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mcgraw

Member Since 01 May 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 15 2011 03:14 PM

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In Topic: The GDNet Birthday thread

15 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

Sending a huge congrats your way! Happy Birthday!

This site was a huge motivational tool when I was getting started. The journals were invaluable and I met some fantastic developers that helped me see how things were done.

In Topic: Quit smoking: any tips?

24 January 2011 - 12:53 PM

Well, in the end it has to be something you really want to do. I don't mean that, "yeah, I want to quit," type of really. I mean the I WANT to REALLY quit this retarded habit that is costing me my health and is a burden on my finances and family.

Until you accept that you stand no chance. No horror story is going to make you want to stop, unless of course you realize your second hand smoke is causing your child health problems. That might make it worth the effort.

When you're ready, just stop. And I mean stop.

Don't visit a friends house that smoke, make them come over. If they want to smoke send them out to their car. Don't visit a bar, club or restaurant that allows smoking. Get yourself away from it all. When the urge hits, continue doing sit-ups or pushups. Go drink a cup of coffee or tea instead. Do something. You've been "Active" for several years. You need to replace that activity with something positive.

And, finally, keep a level head. You really wanted to do it this time, right?



In Topic: Paradox Interactive is publishing my game!

24 January 2011 - 12:37 PM

I hate to be a grumpy forum admin here Dan but... really should have just kept this on your blog rather than start a lounge thread as well.


More eyes never hurts! ;o)

Not to mention, journal land is hard on the eyes these days.



In Topic: Paradox Interactive is publishing my game!

23 January 2011 - 11:18 PM

That's epic man! Congrats and good luck with everything!

In Topic: Recent computer science grads

13 January 2011 - 10:29 AM

Having an amazing GPA and going to a big school helps, but is definitely not required. People are more concerned with what you have done. If you haven't done anything then they are required to look at your performance in school since it's all you've got. If you have a couple of indie projects under your belt, no matter how small, that'll help. So put together a portfolio and attach a link to your resume.

You are also in Texas which has a lot of tech. You should be fine from that standpoint as long as your willing to move anywhere in the state. When people isolate themselves to some out-of-nowhere town and refuse to move, they will run into issues. You need to be able to move.

Stay motivated. Things will work out as long as you keep pushing forward.

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