NaNoGaMo

About this time last year (actually, looking at the date it appears it was exactly this time last year) I wrote up a big post outlining a few new ideas for some straightforward mini projects. I’d spent a lot of the year working on my RPG engine for a project called “The Guardian”, and I was getting a bit sick of working on it. To quote myself: I want to do something new, something a little quirky and pointless. Something that doesnโ€™t take itself so damn seriously.

It’s weird that I feel totally the opposite way this year. I’m two months into this thing now. My original plan was pretty straightforward – take a month off to relax, take another to experiment and come up with some new game ideas… Well, my time’s up. And yeah, I’ve got some ideas about what I want to work on… but it’s weird, on the one hand I don’t think I’ve had enough time to experiment yet, on the other, I just want to get cracking on a game with some real substance now that I’ve got the time to do it properly.

I’ll finish this thought tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, I had an uneventful day today until I spilt a glass of pepsi on my laptop. A couple of hours of panicking, laptop disassembly and subsequent backups later and everything’s alright again. Or at least, with any luck. The littleterrybox is working alright now, but it was acting a bit funny for a while… which has me worried that it won’t start up tomorrow. Still, I guess I got pretty lucky – I’m strapped enough for cash as it is. If I’d broken it, I’d be in serious trouble.

* 4 Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Verious on November 4th, 2007

    Sounds like a sticky situation.

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

    I hope it didn’t cause any permanent damage to your laptop.

  2. Terry on November 4th, 2007

    As it happens, it didn’t start up today – at first, anyway. I plugged out the power and it worked the second time.

    Yeah, I don’t know what’s up with it. I figure it’s a matter of time before it just gives up completely. With any luck I’ll get a couple of weeks out of it, though.

  3. NC-TRAC on November 4th, 2007

    Hi Again,
    Following the progress with interest.
    How things on job front?

    You ever read that book?

    All the best.

  4. Terry on November 5th, 2007

    Hey ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve decided to give the whole part job thing a rest for a while. I haven’t been having much luck and I’ve wasted a fair bit of time at it. I think I might have more luck next year so I’m going to leave it until then.

    I’m also looking through some old leaving cert books – I think I’m going to start offering grinds.

    Afraid I haven’t gotten to that book yet! I probably will in the next week or so though when I head home for a visit.

    Send me an email! I wanna hear what’s being going on at work… Hope you’re getting on alright anyway.

Leave a reply