It’s sure been a while, hasn’t it? I’d almost forgotten this site existed, it’s been so damn long! I’ve been distracted by a lot of things lately, and haven’t been spending much time on my computers (blasphemy, I know!). About the only computer-related project I’ve had going on at home in the last month has been a map. I’ve taken the map of the fantasy world I developed over the last 20 years, scanned it in chunks, digitised it, and have been re-drawing it painstakingly in Adobe Illustrator. I even bought a new (larger) tablet just for the task. I would have prefered to do it in CorelDraw under GNU/Linux, but I want some guarantee that Corel will continue to develop and support the product before I commit the cash to it (I already had a copy of Illustrator for Winders). I guess I’ll have to get a Mac in order to get this project off my Win2k partition. *sigh* Oh, well. I’ve wanted one since OS X came out (now that Macs are effectively Unix, they’re actually useful!!!), but they’re so bloody expensive!
In other news, I’ve had a pretty big shake-up on the home-front. No details for public consumption, but a lot of things have changed. I’m actively looking for a house to rent (finally want to get out of apartment life) whilst I save up for down and closing costs on a house of my own. I’m also clearing out a bunch of old crap that I don’t need (286s, 128k Atari, 32-pin SIMMs, vt100, etc.).
At work, we’ve gone through another shake-up of sorts. The old management team is out, we have a whole new team, and a focus on acquiring existing projects to supplement our income whilst the JETCRUZER is finished. So far I’m very hopeful. In fact, I’m enthusiastic about the project for the first time in a very long time… *grin*
I promise to add some more poetry and other crap to the site again soon. I have some stuff I wrote a while back and haven’t gotten around to formatting. me = lazy 😉