Just letting our followers, and those seeing us for the first time, know that we haven’t forgotten about our blog. Due to several of life’s changes we haven’t been able to make any updates. Cat is in Florida for family emergency and my work has gone into inventory season. After two weeks I’ll be back to a normal schedule, however Cat’s return is still not set. We haven’t been around for long, but we greatly appreciate those who will stick around.
As for the reason this is in the code monkey section, I’ve started a new side project. After fiddling with spreadsheets Cat and I decided that creating a dedicated budget program would suit our needs and be much easier to maintain. Thus the Budgetizer was born. A rather lame name I know, but it will most likely be changed.
It will be a simple interface showing a standard week or month layout with a custom length of time also available to be shown. With the date field being required, the rest is fully custom. For our needs we’ll set it up with a category for items, most likely drinks and food, which will have subtotals attached. There will also be an entry for the place that the items were purchased. Each day will be summed up and displayed for the amount of time desired.
Of course this is just a preliminary description of the program. More in depth information will come with progress posts and of course when it is finally finished. Currently I’m leaning towards releasing the program and the source code on sourceforge.com to be used for it’s designed purpose or even as a learning tool. Any questions about the project or release methods may be submitted in the comments for this post.