October 03, 2006

The Agony and the Ecstasy

I hate to be cliched and say that 'it's been a long time', but sadly it has. So, here's the rundown:

I quit MyTriggers, went back to Integrate, the kids started school (all of them), Beth got a job, and I've been very busy with freelance work and side projects. To say that life has been hectic would be somewhat of an understatement. I know that's also cliched, but I'm feeling lazy. And yes I'm aware I'm leaving the accent out of cliched, but I'm not in Windows and I don't know what the key combo is.

Which brings up another topic: I've become a full-fledged Linux convert. I have dabbled with it in the past, but being immersed in the Unix-only environment at MyTriggers compelled me to see if I could function without Microsoft. In the end, I still need Windows for Photoshop, Flash, and 3ds max, but I can run them within a virtual machine thanks to VMWare. Gone are the days of a clunky, inflexible interface and the shackles of overpriced, buggy software. In it's place I have free, somewhat bug-ridden, but frequently updated open-source software, and I like it better. For the record, my distro of choice is Ubuntu, which is easy to install and has a great community.

On the game front, I still want to work on something, but my ever shrinking schedule is tempering my ambition. I played around with writing a game framework based on the the Enginuity articles on GameDev, but I haven't been able to get it to fully compile yet on my system, and finding time to go back to it has been hard. It's not that I'm lazy, far from it. I just have too many other things on my plate that actually bring income.

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