Life Talk

Time Management

Well, as those that follow this have noticed. I haven’t been around for quite sometime. This is due to the fact that having a new born baby takes up time. Though I have had time spent researching new optimization techniques in C++ I haven’t had time to really sit down and actually type some code out. I hope to get this chance sooner then later. But for now I hope to continue to research and eventually get another coding post out on this soon enough.

Never the less, I will try to post on here occasionally for those that are following.

 

Bye for now.

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Introduction and Past to Present

So hello and welcome everyone. This is going to be the main site, for now, of me and my development progress in games. Firstly, for those that don’t know me, I am an avid gamer, and have been since my younger years. As such, I have been happily plagued with the want and need to play video games. I like it. A LOT! Needless to say, I think everyone gets that. Secondly, I am a Canadian, and love to learn, and discover. This is why at a younger age I was curious to figure out how to develop games and found myself researching and teaching myself multiple programming languages. After high school I found myself saying, this can’t be the life I want to live. I don’t want to work countless hours for another game company only to develop what they want me to develop. Therefore, instead of creating something for myself, I went to university and ignored the urge completely. I then finished with a BSc in …science…. Now you are thinking, oh it must have been computer science as his major, or if anything his minor. Alas, this is not the case.

I majored in chemistry and minored in biology, I wanted to be a doctor! I had everything on track. I had the grades; I had the interest; but then something inside of me kept coming back to me saying, “doug, is this what you really want to do?” I would say back to the sneaky little voice in my head. Yes, I find it very interesting and I think it will be very rewarding as well. The voice then said, “there are many rewarding paths doug.” I then said, true… and went to sleep because I was tired. Needless to say. I was worried. I was worried that I would disappoint my wife, my family, and my friends and now my little baby girl Wren. To me I thought I would be giving up, not finishing what I had started, of course this being medicine…

So now this basically brings us to present day. I have in the last 4 months really started to consider differing paths for a living. Medicine? Pen Testing? Application development? Indie Game Design? All were possible, and I have to make a decision. I still haven’t quite made that decision as of yet. But I think this development blog, and time spent researching will help me on my way.

Enough with the boring jibba jabba. I know one thing, and that is I want to make games. Weather that is in my spare time or eventually full time. And this is the place I will be posting my research, projects, and source code for all to see. Raw and naked. Don’t worry not that kind of naked.

One other thing. I am no writer/speller. So if you see some sort of grammatical problems… ignore them.