Mad bloom lighting

Notes on week 880

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.

Last week, I made my long-awaited appearance on literary audio zine Overcast. As this photo proves, writer/podcaster extraordinaire Dennis Gaens was in my kitchen and summoned mad bloom lighting. Besides his interview with me, or actually about a third of it, the show includes an older short story I recorded.

Niels en Dennis

Otherwise, I focused on Two Tribes’ shooter/platformer RIVE again, writing a bunch of new story bits, but not implementing many as the systems were in flux somewhat (I did spend some time getting older stuff to work again). I also tinkered with the game’s website, which is launching officially soon, updating the press kit and even working on a simple logo for yours truly. And I upgraded my Two Tribes work setup at home, connecting the PC to my old TV, which should help me test the game. Finally, I had dinner with Two Tribes’ Collin to talk about next year.

Then, my app novel research project Geometry Girl re-entered the picture as I met with Hoog + Diep in Rotterdam. These guys will develop the app for the next month or so, as subcontractors for my engineering partner Codeglue. So I dove into the project’s documentation again, figuring out priorities (and as always in a new phase, checking whether what we figured out last time is still sensible). So far, the programmer is asking the right questions, and in general I’m just thrilled by the rising momentum!

Otherwise, I…

Average step count per day: 11.978
Average staircase count per day: 19
Average sleep per night: 7:27
Average weight: 88,3 kg