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I AM STILL ALIVE

8th March 2022

I AM STILL ALIVE

Hello! I wanted to give some sort of update because life and depression mostly took over towards the end of last year and I’ve not made SoSa a priority. A bunch of stuff has still happened on SoSa, new designs, been working on architecture and code but because I’m still in a weird...

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Squid James

18th October 2021

Squid James

Hi, it’s me James again 🙂 A lot has happened since the last blog update so this is a bit of a long one, buckle up, grab you popcorn and I hope you enjoy the read James x Privacy The main focus at the moment for SoSa is getting the Privacy setting’s in place. I ...

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Demolition Man

19th July 2021

Demolition Man

Hi hi! I thought you’d all like an update!  Before we get started I just wanted to say a little thank you to everyone who sends me lovely messages and engages with these posts, i’m mostly doing them to keep myself accountable but it’s nice knowing i’m not just talking into the void and...

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Guess who’s back, Back again!

14th June 2021

Guess who’s back, Back again!

Hi. Have you missed me? The last update, I was exhausted, stressed and trying to buy my first home. So of course it was the perfect time to start doing 70 hour weeks for work! Well, that’s all over now. No more overtime, I had a week off to get my head straight and I ...

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I Couldn’t Think Of a Title

25th April 2021

I Couldn’t Think Of a Title

Hello everyone, it’s been a while since i’ve given you an update so I wanted to give you one 🙂 At the moment I can’t seem to catch my breath with my free time and the last month has been as manic as always.  If it weren’t for a lack of motivation, my Grandad passed ...

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Sprint 28 – a New Hope

15th March 2021

Sprint 28 – a New Hope

Boy, do I have a story to tell. I started this sprint with best intentions, i thought “Hey James, why don’t we get a release out and build it using App Center” boy… was that a mistake! For those not in the know, app center is a platform run by Microsoft and it allows you ...

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Sprint 27 – Vogue, Strike a Pose

1st March 2021

Sprint 27 – Vogue, Strike a Pose

Hello girls, boys and cabbages!  How are you?  I’ve had a great two weeks working on SoSa, it’s been very productive! and not only have I finally finished the refactor Saga i’ve actually managed to build some features! Happy 7th Birthday!

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Sprint 26 – The best laid schemes of mice and men

15th February 2021

Sprint 26 – The best laid schemes of mice and men

Hello everyone!  This update is going to be more technical than usual, I set out with the plan to finish last weeks clean up, then start working on profiles but ended up going down a buggy rabbit hole.

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Sprint 25 – I am SoSa and don’t call me Shirley

31st January 2021

Sprint 25 – I am SoSa and don’t call me Shirley

Oh hai! wow it’s been forever hasn’t it? But guess what! it’s update time again so i hope you’re ready to read me talk utter nonsense for 5 minutes. Firstly, thank you for IamSprots for becoming our latest Patreon! If you would like to support what I’m building and get some an inside look...

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A SoSa Retrospective

23rd December 2020

A SoSa Retrospective

Hello, is it me you’re looking for? I thought it’d be nice to take a step back this sprint and do a bit of a retrospective of the last year, see how far we’ve come help give me perspective for the new year! Before we start looking into how far SoSa has come this ...

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Sprint 23 – Sausage Smuggler

6th December 2020

Sprint 23 – Sausage Smuggler

Hello hello!  I’ve been thinking about you, I hope you’ve been thinking about me too! You can ignore the title, I couldn’t actually think of one and this jumped out at me as being the most appropriate. It’s been another great sprint with lots of changes and great progress! Because...

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Alpha Release 1.1.1

6th December 2020

Alpha Release 1.1.1

I’d like to welcome Kira to the Alpha team!, I’m starting to add more people to Alpha to help smash out those bugs! If you’d like to get involved just let me know 🙂 As before, a lot of work has been done for this release during this sprint so i’ll share what the Alpha ...

