discord, and to generally be available to folks that want to chat, I will be in the Hall of Doors Discord server every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 18:00-19:00 CEST. As a reminder, you can join the Discord server here.
It’s going to be another fairly quick update, but this time with a bit more detail on why. But first! Houses I’ve got basic house rendering wired up in Urania. Here’s a quick screen shot plus a video. General Update I’m really excited about the progress on Urania. Moving to the Swiss Ephemeris is a huge improvement that allows me to focus on features and presentation, and less on plumbing.
I’m doing this update as a video because I’m a bit crunched for time, and because talking is easier than writing. Apologies for the lack of editing and production quality. Major Announcements Urania now uses the Swiss Ephemeris Ascendant, Midheaven and location lookup are now implemented House rendering and chart rotation are coming soon
One thing I’ve been saying about Urania since the very beginning is that the entire thing is hubris. Now that the beta is just a few hours from closing, and I’ve compiled the feedback, it’s clear I was very correct. I’m not going to go over all of the details here (check out the Discord server if you want some of the inside deets), however, I just wanted to commemerate the end of the beta and the beginning of the push to a final release.
Just a very quick update (text-wise, content wise it’s actually long) with links to a couple of videos I put together this weekend. It’s a two-part dive into magical note taking, as in, taking notes as part of a magical practice. This is something I’ve had on the back-burner for a while and a topic I’m passionate about. Taking good notes is the cornerstone of any magical practice, but also something we don’t talk about in much detail (at least as far as I’ve seen).
I would like to start by acknowledging that the title of this post is in opposition to the hero image above, in much the same way that today’s new moon is in opposition to Saturn. I guess that’s intentional? I mean I’m talking about it, and not changing it, which means it must be intentional, right? Are we not in an environment of strange oppositional dichotomies? Fuck it, I’m just gonna go with it.
While you would have a legitimate complaint about the time it has taken me to get this post out, I feel like I have a good excuse. You see, it turns out that I may have been a WEE bit lax in my initial market research for Prometheus and missed an existing astrology software package of the same name. So I got to spend several weeks rebranding.
I know that an update to Hall of Doors, which doesn’t currently have a large following, will have absolutely no meaningful impact on the struggle for racial equality. It’s also pointless, and self-serving, to talk about the ways in which my husband and I have been trying to help. One thing I think I can do, that maybe helps, is re-share some of the book recommendations that have recently come my way that you might find useful (if you haven’t already read them).
Well, my weekly update streak lasted for a little over two months. Posting an update every week may have been… hm, a bit of hubris on my part. I’m glad I started with that constraint though. It really helped get the ball rolling and to build up some momentum. I’m moving to an update cadence a bit more aligned with the natural rhythm of what is happening in my life.
OMG YOU ARE A DAY LATE! Yes yes, well simmer down there partner. Yesterday was a holiday, you know, the 1st of May? Does that sound like an excuse? Well, it is. You’re welcome. Not a ton to update on Prometheus this week, partly due to the aforementioned excuse, and partly due to some other things in the queue that needed clearing out. However, I did implement animations for highlighting and selection, which drastically improves the feel of the app.