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The Bag of Holding



Why 9-to-5 Jobs Suck

Posted by ApochPiQ, 01 February 2006 · 130 views

I made a mention in a comment on my last entry that I've been thinking about doing a nice rant on why typical, American Dream, 9-to-5 jobs are the evil spawn of Satan. Actually, I'm really only going to rant about why my particular 9-to-5 was so terrible, but there should be plenty of ranting material there.

So, labouring under the foolish...


Day One

Posted by ApochPiQ, 01 February 2006 · 99 views

Well, I am now officially a full-time industry professional. Today is my first day of work at Egosoft working on the X game series. Those of you who have been here before (and are masochistic enough to come back) know that I've already been working with Egosoft for over three years now, beginning as a volunteer, and then working part-time around my...


Postscript

Posted by ApochPiQ, 25 January 2006 · 107 views

Holy crap... I'm so tired that I completely forgot to mention that I finally installed my TVWonder Elite and got it running tonight. I also seem to have broken my sacred tradition and posted a journal entry that does not fill a browser window at 1280x960. My only excuse is that I've been writing for the last three hours, and my brain is at the point...


Making Good on Threats

Posted by ApochPiQ, 25 January 2006 · 92 views

The hour of dread is finally at hand! Draft one of Digging the Ultimate Sandbox is now posted for you to pick apart and violently disagree with. It's in Word format, partly because I am an evil Microsoft drone, and partly because the GDNet+ webspace won't let me upload RTF files, and the idea of ZIPping a 50KB document just to let you non-drones read...


Game Design

Posted by ApochPiQ, 20 January 2006 · 149 views

Every few weeks, I find myself in a position where I'm lurking around on GameDev, and my "regular" forums aren't updating. Usually these are the times when I rediscover forums like Software Engineering and Game Design, which never fail to have some really interesting stuff (despite moving very slowly). These discussions usually get me thinking about...


Article Update (of sorts)

Posted by ApochPiQ, 16 January 2006 · 113 views

So I was thinking of writing up the article that I threatened you all with. Actually, I've been thinking about it a lot. Originally, my intent was to do an analysis of abstraction methods and embedded languages in game development, and propose a mechanism for generating dialectic languages on-demand for generating rigid levels of abstraction...


Grandpa Jim

Posted by ApochPiQ, 05 January 2006 · 149 views

A week ago, on December 29th, my Grandpa Jim passed away. I found out by way of an email from my parents the next morning (well, it was technically afternoon, because I had that Friday off of work for the New Year's holiday, and there's no way in heck anyone is gonna catch me awake before noon on a day off).

Grandpa Jim wasn't technically my...


Assorted Crap

Posted by ApochPiQ, 03 January 2006 · 115 views

So I'm drinking another Bawls on Gin at the moment, surfing around a bit, getting ready to crack open the copy of Pulp Fiction that I just got from Netflix. I have three pieces of advice for my readers:

1. If you have not seen Pulp Fiction, rent a copy and see it.
2. If you have not signed up for Netflix, go do it. Now.


No, seriously - stop reading...


Hapi Djus

Posted by ApochPiQ, 28 December 2005 · 174 views

I think I might keep my flatmate. Lately he seems to be starting this trend of actually having some significant value, aside from being an efficient resource sink for my Moon Pies and other valuable edible commodities.

You see, he has concocted a drink. Anyone can invent a drink, but this one is really something. The inspiration came as we drained our...


Awwwwww

Posted by ApochPiQ, 20 December 2005 · 111 views

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my fourth and most recent nephew, Chase Andrew. All seven pounds, one ounce of Chase got permanently stuck with my weird and goofy family at about 7 AM on December 17th.




His big brother Chad is currently in a state of quantum flux, not entirely sure of whether to be jealous or overprotective. It's actually...






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