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Sprint 22 – You Look Cute Today

23rd November 2020

Sprint 22 – You Look Cute Today

Good morning boys, girls and amorphous blobs.  How are you? You look cute today. I’m writing this at 4am, because apparently I can’t sleep, so bear with me. I think i’m considerably funnier than I am at the best of times – much less at 4am. This sprint has gone really well, I’m...

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Alpha Release 1.1.0

23rd November 2020

Alpha Release 1.1.0

Here’s a video to check out the app and all these changes in real time 🙂 Firstly! Welcome Jelle and Peter to the Alpha team! That’s right ladies and gentlefolk! we’ve moved up a whole minor version! Only 9 more to go… Meetups In the last few updates we saw the meetups interface in...

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Sprint 21 – We’re back!

10th November 2020

Sprint 21 – We’re back!

Hey! you probably didn’t think it’d been a month since I last updated did you? It’s been a month since my last update and 6 weeks since my last Alpha release! Before I share what happened, I want to say thank you to everyone for their kind messages of support over the last month, as ...

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Alpha Release 1.0.9

10th November 2020

Alpha Release 1.0.9

Here’s a video to check out the app and all these changes in real time 🙂 Uploads / Embeds – First version In chat, you can now upload an image and share it with chat, this works using amazon S3 and chat will now embed the image as well. The interface is a little ...

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Sprint 20 – Let’s get Nerdy

12th October 2020

Sprint 20 – Let’s get Nerdy

Hello fellow person or person/s Another two weeks have passed and work has still been kicking my ass, the good news is that we’ve managed to move our deadlines to something more manageable and get more resources in at short notice so now I get to work on SoSa in my free time again! I ...

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Game night - Minecraft Build Competition

12th October 2020

Game night - Minecraft Build Competition

Sunday 1st November 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET Last one was so much fun and you built some incredible builds so we thought we’d do another one, but this time for Halloween! Alright, it’ll be a day late – but fuck it! it’ll...

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Sprint 19 – Slowly fast

27th September 2020

Sprint 19 – Slowly fast

Hey! how’re you? My full time job is chaotic at the moment, so whilst I have worked on SoSa this sprint, i’ve not had nearly as much time as I would have liked and decided against doing a release this sprint just to make sure i’m delivering something of value! I’ve still make great progress...

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Game night - Golf with your friends

27th September 2020

Game night - Golf with your friends

Sunday 18th October 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET It’s been months since we played golf with friends so I thought it would be a nice change! Don’t have it? Don’t worry! ...

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Sprint 18 – We’re on fire!

14th September 2020

Sprint 18 – We’re on fire!

It’s been another two weeks since your last update and aside from being crashed into at the start of the sprint it’s been a great two weeks! Lot’s done! another release out in the wild and ready to start a new sprint! This happened So this person responded to two emails, one from 2015 and ...

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Alpha Release 1.0.8

14th September 2020

Alpha Release 1.0.8

I’ve started making videos each release, I might get fancier with them next update but for now I thought I’d keep it simple – the write up below gives much more information! Welcome Screen This one’s been a long time coming, when you sign up to SoSa, it’s important you get a...

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Game night - Witch It

14th September 2020

Game night - Witch It

Sunday 4th October 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET It’s time once again for Boob and belly physics and we delve into the world of WitchIt! The game recently had an update and we had so much fun...

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Sprint 17 – Coffee’s back on the menu!

1st September 2020

Sprint 17 – Coffee’s back on the menu!

Gather round! gather round! Girls! Boys! Troglodytes! Every one lean in close, we have another important set of updates for you. This one is a bit later than usually because in the UK we had what we call a “Bank Holiday” and what this basically means is everyone who works for the bank goes on...

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Alpha Release 1.0.7

1st September 2020

Alpha Release 1.0.7

Here’s the line up for Alpha Release 1.0.7! We’re picking up a bit more speed again now and I hope each release will show case more and more features 🙂 Google Login! Last of the logins, this one was a bit more complicated because we don’t get a username from Google! For now,...

