Simple and effective anniversary celebration
Notes on week 929
- 929 5 november 2016 EN
With these weeknotes I publicly track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on.
Ten years ago this week I got married, right here in Utrecht, in the Dom tower. So my wife and I went out for pancakes with our daughters. That’s how simple and effective anniversary celebration can be.
A large chunk of the week was spent on Two Tribes stuff, getting organized and preparing the next RIVE update. The game was discounted for the first time post-launch, in Europe and Australia on PlayStation 4, and I sent out the accompanying social media messages. On Friday we had a call with Joost Rietveld, as one of his students is going to crunch our numbers to draw Interesting Scientific Conclusions™ and help our marketing too.
On the Geometry Girl front, I met up with Menno, looking ahead at the coming months and 2017. I also visited Mizzi van der Pluijm at my publishing house, Atlas Contact, to give her an update. The current goal is clear: I have to finish the app! There will be good things beyond that, too.
What else? I…
- Gave a guest lecture at the TU Delft, talking about the art of the essay, or as they call it, ‘reflection by writing’. There was another, shorter talk at the Dutch Game Garden, about the Creative Europe grant application I wrote for Codeglue’s Antegods a while back.
Speaking of which, I visited Codeglue for a team meet-up. Later in the week, Robin Keijzer’s colored Antegods comic book pages came in, looking positively stunning. I hope I can share some of it soon!
Listened to the new episode of my mini-mockumentary series Radio Laika in Dutch literary podcast Ondercast. This one is about two couples spending a long weekend together, and you can find it in episode 30 at the 1:23 mark. Additionally, Kevin King published his RIVE podcast interview with me.
Continued the #hobbydev tradition with Hessel, working on personal game projects one evening a week. I tried to figure out what to make next, designing it on paper before I start building again. (I admit there’s some Unity fear involved in my procrastination here.)
Prepared for a trip to London later this month.
Did my quarterly revenue taxes. Exciting!
Average step count per day: 8.875
Average staircase count per day: 11
Average sleep per night: 6:25
Average weight: 88,0