Sunday, January 23, 2011

Championship Weekend variety pack

Gotta lot of little projects all running more-or-less in parallel.  Usually I'm more of a single-minded and focused type guy but lately I've started several time consuming projects and I haven't finished any of them.  Not even all that close on any of them, either.  But they are fun and keep the grammar-ray mind control beams from having (much) effect on me.

One is another song.  Hard to find enough quiet time around here to record, though, so it "on hiatus."

About ten years ago, I made a football boardgame for my pastor's kids.  They played it until it pretty much fell apart.  Now I'm working on a digital version.  I'm using OpenOffice because: A. I've done some decent work in MS Office/Visual Basic but I don't have that at home and B. I'm cheap.  Free is good.  But I'm pretty rusty and it is taking a long time.  Seems like a weird platform to develop in, but, hey, it's free and I think I can make it work.

Another project is a little adventure game.  I had a lot of fun with little quest I sent y'all on a few months ago, but doing that within a blog is pretty limiting.  This new one will end up as something that needs to be downloaded and run by itself. 

I should just hunker down on one of these and really make some progress, but I keep getting ideas for the other projects and jumping from one to the other.  And it doesn't help that my wife bought a Wii the other day.  So far I've only banged my hand on the ceiling once...  Distractions, distractions...

SO I leave you for now with some parting thoughts:

Dear Chicago/Green Bay:  Whoever wins today, please savor the moment.  It will be the last victory you have this season.

Dear New York Jets:  You stand between my Steelers and the Super Bowl.  This is a perilous place.  Like being between Oprah and a cheesecake.  Best you just step aside before you get hurt.


  1. Inno, Hunker down and complete one project at a time, the satisfaction of success and completetion of one will prompt even more creativity in the next.

    As to football, whatever, not my game and being from Detroit I have never nor will I ever have any skin in the game.

  2. Heh. Steelers fans and Wings fans seem to have a lot in common. My first-born is both, so I know from whence I speak.

    "Focus" is highly over-rated. What MUST get done WILL get done. ;-)

  3. Oooh! I'm stealing Buck's thought for the day! I guess that makes me a Stealer. Congrats to me AND to my double-e counterparts.

    Should be a pretty good Superbowl.

    Not as good as last year, of course . . . Who Dat!!

    Have fun with your projects!


Family-friendly phrasing heartily encouraged.


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