Week 775

What’s this? I’m blogging about my work on a weekly basis – a simple way to track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on.

After nearly two years without missing a week, I finally dropped the ball. I had the notes below half-finished, and just didn’t have the time to post them. Well, here they are. Hopefully I’ll be able to post last week’s notes before the week is over, and stop the delay dominoes.

So, the week before last week on Monday, I did the last interview for the Taskforce Innovatie publication (which is the reason I didn’t have any spare time during the last few weeks). The interview was with Niels Floor of Shapers, who is making a hospitality game that’s commissioned by Toerisme Utrecht. The rest of the week I was busy juggling previously made commitments and turning my interviews into meaningful, readable articles.

That afternoon, I visited Sony to get a sneak peek at the PlayStation 4. After that, I had a meeting with my big new consultancy client, for a project that’s ramping up quickly right now.

On Tuesday, I was a moderator at the Control Conference, presenting one of the Indigo Classes tracks. I introduced and threw some questions at Aaron Oostdijk of Gamistry, Jeroen de Cloe of Sticky, Maarten Wiedenhof of Abbey Games and Olivier Thijssen of Ronimo Games.

That night, I finished The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, after which I wrote a short review for nrc.next, which was published on Thursday. People seem to love this game, while I thought it was interesting but not mind-blowing, so I’ll probably post the text here when I have some time.

On Thursday, I visited Vincent Merjenberg at my publisher, to talk about my research project. I really need to finish my research report and follow-up article. Vincent gave me some great ideas to get this thing on the road, now I just need to find the time to actually do it.

After that, I went to Mediamatic, for an ultra-short promo video.

Finally, I visited Sony’s PR bureau to pick up a PlayStation 4 review unit. That night, I put it to the test with Hessel Bonenkamp.

On Friday, I had coffee with fellow writer Robbert Welagen. After that, I drove to the eastern part of the country for a weekend at the in-laws, where my oldest daughter learned to ride the bicycle. Gelderland is so spacious!