27 August, 2012
Yeah, it's been quiet around here. A few things have been conspiring to keep me quiet. Some good, some blah.
But, I have been busy. Read on for a little glimpse of what my life is kinda like right now.
My laptop died
More specifically, the hard drive stopped working. Luckily I had made a backup of the really vital files when it was acting up earlier this year, but I did lose a few months worth of stuff. Most of my more recent work was archived as attachments to mail messages via Gmail. But, I really should work at setting up a better system for backups.
Anyway, I usually keep a browser window open on my laptop for email, my RSS reader, and things like Tweetdeck, etc. So, I wasn't even talking on most of the blogs and social networks I sometimes post to. So, yeah, it might have looked like I fell off the face of the earth.
The good news is I got a new laptop. It's a big 17" beast, with double the processor cores and RAM of my desktop. The only thing it's worse at is screen resolution, and the video card might be slightly less powerful. But, it's a nice machine overall. Just need a new case to carry it in because the old one is way too small now.
And I've been busy
Things were looking a bit dicey with Storybricks for a while, so when a few people came calling and asked if I wanted to pick up some work on the side, I said "sure".
Then Storybricks took a turn for the better. But, I'm still on the hook for these other obligations. So, I'm doing three separate projects right now. The problem is....
Silence enforced by NDA
Yeah, most of this is under NDA. I'm not overly fond of NDAs, but it's how the industry works. There's some cool stuff under one NDA and some legal case related stuff under another. So, yeah, you'll have to take my word for it that I'm busy, because I can't provide any proof.
As a further complication, some of the big news in the game industry lately has been stuff I'm not comfortable covering given my obligations. I'm probably worrying too much, but better safe than sorry in these situations.
The silver lining
I will say that Storybricks is doing pretty good. Part of what I can't talk about is related to that, which the experienced people out there should realize as a promising development. :)
Anyway, I'm still slowly getting life back in order. More news as it happens. Maybe I'll think of something to post on here that doesn't read dreadfully close to verboten topics....