That’s a hashtag that I vetted

Notes on week 855

With these weeknotes I track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on. They’re public so you can keep me in check.

Busy week! So busy, in fact, I didn’t get around to the previous round of weeknotes until Thursday.

For one, I got a lot of work done on Home Rule (working title), the kids’ game for war museums that I do with Hubbub, as we’re going above and beyond the intended 3-week sprint. I finished my copy, but it’s a first version and I’m sure there will be many tweaks, big and small, down the road.

I also wrote copy for the upcoming Toki Tori 2+ for PlayStation 4. You read that right, it seems like the textless game is getting some text; blasphemy or long overdue depending on who you’re talking to. Either way, I feel that what we’re doing will be fun and fit well with the game’s structure and mood. Additionally, Two Tribes launched a new trailer for RIVE with the hashtag #shmupstravaganza (yes, that’s a hashtag that I vetted). On Friday, sunny Friday, I had lunch with the guys in the historical center of Amersfoort, and then, under plain view of Long John, a bird shat on my back.

On Monday I chatted with technology editor Eva de Valk at NRC; we discussed a couple of stories I could write. I also rewrote my hybrid writer piece for, that I’d been working on the previous week, but it’s still not done. As I postponed some other newspaper stuff, it’s fair to say I still haven’t gotten my groove back, so to speak.

I did finish a hybrid writer’s post for the blog of literary festival Nieuwe Types: De toekomst van het boek volgens Niels ’t Hooft. As the title suggests, it presents some of my ideas on the future of the book. It’s also a bit of an ode to the 129 grams of glass, aluminium and supercomputer in my pocket. I will elaborate further at the event in Arnhem on Saturday June 27th, in the afternoon, together with Will Self and others. Attendance is free (reservation required), so drop by if it’s up your alley.

On Wednesday I met up with the gentlemen at SonicPicnic to talk about the audio for Geometry Girl, which gave me a lot of inspiration to work on the project’s research plan, including a story outline and a design rundown. I’ve been putting it off, but I really need to finish it to get things moving.

Finally, in the ‘random’ category, I…

Dijkstra Maps prototype

Average step count per day: 8.199
Average staircase count per day: 11
Average sleep per night: 6:27
Average weight: 90,8 kg