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|Thursday, August 26th, 2004|
Housing appears to be acquired. I'll be heading out probably Wednesday next week, and hopefully arriving sometime on Sunday.
Job confirmed! Now I just need a place to live...
|Thursday, August 19th, 2004|
And it looks like it's for real this time. And it's even in the fall - some of the other things I was looking at wouldn't have been until winter or maybe later.
So, off to California... soonish, maybe.
|Monday, August 2nd, 2004|
Back from Otakon. Twas interesting, and I got some nifty pictures from artist's alley. Um. Not actually much else to say here.
|Wednesday, July 28th, 2004|
Going to Otakon confirmed. Yay! This'll be the first such anime/gaming convention I've been to aside from that small thing at RIT whenever it was. Should be grand fun.
Still no sign of a fall co-op. At this rate I may have to drop my requirement that it be in the computer game industry, in which case I'd look for ones in Rochester, and around my home - I know a place around here (DC/northern VA) that probably still has a standing offer to hire me... In either case, I'll be back up at RIT this winter. After that... I'm not really paying attention to after that. I probably should be...
However, I've started work on my own old school CRPG engine. Nothing too impressive yet - my biggest accomplishment so far is loading an image file and using it as a tileset. But I've only been seriously even considering working on it since last thursday, and what with (many) breaks to play games and otherwise goof off (not to mention planning...), I think it's decent progress.
|Tuesday, July 27th, 2004|
Well, there is no possible chance of me getting a coop this summer and having it done before fall classes. So I have to get a coop in the fall; this means that I won't be at RIT then.
On the plus side, I'm probably going to Otakon.
|Thursday, July 15th, 2004|
The thing in Montreal fell through - apparently Canada's immigration department is not as lenient towards coop jobs as their website would lead one to believe. I am currently pursuing some local options, but if any of you out there have any good ideas...
|Friday, July 9th, 2004|
At this rate, it may well end up being a fall co-op. Current expected delay: 2-3 weeks, plus...
|Wednesday, July 7th, 2004|
On the one hand, it looks like it'll be another week before I can head up to Montreal - though I may have found a possible co-op down here in VA if the A2M thing takes too long to set up, or fizzles, or whatever.
On the other hand, that means I'll probably still be around for the next session of Jed's Slayers d20 game. We ran the second session last weekend, and covered episodes 2 & 3. In which we managed to not rob a bank, and then won a rather strange competition - split evenly between magic using, cooking, archery, and treasure hunting. And we met a set of nemesis that will definitely be showing up again. The magic competition (the one my character was in) ended with a draw: I had enough more hit points than my opponent (a black magic specialist) that he collapsed from drain from the shot that took me down.
|Wednesday, June 30th, 2004|
Rotating GM games where who's running it shifts every 15 minutes are amusing. An epic quest for piratical treasure: the sword of rain repulsion (aka an umbrella) has been completed. Very, very, strange.
And, as per request, a listing of discworld books (only guaranteed to be mostly complete and mostly in order):
The Color of Magic
The Light Fantastic
Lords and Ladies
Men at Arms
Feet of Clay
The Last Continent
The Fifth Elephant
Thief of Time
The Wee Free Men
and somewhere in there, not listed in the cronology I was looking at,
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
|Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004|
A2M called today. Apparently getting a working visa for me is proving more trouble than they anticipated; they'll call again next week.
In other news, I participated in the first session of Jed's Slayers d20 game. Fun, fun. And very strange... No episode 1 dragon slave, alas, but we did end up fighting a mazoku that looked like a giant hamburger.
And last weekend was occupied by a storytelling festival I went to with Jed and Tristan.
And I've been playing Chrono Trigger on my playstation.
|Thursday, June 10th, 2004|
|Stuff & Nonsense
Well, I finally heard back from A2M, and they want a phone interview. Yay.
However, I'm also pursuing other options, and one of these wants references. Hey Brian: you worked at CIMS just after I did, and at least partly on the same stuff. Would you be willing (or do you think it's a good idea) for me to give them your contact info? And, while we're on that topic, I'm momentarily blanking on our former boss' name & email, so if you could sent that to my RIT account (wyvern@mail...) please?
And as a sort of payment in advance, here's what I think of Slayers d20 so far:
Nifty. The spell system is fairly well done. The only things it doesn't do well are reactive actions (a fault of the base d20 system), and there's one base class I have some complaint with: the Priest. It's like normal D&D paladin, only suckier, when every other class has gotten a boost in power.
Some of the specific spell effects I disagree with (most of the ones that do level drain, for example), but there's only so many different raw damage spells you can have before you need other options... In other words, if I run a game using it, there will be some tinkerings from what's in the rule book, and possibly a few more classes added - maybe swashbuckler... Um. Yeah. Overall, quite nifty, though.
|Monday, June 7th, 2004|
Let's see... last time I tried to update, my parents webbrowser crashed and I didn't bother to try again until now.
1) Current job oportunities for this summer: none known. Again. Sigh.
2) My half birthday came and went, and as this is when my parents traditionally give me presents (my birthday being considered too close to christmas), I got a digital camera. And some other stuff, but mostly a digital camera.
3) Assuming I'm going to be at home all summer, I'm going to be in a slayers d20 game run by Jed. Should be interesting.
4) There is no item four.
5) I may have a co-op opportunity in the fall. That would be both nifty and rather annoying.
6) I have concluded that Toys-r-us is not the place to buy the sorts of legos I am interested in. It is, however, the place to buy zoids, as they are currently on massive discount.
7) I got a copy of the first spyro game! Fun, fun.
That seems to be about it for now. There was probably some other stuff, but I don't recall.
|Wednesday, May 26th, 2004|
|Maybe have a job now...
In Montreal, of all places. Anyway, after a day of webmail not working, I sent off an e-mail to some people at "Artificial Mind and Movement". I can't get too much out of their website, due to slow connection and old browser, but what I can see looks good.
And if this goes through, I won't even need to poke my parents into upgrading their home connection, now that I've gone to all the trouble of figuring out how to go about doing that... Ah, well. I think I'm going to make some calls and see if any of my local friends are currently local.
|Monday, May 24th, 2004|
I'm here. I'm home. I exist. Nothing much to say yet; reading Discworld books and looking for a summer coop.