Welcome back fellow RC'rs, observers, content bots, and dossier compiling government agents! Wordiness is not one of my strong suits, so I'll just cut to the chase.

The plan for this challenge is to:
  • Finally get around to restoring some computer cases with Retr0Bright.
  • Write a stand-alone beer brewing recipe program.

I brew my own beer at home, so I have books, and a nice little Excel spreadsheet with forumlae and calculations for concocting the perfect batch of beer. While the spreadsheet works perfectly fine, it's just not that interesting. So, the goals are as follows:

  • Have a menu for looking up a basic recipe for each style (so I know where to start).
  • Have fields I can enter numbers into.
  • Have the program calculate the quantities of materials needed.
  • Be able to print off the recipe for easy usage during brewing.
  • Keep a record of beers brewed with updatable fields for notes and tasting results.
  • Have a nifty boot screen (time depending).
  • Drink some home brewed beer.

My target machine is the Apple IIe, and I will write it in BASIC. I plan to use the IIe as the develpment machine, if I can find a place the wife deems acceptible to set it up.

I've got a lot on my plate this month but I think this is pretty attainable for the time I will have (particularly that last goal!).

July 08, 2011 - GETTING STARTED
July 09, 2011 - BACK TO BASIC
July 11, 2011 - NEW SUBROUTINE
July 21, 2011 - STILL GOING!