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Game night - Worms W.M.D

1st September 2020

Game night - Worms W.M.D

Sunday 20th September 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET Thought we’d go for a bit of a classic this time with Worms W.M.D, it’s also free at the moment if you have Xbox game pass! ...

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Sprint 16 – Warm Up

16th August 2020

Sprint 16 – Warm Up

Well well well, look who it is! That’s right… it’s you! You beautiful bastard! How are you? Oh! you want me to tell you about SoSa? Well why didn’t you say so! You may remember my last update was a little melodramatic, well don’t worry I feel much better this sprint, I have managed to...

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Alpha Release 1.0.6

16th August 2020

Alpha Release 1.0.6

After a short break, i’m back to creating releases every sprint, this first one is a little small but we’ll pick up momentum with each sprint again 🙂 New Stuff Facebook Login Alpha team should now be able to login to the app with Facebook, to avoid privacy issues we’re not...

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Game night - Among Us

16th August 2020

Game night - Among Us

Sunday 6th September 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET Work together as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone! ...

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Sprint 15 – Wearing My Heart On My Sleeve

2nd August 2020

Sprint 15 – Wearing My Heart On My Sleeve

The funny thing about the startup world is that we only ever see the success stories, the plucky entrepreneurs that save the day by creating some world changing software, or that appear one day with an amazing, addictive game that everyone wants to play. It’s rare people talk about the failures,...

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Game night - Teeworlds

2nd August 2020

Game night - Teeworlds

Sunday 23rd August 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET Play together with your friends and have a fun time! In Teeworlds you can play in three gamemodes (Deathmatch, Team-Deathmatch and Capture The Flag) and tons more of...

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Sprint 14 – Just James Things

20th July 2020

Sprint 14 – Just James Things

So today is the last day of my fortnight off and It’s been an interesting two weeks. I’ve played a lot of games, saw some friends, did my full time job and started to exercise again. I figured i’d do a mix of an update and how i’ve spent my 2 weeks this update. Let’s ...

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Alpha Release 1.0.5

20th July 2020

Alpha Release 1.0.5

This is a smaller release, I spent a lot of time refactoring and cleaning up the code to support some new features so not a huge amount of changes but still some!  A lot of this was done during the previous sprint to make sure i had something to release this sprint. Character Restrictions Ok...

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Sprint 13 – I Need a Break

5th July 2020

Sprint 13 – I Need a Break

It’s not me, it’s you… just joking! OR AM I? At the start of the last sprint, I was starting to feel burnout on the horizon, so to keep momentum I did one big push the last two weeks and got two lots of “releases” ready, one for this update and one for the next. ...

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Alpha Release 1.0.4

5th July 2020

Alpha Release 1.0.4

New Features Tagging Have you ever been in a chat room full of bots all creatively named and thought to yourself “How do I tag Bot10”? Well, if you’ve followed previous releases, you would know you could press their face. Or, even press them in the user list but sometimes – that’s a...

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Sprint 12 – No Rest For The Wicked

21st June 2020

Sprint 12 – No Rest For The Wicked

Another awesome sprint! so much has changed, it’s hard to keep up! Before we get started, a reminder that this Sunday (28th June) we’re playing Among Us for game night You can get a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sosa-plays-among-us-tickets-108609297332?ref=estw Game Night Video A...

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Alpha Release 1.0.3

21st June 2020

Alpha Release 1.0.3

Because releases are now getting bigger and more frequent, it’s getting a bit confusing having a single article that contains everything so it’s time to separate out the posts. This one will be for release changes and there will be a normal one for the other work i’ve done during...

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Sprint 11 – Motion In The Ocean

7th June 2020

Sprint 11 – Motion In The Ocean

Wow! What a sprint! Genuinely one of my most productive in the last few months, I’ve gotten so much done that I’m not at the point I feel I can start blogging a mix between what’s been released and what i’m working on. Before I get started with this week’s update, I wanted to do...

