I’m not dead (yet)

Just wanted to post an update… I’m not dead; just sleeping. PCE dev has dominated my life over the past 6 years or more, so I’ve taken a break.. so to speak. I don’t think I know any of you guys in real life, but my life exists in so many areas outside of coding. I have a lot of hobbies and I’ve kind of neglected them over the years in favor of the PCE. I’m a gear head; I’ve rebuild classic v8 engines from the ground up, studied the engineering aspects of how engines work (instead of just buying upgrades and throwing them at the engine, blindy). I’m a writer.. of sorts (prose, creative writing, etc). I’m a artist (I guess, I hate labels); I draw/sketch, paint (oil on canvas), paint giant silhouette graphics on walls (free hand. What I’ve been doing the past 3 years), etc. I work with film/video production (most of my friends in real life are in this field); I’ve been planning on doing a short film of my own this spring/summer. I read a lot (junk/fantasy/horror/etc). And so much more.

Anyway, the point is: I’ve been neglecting other things in life. I’m getting older. I’m realizing that I need to do the things I love.. now. Meet new people, socialize more, and get out more (like my younger days). Before it’s too late. I’m not gonna quit the PCE scene, but I am taking a break. I glance at PCFX forums once in a while and I’m pretty happy to see the dev scene is still kicking along/hasn’t declined. It’s nice to peek in and see new stuffs (just recently looked over at the forums today).

And I’m not dead yet, but there have been some close calls ;>_> I got a sports bike (2007 ninja), so yeah. The gear head in me loves this (I’ve already torn down the bike and put it back together, readjusted the valves, put on a new exhaust, modded the carb, modded the fairings/exterior/lights, will be cutting and welding the back of the frame soon myself.. I’ve done some welding before), and of course riding is awesome :3 I love racing her around curvey roads and dips.

Last summer, I had planned on having a new homebrew game released by now. That didn’t happen. But I still love the PCE and still love doing dev stuff for it. And I still plan on producing stuff for it, too. Just not.. yet. PCE dev pretty much draws me in and I neglect other interests. So that’s why I’ve been keeping a distance, instead of just some slow/trickle PCE work. Apologies to anyone that’s been waiting on anything that’s unfinished and such. I know people, as well as their projects, just tend to drop of the face of the internet/community/etc. Just wanted to say, I haven’t walked away.

If all goes as planned, I’ll be starting school this fall. I would have started last fall, but old student loans were in default and I couldn’t get any financial aid until I got them out of default. It really pissed me off, but I’m pretty sure I got things in order now. The plan is to major in Computer Engineering. I figured that was the safest bet (the subject isn’t foreign to me) and I can always fall back on a programming job if CE doesn’t work out (I read that quite a few people end up in just programming jobs after getting their CE. So it seems a better choice than CS to me; at least I’ll have more options or a fall back option). One of the other reasons why I bought a motorcycle; keep expenses down (60mpg, $90 insurance for the year).

Old Rover: Hey, I got my copy of the game. Thanks!! šŸ˜€

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2 Responses to “I’m not dead (yet)”

  1. Thanks for the update and thank you for all you have done. Enjoy your summer (be safe) and look forward to seeing more of your PC engine goodies in the fall.

  2. Paranoia Dragon Says:

    Ditto to what Mac Allen said! šŸ™‚

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