I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. And if you don't celebrate, then a very happy holiday. [smile]
It was my original intent to post yesterday, but I was waiting to get a picture -- a nice shot with me and the family C-tree! -- taken with my digital camera, so I could get it up here. Unfortunately, the USB cable for it is nowhere to be found, so no beans. You'll have to settle for the GIF above and once-a-year green text. :P
And of course, what's Christmas without gloating about the loot I got? Santa was kind enough to part with:
- O'Reilly's Learning PHP and mySQL - Awesome. I've been dieing to get into PHP/mySQL for a while now. :)
- Loads of clothes 'n socks
- A new desktop - 2.4ghz, 512mb RAM (soon to be upgraded), and a decent harddrive. Nothing really fancy, but it'll be much much faster than the desktop I currently have at residence. I can't wait to get lost in Oblivion with some upped settings. ;)
- $150 - Acquired cumulatively by various relatives. To be promptly spent on stuff. :)
- $1000 - By my generous uncle, to go towards my education. :)
- A smorgasboard of candy - Far too many of the chocolate mint candies that I adore. I'll have to give some away at residence to prevent Steve->Fat++.
- Chainfire by Terry Goodkind
- Enchanter by Sara Douglass
All in all, I'm extremely happy with what I got, and I'm even happier that my family enjoyed the gifts that I got them. All of this wonder and joy has rekindled my gamedev motivation. :)
In addition to the 'space marine game' (codenamed Project Iris) I'm also developing another smaller project. Due to a little confusion, by space marines, I refer to the DooM variety.
Anyways, I hope everyone here had a great day full of giving, receiving, and seeing relatives. Let's not forget the turkey! [grin]