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Sprint 10 – Refinement

25th May 2020

Sprint 10 – Refinement

I have literally no idea where the last two weeks have gone. If it weren’t for Jira, I honestly wouldn’t know I’d achieved so much this sprint!  Everything is blending into a single, really long, coffee fueled day and it’s weird. Stop it.

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Sprint 9 – Now In Technicolor

11th May 2020

Sprint 9 – Now In Technicolor

Hello girls and boys! It’s me! yo friendly neighbourhood James! We’re going to do things a little differently this update. It felt a bit weird that everyone on the BETA were getting the updates a week after I share it everywhere else on Social media. So starting this week, beta’s come...

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Sprint 8 – Adventure Time!

26th April 2020

Sprint 8 – Adventure Time!

Hello, it’s me again! James!  You’re probably wondering what i’ve been working on the last two weeks. Well take my hand and we will delve into a world of imagination! But just before we dive in – here are the articles covering the journey so far! Right! up to date? let’s go!...

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Sprint 7 – Corona Stole My Title

13th April 2020

Sprint 7 – Corona Stole My Title

Thank you to everyone who sent me well wishes after my last update. Thankfully I feel much better now, I’m sleeping and the headaches have gone 🙂 which means I managed to get a fair amount done this sprint! 🥳 If you’re reading this, I’d love to hear from you! Let me know how...

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Sprint 6 – That’s a Weird Looking Patronus

29th March 2020

Sprint 6 – That’s a Weird Looking Patronus

Ok… so I should preface this with a few caveats… I wasn’t expecting a global pandemic to completely change the way we have to work overnightI haven’t slept very well at all for the last 2 weeks leaving me only just enough brain power to do my day job properlyI definitely underestimated how...

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This Is Not the Sprint You’re Looking For

15th March 2020

This Is Not the Sprint You’re Looking For

This sprint hasn’t really been a sprint, more of a really long refinement and retrospective. When I  came back from Prague, Corona was starting to get more media attention with speculation of a recession so I decided it was time to start looking for work.  I spent some time getting my...

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Sprint 5 – Robot Uprising

4th March 2020

Sprint 5 – Robot Uprising

First things first! We’re in the Alpha stores! 🥳🥳 Exciting right? But what does that actually mean? So right now, the original Council team can install the app on their phones and break it to their heart’s content.

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Sprint 4 – Now We’re Cooking With Gas!

16th February 2020

Sprint 4 – Now We’re Cooking With Gas!

Well well well, look who we have here! I’ve been thinking about you… yes you… don’t be coy!I want to tell you about my last two weeks, would that be ok? Great! Previously on my descent into madness: Last sprint I spoke to a bunch of members, got auto deployment working and got very ...

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Sprint 3 – Cooking with matches!

3rd February 2020

Sprint 3 – Cooking with matches!

This sprint has been a little… fucky.  The winter has hit my mood hard and I struggled for the first week to focus. Stepping away, sleeping, working out – none of it worked. So it’s been a bit of a struggle. I almost booked a trip to the canaries just to get some of that ...

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Sprint 2 – Nerd Ramble

22nd January 2020

Sprint 2 – Nerd Ramble

This is a technical post going into depth about the work i’ve done in the last sprint, if you’re looking for my general update you can check it out: here  If you’re not up to date and you’ve stumbled on this post through my shit posting everywhere You can see the previous posts: Tech...

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Sprint 2 – The ummm Foundations?

20th January 2020

Sprint 2 – The ummm Foundations?

Oh hey! Quick recap Hi I’m James! I’m a 34, slightly belligerent and from the UK.  Between January 2020 – April 2020, I’m building a social network!  Why? Because it’s fucking hard to make new friends and socialise as you get older and I think the world needs a platform that...

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Sprint 1 – The Foundations

6th January 2020

Sprint 1 – The Foundations

Sprint 1 If you’re an entrepreneur you’ll probably be in a similar boat to me. Trying to do a million jobs on a tiny budget.  Great for your startup, not so much for fortnightly updates! So I’ll try to keep these posts structured and a little ridiculous. There will be a combination...

