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Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Overall... 2010 was really good. Baby Colin is starting to sleep more at night and smiles a LOT. We all like Jonah's school pretty well now (we switched him to a magnet school, but it's farther away, but they don't hold him back like his old school). Ari is becoming a big kid, which makes us a little sad, because he's such a cute little kid. He's starting to read a little bit and that's exciting and I'm curious to see what kind of big kid he'll turn out to be. Kelly's looking for work and there are some good prospects. I've had lots of great contract work this year and my own games are selling well. I've learned more, had more fun, had more free time, made more money, seen my friends more and spent more time with my family this year. It's been really good. Here's hoping 2011 is just as fantastic for us and everyone we know.
I've gotta go watch Baby Colin and make some nachos. More later... :)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We visited my Mom, Dad and brother David in Florida. It was super fun although also super cold. That was okay 'cause I don't like when it's hot and humid. It was ~36 degrees the morning that we flew home though!
There was a leak in our roof while we were gone. It was right above my tiny desk, next to my new Hackintosh PC. Yikes. Luckily my nephew Joe spotted the problem and did a ton of good work including moving all the junk out of my office, met with the contractor and more. My PC is working great and things are all in good shape. Plus the leak is fixed.
I'm busy catching up on lots of Sniderware stuff. Christmas Solitaire for iPhone and Christmas Solitaire HD for iPad just got approved by Apple and I need to do some promotion before it's too late. FreeCell and FreeCell HD have been doing well. I'm going to revamp the art in Spider and Klondike and release them with a bunch of bug fixes and a few new features (e.g. No more tiny text on retina displays, no repeated deals in Spider(!) and a new "Start Deal Over" option). Once everything's updated I'll get crackin' on an all-in-one solitaire. Maybe just a free one that you can buy extras in. Although maybe a paid version and a free one.
No possums while we were gone. In fact we got four eggs which is miraculous since the chickens haven't laid any eggs in months.
I'm cleaning my office and found some old haikus I wrote back when I worked for Delta Tao Software making Mac games. It was probably Haiku week there or something :) The main themes are Customer Support, Moving, Things that are delicious, and Trouble at school:
Haikus June 18th, 1998 Moving/New Roommates
Hello Matt and Sean There sure are lots of boxes I will never clean Picture of sunflower My mother gave it to me Housemates say "too girly" Customer Support/Delta Tao Dear Ruth Ohara You returned the disk months ago Yeah, still doesn't work (This was a disk a nice user returned because there was a problem. I think I found it and we hadn't responded to her yet. So I wrote this haiku.) The phones are ringing I'll be making more money John will just be mad Old people call us Irritating John Walter That's how I make dough Dude, 'sup? Lance is here. Plays Starcraft. Then does shipping. We pay him little. Replacement dog here Bippie is irritating I sort of like her I hold the baby Get a mocha in return Mmmm. Oh yes. Caffeine. Solitaire won't go Preferences file is bad Throw it in the trash Delta Tao Software Secret Motte "Games that Joe likes" Please do not tell Joe Miscellaneous Maybe you are tough Maybe you take us all on Well, maybe not though -- Some optional endings here... Many types Pocky Royal Milk Tea marble kind (Tastes and smells so gross) (So much like poison) (Is disgusting taste) (Unnatural taste) Kid in second grade Throws the hamster in the air Why didn't he catch it? Calculus exam Lots of memorization Notes in pocket watch Sleeping through test bad. Teacher nice. Take it later. I get 6 percent. -- This was when I worked at Babbages software store in a mall. I was talking with my friend, John, and here's what happened: Used to work in software store Old man wanders nearby us and says "Mostly for women I guess"