I have to think of more imaginative titles for these posts.
99/100: a really good week; I just ran out of time on Sunday to get my daily sorting/fixing activity in.
I’m still really enjoying the daily walks. When it’s warmer outside (like, just -5 or -10C) I find all sorts of creative ideas come to mind. When it’s -35C with the wind chill like earlier in the week, I still enjoy the walk but my thoughts tend to centre around the more basic “boy it’s cold” and “I have to keep moving to stay kind of warm”.
I played acoustic guitar at home 5 days this week. “River Runs Red” is getting pretty polished, and the 2 octave scale I’ve been practicing is getting noticeably faster. I practiced bass with KK Thursday night and then we played those songs at church Sunday a.m.
Sorting/fixing this week:
- I searched through a bunch more of my unlabeled 3.5″ disks
- I took apart my truck’s remote car starter since it was acting up, and found it was just a low battery, but I was surprised they made 12V batteries that small
- further sorted my “car battling” game shelves
- sorted my C-64 books and was surprised to find a book I didn’t know I owned. In fact, I had asked on the Lemon64 forum if anyone could look up something for me in that book!
The kids and I finished Mario Galaxy, but were pleased to find that even after you find 60 stars and the game “ends” you get to continue. We’re up to 85 stars now, and shooting for 120 to get a second ending, or something. I haven’t been reading about this game at all as it’s fun just being surprised. But boy it’s a good game!
I read Job chapters 17-39 this week. I also finished Manga Messiah, and now I’ve started On the Edge: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore. I got it for Christmas 2006 and have been meaning to read it ever since. It’s been really good getting to plow through some of these books.
I didn’t do any work on my game projects until Saturday, but then things went faster than I expected. By last night I had accomplished my first set of goals in a math program/game I’ve been thinking about working on since spring. I’m using BlitzMax and it’s amazing how fast you can get some stuff done in it. It’s a proper Object-Oriented language which sort of intimidated me a couple years ago when I bought it. A couple commercial C++ projects in the meantime has made it an awful lot less scary.