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Precursor

4th January 2020

Precursor

Hi! If you’re reading this, you probably already know – I’m James AKA TheBritishAreComing. There’s a few things you need to know about me: I’m a tech agnostic developer, with about 15 years commercially.Although British, I’m awful at English! (poor grammar get out of free...

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We’re going Open Source… ish

25th December 2019

We’re going Open Source… ish

Ever since I began SoSa back in 2014, I wanted to find a way to make it open source! Lack of time, resources and a bunch of clone sites popping up meant I didn’t ever get around to making the source code available on Github. Well, that’s about to change! With the relaunch of ...

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Good Night SoSa

3rd September 2018

Good Night SoSa

Hi, I know this would have come to you as a shock, i’m sorry for that this isn’t how I wanted SoSa to end. Let me explain When I started SoSa, I wanted to help the imgur community connect, it was a bit of fun and I thought after it launched it would only last ...

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SoSa Plays | Golf With Your Friends Long Play Again!

5th April 2018

SoSa Plays | Golf With Your Friends Long Play Again!

Hey guys, After a pretty wild and hilarious Easter prank, we have decided to release another long play video from our Golf With Your Friends meetup. I repeat this is not a prank. Yet another Golf With Your Friends post you say? Well yes, after all we are all friends here are we not? Click ...

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Introducing – SoSa Dating

1st April 2018

Introducing – SoSa Dating

You read the title correctly. After 4 long years of you begging and tormenting me, I have finally caved and made SoSa a dating site. But this of course isn’t any normal dating site. OH NO! this is a dating site made for a community that hasn’t dated for 4 years, a community that is ...

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SoSa Plays – OpenRA Red Alert Long Play Part 2

29th March 2018

SoSa Plays – OpenRA Red Alert Long Play Part 2

Hi friends and welcome to another SoSa gaming blog post. This week we are gracing you with the second long play part from our OpenRA Red Alert meetup. Over two hours of barely edited footage for you to enjoy. Click here to watch the video. The group seems to have really improved their building ...

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SoSa Plays – Teeworlds Long Play

22nd March 2018

SoSa Plays – Teeworlds Long Play

Hi guys, and welcome to another week and another gaming blog. This week we are gracing you with the long play video of our Teeworlds meetup. Click here to watch the video. What is Teeworlds you ask? Teeworlds is an adorable little fast paced shooter arcade game where tee balls try to murder each...

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SoSa Plays – Murder Long play

8th March 2018

SoSa Plays – Murder Long play

Ohh yeah, you have been waiting for this video. That is right, just before Christmas we played Murder, and it was one of our most fun meetups. Murder is one of the many mods that Garry’s Mod has to offer, and one of our favourites to play together. (Trouble in Terrorist Town being a very ...

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SoSa Plays – Golf With Your Friends Part 3

1st March 2018

SoSa Plays – Golf With Your Friends Part 3

Hey SoSarians, welcome to yet another Golf With Your Friends meetup video. There can never be enough golf videos. Just putting it out there. Click here to watch the video. As a community, everyone always asks us about the next time we will be playing Golf with your Friends and the videos are always...

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Happy 4th Birthday!

27th February 2018

Happy 4th Birthday!

Wow. Just wow, we’ve made it another year, and what a year that was!  As a business we’ve seen a lot of changes over the last year, we started the with a small army of developers and mods but ended the year with just Umbrena and I, No more Tinychat and all but 3 chat ...

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SoSa Plays – OpenRA Red Alert Longplay

15th February 2018

SoSa Plays – OpenRA Red Alert Longplay

Hi SoSa friends and welcome to another gaming video! This week we are showing you the footage of our OpenRA video and specifically we are playing Red Alert.  This is the first part of the video, stay tuned for the second part coming in the following weeks. Click here to watch the video. OpenRA ...

