Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

A flower after rain

Behold, for I have photographed this vine thing that we haven't managed to kill! Took these a couple of months ago after some rain.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This is a thing of beauty: Pacman Cutting Board (Sprite Stitch)

If only I had $165 or skill with woodworking…

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Transformers convention today!

We're off to TFcon Toronto, “Canada's Transformers Collectors Convention” this morning:

Bunch of artists from the comics and animated shows, voice actors, toy dealers (original 1987 Sharkticons go for about $100, WTF) and cosplayers. The pic is concept art for a Transformers toy they've created for the con, Night-bird… doubt we'll pick one up, but it's still pretty cool that they do this.

Alex is practically vibrating with excitement.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Progress (sort of)

[Dammit, this was supposed to go in http://marooned.posterous.com/ and its Twitter feed, why did it go here? I need to learn to use the auto poster properly. :-( Dang!]

Finally some good progress last night!

I'm working through 3D Buzz's “Simple 2D Shooter” video tutorials, and started building the game they're working on. Sure it's not Marooned!, but it's going to get me up to speed on Unity. More importantly, I feel like I've finally done something useful on the way to ending up with a playable Marooned! game.

Yeah, it's not much, but it's a start.  Really looking forward to Unity 3 coming out soon, that's going to make this process even better.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Gobbler; 70s architecture at its finest (via @shacker)

To experience the full glory of this amazing motel, click through and look at the images (and TV commercial from its glory days!).
I am stunned. Lynette and I should have gone here for our honeymoon instead of the Pokonos.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Anyone looking for a Web Developer job?

A friend of mine has a lead on “a bunch ” of web developer jobs in Toronto, working with open source software (presumably a LAMP sort of place).
Does anyone need a job like this in Toronto? 'cause I can totally hook you up.
My company could also use some additional software QA folks; any takers?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Time to focus; a bunch of crap nobody cares about

Today my “big” project is going to be focusing on what's important in my life, so I figure out how to fit it all in.

This is important because I've been feeling a lot of conflict lately between what I want to do, and what I need to do. One of the biggest drags of being an adult is the sheer amount of need to do stuff that takes up an annoying amount of time.

I'm still pining for the days of yore when I had no responsibilities and only a few need to do things. Considering the fact that I graduated in 1993, I should probably start accepting my life changes… :-P

Rather than bore everyone with a list of things that are important to me and some thinking out loud about them, I'll just make a quick list here and then do the actual work in OmniFocus. I need to get back into the Getting Things Done discipline or this will never work, and OmniFocus really helps there. Seriously, GTD and OmniFocus really seems to match my brain well and keep me moving forward on things that need to get done.

Things that are important to me right now, in priority order:

  • my Family (Lynette and Alex… even the pets, although sometimes…)
  • my Day Job (after a decade of instability and insanity, I'd like things to settle down!)
  • my Marooned! game (no, seriously, I still want to make games)
  • Exercise (need to start again, regularly, or I won't be around to work on everything)
  • Leisure (need to blow off steam!)


You'll probably note the lack of chores, etc. on there; the Day Job and Exercise are the only things I need to do on that list, the rest are wants.