Sep 282007

I’ve discovered that lately whenever I just kind of want to sit there and sort of zone out for a while, I either take a walk around the block or I start reorganizing some little part of my room.  Today was a day of the latter.  I’m not sure exactly what it was that I did, but now my desk arrangement is somehow more organized despite the fact that I actually added stuff to it.  It’s just that instead of a ton of papers and figurines all piled up everywhere, now I have keyboards and mice and Things With Dials on Them.  It all looks very slick, and I can now welcome my Commodore 128 to the world of computers that I have in front of me instead of in a closet somewhere.

And what do I do with my newfound creative space?  I draw sock puppets on napkins.

Truly, I am a man of ambition.

  •  September 28, 2007
Sep 082007

The internet was kind of fun tonight.  Thanks to the directions of the venerable this guy I have cobbled together a sort of ghetto talkbox for myself to play with.  It’s kind of quiet right now but it is definitely a talkbox sound, and I think if I just drive the speakers harder or build an amplifier or something then I will have it working.  I’m using a headphone driver right now so it isn’t really designed for wattage.

After all of this, I find out that Novus, who I’ve been listening to for some years now, has been playing In the Groove, and noticed my name in the credits.  It was neat to be recognized by somebody I respect, and also neat to discover that I’m apparently in the credits for both games.  Sweet.  StepMania still hasn’t figured out how little I did to help their project.  Ahahaha.  Little victories.

Tomorrow I think I will play with OpenGL some more.  I’m enjoying this whole ‘technical things that I don’t get graded on’ concept and it still feels like a novelty.

  •  September 8, 2007
Sep 032007

Well now.  It seems I have a blog again.  A generic WordPress blog to be sure, but still a blog.  Here I shall blog stuff.

Right now it’s all standard WordPress fare, but I’d like to see if I can’t start slowly mutating it into something more my own.  It’s nice to have all the backend work done for me though – I’m no web programmer but I do enjoy having things like dynamic content.  Some of it is a little much though, trackback URLs and such.  I have no real use for such things.  I just want a site where I can post things now and then.   Really, running a blog is kind of an egotistical thing anyway.

I’m no writer any more than I am a web programmer.  It’s just kind of fun.  Hopefully my friends will enjoy it.

  •  September 3, 2007