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SoSa Plays – Jackbox Party Pack

9th February 2018

SoSa Plays – Jackbox Party Pack

Hi SoSa members and welcome to our Jackbox Party Pack meetup blog/video, Check out the video on YouTube by clicking here. This was the first time we played Jackbox Party Pack and it was actually a really cool, engaging and fun game. Jackbox Party Packs have multiple games that our whole site can...

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SoSa Plays – Golf With Your Friends Longplay Part 2

2nd February 2018

SoSa Plays – Golf With Your Friends Longplay Part 2

Hi guys and welcome back to the second part of our “Golf With Your Friends” meetup. Click here to check out the video. You know you want to. Ohhh, yeah. And if you have not already, please subscribe to our YouTube channel as we post weekly game meetup videos now. So to begin the ...

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SoSa Plays – Tabletop Simulator Long Play

25th January 2018

SoSa Plays – Tabletop Simulator Long Play

Hello SoSa friends and welcome to another gaming meetup video! Today we will be showing you the long play video of our Tabletop Simulator meetup. We played Tabletop Simulator as well last Sunday, so it would only be fitting to show you the video you have been waiting for (only since this summer!...

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SoSa Plays – Rocket League Part 2 Longplay

18th January 2018

SoSa Plays – Rocket League Part 2 Longplay

Welcome SoSa members to another week of gaming and a brand-new gaming blog! This time we are featuring the second part of our Rocket League meetup. You can click here to view the video. If you have never played Rocket League before and you are curious about reading a little bit about it first, ...

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SoSa Plays – Team Fortress 2 Prop Hunt

12th January 2018

SoSa Plays – Team Fortress 2 Prop Hunt

Hi SoSa friends and welcome to another week of gaming! This is the long play video of our steam Team Fortress 2 Prop Hunt session. Seriously, there was moaning and even an exert on Facebook about it, including the steamy music, if you dare search for it. Click here to see the YouTube video. ...

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Sprint 11 – Motion In The Ocean

7th June 2020

Wow! What a sprint! Genuinely one of my most productive in the last few months, I’ve gotten so much done that I’m not at the point I feel I can start blogging a mix between what’s been released and what i’m working on.

Before I get started with this week’s update, I wanted to do a quick shout out to Sebastian, Rhod, Tom, Samantha, Dan and Jake!

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Among Us

7th June 2020

Next one is Sunday 14th June 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET and we will be Among Us

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Sprint 10 – Refinement

May 25th June 2020

I have literally no idea where the last two weeks have gone. If it weren’t for Jira, I honestly wouldn’t know I’d achieved so much this sprint!

Everything is blending into a single, really long, coffee fueled day and it’s weird. Stop it.

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Game Night - Jackbox Party

May 25th May 2020

Next one is Sunday 14th June 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET and we will be playing Jackbox Party

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Video - Jackbox Party Part 1

24th May 2020

Starting to get into a rhythm with these now! I’ve finished Part 1 of the Jackbox Party 6 video from our game night in February.

This one was a little bit more difficult to make interesting, so please be gentle and of course like and subscribe! 🙂

You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/h6V4p21wjWs on YouTube!

Sprint 9 – Now In Technicolor

11th May 2020

Hello girls and boys! It’s me! yo friendly neighbourhood James!

We’re going to do things a little differently this update. It felt a bit weird that everyone on the BETA were getting the updates a week after I share it everywhere else on Social media.

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Game Night - Team Fortress 2

4th May 2020

Next one is Sunday 17th May 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET and we will be playing Team Fortress 2

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Video - WitchIt Part 1

4th May 2020

Part 1 of our WitchIt game night is now live!

Follow us as delve into a world of wonder and play hide and seek as Hunter and Witch with realistic belly and boob physics!

Enjoy the wonder that are chickens as hunting devices, belly flops that weed out the enemy and @TheSire praising himself constantly.

You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4WPut6kU-w on YouTube!

Sprint 8 – Adventure Time!

