The silhouette of this project’s horizon
Notes on week 909
- 909 21 juni 2016 EN
With these weeknotes I publicly track and archive whatever it is I spend my time on.
Last week the first public Geometry Girl prototype continued to take shape, as Maurice was outdoing himself in the code department and Saskia delivered on the color and symbol goods. I also visited the SonicPicnic Utrecht studio to discuss audio with Tuur and Yorick, after which they submitted a bunch of new loops and ‘highlight sounds’ to go with the story’s first two chapters.
This was all in preparation of my presentation later this week in Arnhem; I wrote a short blog post for the Nieuwe Types festival about it, announcing what I’ll be doing at their Future of Publishing Summit, known as ‘FoPS’ to friends.
Additionally, I spent another two days at Two Tribes, fine-tuning the RIVE ending among other things. I’ve become afraid of saying we’re now really nearing the finish line, but the silhouette of this project’s horizon is now definitely shimmering in the darkness, kind of, a little bit, perhaps.
What else? I…
- Didn’t pay a lot of attention to the E3 games expo, which was happening in Los Angeles last week. Which is weird because it was probably the highlight of my life for many years. And Geometry Girl is actually about E3. I did watch the Apple WWDC keynote on Monday, as any good iOS developer should I guess. (They didn’t show a lot that was relevant to my app, although the interface of the new Apple Watch Breathe app reminded me of our symbol.)
Updated the copy on the Antegods website.
Worked on new short Radio Laika podcast stories for Ondercast. Among other things, I tried to find an actress to take care of the female voices.
#hobbydevved with Hessel, getting my Dijkstra grid represented in the form of graphical objects.
Wrote my 18th and final KIJK tech column. Yes, it’s ending already, which I’m kind of sad about. The last one is about getting my oldest daughter acquainted with the concepts of programming through the book Hello Ruby. It ends with the notion that we should try Scratch.
Had another short week and long weekend. As my wife was away, on Friday I went to Naturalis with my kids (highlight: the scientist cleaning actual triceratops bones) and afterwards helped my dad clean out his attic (reminding me of the triceratops bones somewhat). On Saturday I, yes, jumped into Scratch with my daughter. She called it “better than watching YouTube, better than long movies even”.
Average step count per day: 7.970
Average staircase count per day: 17
Average sleep per night: 6:34
Average weight: 87,3 kg