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I remember, when I was just a tater tot, reading in some children's story or other (I think it was a Doctor Boox story) about how someone wanted some free time or something to "catch up on his reading". It took me a while to figure out exactly what they meant by that - the obvious interpretation just seemed so strange that I couldn't believe that grownups had so much reading they had to do, that they would fall behind.
Man, I don't think I've ever been more wrong.
So, not to jinx it or anything, but it looks like I might be giving up the bachelor's life, and take a full time position at frog, maybe even starting as early as next week. The time and the commitment required are going to be a pretty big shock to my carefree contractor's lifestyle, but I really shouldn't turn down the money at this point, and it'll be good to hang out with some other nerds on a daily basis again for a while. Nothing's final, so there's still a world of possibility between me and an interminable series of days at the office, but hey, stranger things have happened.
In other grownup news, I made it through my third "Game Programming 101" class at ACC. Turns out, if you spend a couple hours putting together notes and writing them down on index cards, the lecture part goes a lot more smoothly, and I actually have stuff for people to do during the "make stuff go" portion of the class. The syllabus for the class has changed some from last semester - we're supposed to be focusing less on the act of programming, and more on the general role of the programmer on a development team, and how they interact with other departments, and whatnot - but I think I'm adapting okay so far, considering. I'm actually bucking the change just a little, and doing a python crash course this week, so we can get to the fun stuff next week - starting the main game project for the class - and so the students will have a better foundation in general programming nitty-gritty when I start talking about broader issues in development, and waving my hands around a lot more. Which should be pretty impressive, because I've almost taken flight a couple times as it is. Anyway. Python, yeah. Who would have thunk? More on that later, if I'm not too ashamed.(June 28, 2005 11:21 PM)