26th April 2020

Hello, it’s me again! James!

You’re probably wondering what i’ve been working on the last two weeks. Well take my hand and we will delve into a world of imagination!

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Game Night - Jackbox Party

27th April 2020

Next one is Sunday 3rd May 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET and we will be playing Jackbox Party 3, 4, 5 and 6!

Grab a free ticket on eventbrite to let us know you're coming.

Sprint 7 – Corona Stole My Title

13th April 2020

Thank you to everyone who sent me well wishes after my last update. Thankfully I feel much better now, I’m sleeping and the headaches have gone 🙂 which means I managed to get a fair amount done this sprint! 🥳

If you’re reading this, I’d love to hear from you! Let me know how you’re getting on with the current crisis 😊

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Game Night - Trouble in Terrorist Town

6th April 2020

Next one is Sunday 19th April 1900-2100 BST / 1100-1300 PT / 1400-1600 ET and we'll be playing Trouble In Terrorist Town (Garry's Mod)

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Sprint 6 – That’s a Weird Looking Patronus

29th March 2020

Ok… so I should preface this with a few caveats…

  1. I wasn’t expecting a global pandemic to completely change the way we have to work overnight
  2. I haven’t slept very well at all for the last 2 weeks leaving me only just enough brain power to do my day job properly
  3. I definitely underestimated how much free time I would have.

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This Is Not the Sprint You’re Looking For

15th March 2020

This sprint hasn’t really been a sprint, more of a really long refinement and retrospective.

When I came back from Prague, Corona was starting to get more media attention with speculation of a recession so I decided it was time to start looking for work.

I spent some time getting my CV together and tying up some loose ends, like end of year accounts, paper work, my tax return etc.

Remarkably, I actually secured a contract very quickly and so today as you’re reading this, i’ve already started!

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Game Night - Jackbox Party

9th March 2020

Next one is Sunday 22nd of March, 1900-2100 GMT and we'll be playing Jackbox Party 3/4/5/6!

All you need is a phone / web browser and way to watch the stream. There are limited spaces so if a lot of people sign up, we'll run separate games or take it in turns.

Grab a free ticket on eventbrite to let us know you're coming.

Sprint 5 - Robot Uprising

4th March 2020

First things first! We’re in the Alpha stores! 🥳🥳

Exciting right? But what does that actually mean?

So right now, the original Council team can install the app on their phones and break it to their heart’s content.

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Game Night - Murder! (Garry's mod)

24th February 2020

Next SoSa game night we will be playing Murder (Garry's Mod)

Sunday 8th March 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET

If you've not played Murder before, you run around a spooky house, going through trap doors, hiding and trying to work out which one of you is a Murder.

Grab a free ticket on eventbrite to let us know you're coming.

Sprint 4 - Now We’re Cooking With Gas!

17th February 2020

Well well well, look who we have here! I’ve been thinking about you… yes you… don’t be coy!

I want to tell you about my last two weeks, would that be ok? Great!

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Game Night - Witch It!

10th February 2020

Next SoSa game night we will be playing Witch It

Sunday 23rd Feb 1900-2100 GMT / 1200-1400 PT / 1500-1700 ET

Witch It is a multiplayer hide & seek game. Brave hunters seek hidden witches in a humorous, magical world.

The Witch It world is jam-packed with humble villages, icy lakes, and ancient libraries for you to explore and hide within. Each map has its own stories and secrets for you to delve into and discover!

Grab a free ticket on eventbrite to let us know you're coming.

Sprint 3 - Cooking with Matches!

3rd February 2020

This sprint has been a little… fucky.

The winter has hit my mood hard and I struggled for the first week to focus. Stepping away, sleeping, working out – none of it worked. So it’s been a bit of a struggle.

I almost booked a trip to the canaries just to get some of that sun juice but the hassle of organising the trip was also apparently too much

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Game Night - Jackbox Party!

29th January 2020

TheSire and I had a lot of fun in last nights game night thank you everyone who joined.

Next one is Sunday 9th of Feb, 1900-2100 GMT and we'll be playing Jackbox Party 3/4/5/6!

All you need is a phone / web browser and way to watch the stream. There are limited spaces so if a lot of people sign up, we'll run separate games or take it in turns.

Grab a free ticket on eventbrite to let us know you're coming.

Sprint 2 - Nerd Ramble

22nd January 2020

This is a technical post going into depth about the work i’ve done in the last sprint.

Tech stuff can be dry at times, so I’ll add pictures, colours, maybe some explosions – keep it interesting.

I will also over explain so non-techies can understand better, it’ll still be very technical but at-least if you’re interested in learning it won’t be completely off limits!

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Sprint 2 - The ummm Foundations?

20th January 2020

Last update, I got some feedback that people didn’t get the “tech stuff” so this time I’m going to try something new and exciting!

So this article will be an overview and then i’ll do a 2nd post with much more technical stuff that will go into more detail about the code i’ve built and why i’ve made some of the choices I have so I don’t look entirely insane!

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Game Night - Golf With Friends!

11th January 2020

Matt / TheSire and I met earlier in the week and have worked out the best way to run the game nights (for now)

They'll be run every 2 weeks on a Sunday and between 1900-2100 GMT

The first game night is Sunday 26th! We'll be playing Golf With Friends and you can grab a ticket on eventbrite.

Sprint 1 - Foundations

6th January 2020

If you’re an entrepreneur you’ll probably be in a similar boat to me. Trying to do a million jobs on a tiny budget.

Great for your startup, not so much for fortnightly updates! So I’ll try to keep these posts structured and a little ridiculous.

There will be a combination of tech stuff, marketing stuff and general nonsense.

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Sprint 0 - Precursor

4th January 2020

I want to lay the foundations for who I am and why i’m here, tell you a bit of my story.

On Monday 6th I’ll post what i’ve been working on the last 2 weeks and then you’ll see the same every 2 weeks from there 🙂... Read More

The Blog Is Live!

29th December 2019

I'm pleased to announce that the blog is live again! you can view it by visiting blog.sosa.net :)

We're Open Source

25th December 2019

I've always been passionate about is Open Source software and by building an open and honest community I feel we can make a really possitive impact on people's lives.

With the re-build of SoSa, I felt it was time to start making as much of our code Open Source as possible so with that, you can find us on GitHub where shortly repos will start appearing :)

New Domains

23rd December 2019

Along with our acquisition of SoSa.org in November, we have now purchased sosa.dev which will be used for all our developer documentation and sosa.help which will be used for all user guides and how-to's.

LonelyGiraffes.com also became available, because some imgurians might still use this it seemed sensible to buy it whilst it was cheap.

We own SoSa.org!

25th November 2019

We've purchased and secured sosa.org, although we won't be using this as our primary domain it is important to the future success of SoSa.

We may in the future use this for business specific groups and communities but for not it will redirect to sosa.net :)

Let's Get Started!

30th August 2019

Next week marks a year since I put SoSa on pause for health and financial reasons.

After almost 5 years it was one of the hardest decisions i have ever had to make.

I had to let several employees go, including Ena and in a way that should have never happened, I regret that and I know it upset a lot of the community.

At the time I felt I had no choice left, it should have never gotten to that point, but my health took priority and the community continued in a fashion on in Discord.

Since that night, I've had a lot of counselling, sorted out my debt and lost a considerable amount of weight.

Now, on to the good stuff!

After months of planning with veterans of the site, next month - I will be restarting development of a whole new SoSa.

Two completely new mobile apps, a desktop app and website. Built properly this time, planned properly and with features you've all been suggesting over the last year.

The aim is to relaunch next year with a beta program first to iron out any bugs.

I'm really looking forward to getting SoSa back online and providing somewhere online to build a great community.

Thank you to everyone that's encouraged me and supported the community over the last year. <3

Originally posted on our Facebook