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New Years Resolutions!  For Ten Minutes, Don't Be A Cynical Poophead.
December 26th 2005, 21:23 CET by Hugin

Yes, it's well known that people rarely follow through on New Year's resolutions.  But embrace the concept a little for the purposes of discussion, okay?

Every day is a gift.  Whether a gift from God, or a gift from evolutionary processes and biology, however you want to look at it, statistically speaking it's pretty amazing that any of us are alive.  So here you are.  

Maybe you have a good job, maybe you don't.  Maybe you're in a good relationship, maybe you aren't.  Maybe you're healthy, maybe you aren't.  Maybe you're happy, maybe you aren't.

Wherever you are...where would you like to be?  What can you try to add to your life?  Or subtract?  Or change?  It's a New Year.  A nice arbirary date to take stock and maybe imagine new possibilities. Or even reflect back on the previous year.
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#40 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 11:10:29
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
What cliché?  Your constantly regaling us with tales of whatever rave/bar/etc you went to any given weekend, so naturally I assumed that's where you were meeting the girls you're talking about.  If not, then maybe you're just an asshole or a doormat and that's why it doesn't work out.

Fix yourself and then worry about love.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#41 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 11:10:43
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Your?  *sigh*

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#42 by Neale
2005-12-27 11:21:34
neale@pimurho.co.uk www.pimurho.co.uk
- learn about 3D modeling and try to get proficient with Maya or Max


Change of job?

I have a hard time accepting that anyone could achieve this miraculously high level of stupidity. - Caryn
#43 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 11:26:10
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Change of job?

No, just expanding my horizons.  I spent some time learning UnrealScript over the xmas vacation for the same reason.  The more I know, the more valuable I am.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#44 by Neale
2005-12-27 11:38:06
neale@pimurho.co.uk www.pimurho.co.uk
Ah, cunning.

Personally, I'd go for 3D Studio over Maya. It's one of those personal preference things, though.

I have a hard time accepting that anyone could achieve this miraculously high level of stupidity. - Caryn
#45 by lwf
2005-12-27 12:23:41
You can meet women on the internet, you know.

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#46 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 12:31:18
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
You can meet women on the internet, you know.

Or middle aged men pretending to be women.  Whatever works...

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#47 by bago
2005-12-27 13:14:03
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
I promise to do pretty much the opposite. I am for finding fantastic people to play with, but nothing too deeply personal or time-consuming.

<Cerebus> if i want some inhuman semi-comedic non-sequitors, then you'll be the first i call.
#48 by Gunp01nt
2005-12-27 13:58:32
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Honeytoots:
What cliché?  Your constantly regaling us with tales of whatever rave/bar/etc you went to any given weekend, so naturally I assumed that's where you were meeting the girls you're talking about.


Nice to see you do read all my posts after all.

And who else could enter and leave the house without leaving footprints in the snow? Only Santa and the Easter Bunny. (And I was chilling with the Easter Bunny that night, so I know it wasn't him.)
#49 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 14:25:45
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Honeytoots?  The reasons you can't find a woman are getting clearer and clearer.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#50 by G-Man
2005-12-27 15:33:28
Ever since Warren lost his virginity he has had this whole smug sense of superiority thing going on.
#51 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 15:56:29
I'm going to try and really shake things up for myself in '06. Sell the shop, change in careers, college, a whole buncha crap. It's gonna be  a wacky one.

#52 by Anonymous
2005-12-27 15:58:05
So, what was your starting point G-Man?

#53 by lwf
2005-12-27 15:59:02
Good on you, Ray, in your position I know I would be paralyzed by fear of losing what if I were you I would have been too lazy to work so hard for.

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#54 by Anonymous
2005-12-27 16:00:45
Why not keep the shop and appoint someone as your replacement, Px?

#55 by Chunkstyle
2005-12-27 16:01:06
I thought you liked the shop, Penguin.

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#56 by lwf
2005-12-27 16:05:25
Someone else running the shop wouldn't value it the same was as Px, and hence probably run it into the ground. Better to sell it lock/stock while it is valuable.

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#57 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 16:08:37
That's the idea, lwf.

I've got enough stores to stay afloat whilst I try to pick up some new skills. We're in the middle of buying some commercial real estate that we can rent out and my wife's shop is starting up soon, etc. It's gonna be a fun year!

The shop's alright. I spend more time printing documents designed by other people than I do designing things. It's getting to be unfulfilling. I'd rather focus on Industrial Design so as to get into concept art or even just commercial illustration and real graphic design.

#58 by lwf
2005-12-27 16:13:23
What are you going to be taking at book learning college?

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#59 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 16:16:00
I'm checking to see what classes are part of the accelerated adult education courses at a few colleges around here. I haven't gotten that far with it. My wife and I only started to talk on it for about a week now. I'll definitely be delving into REAL art training and likely industrial design.

#60 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 16:25:44
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
That's awesome, Px!  Most people are afraid to take a risk like that.  Good luck!

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#61 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 16:28:09
Thanks. I've always felt a bit of a fraud, what with not ever having been educated on the particulars of design and all. I've been doing a host of self education on the subject lately and it's helped, yadda yadda. It was encouraging enough to look into going back to school. First, I need to get a GED. Working on that now.

#62 by schnee
2005-12-27 16:56:58
david@snowdesign.com
Or middle aged men pretending to be women.  Whatever works...

My sister met her husband online. Two friends met their significant others online (one married, another looks like they will be soon). Just sayin'.

#63 by lwf
2005-12-27 17:02:34
Didn't Warren meet his baysh at match.com?

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#64 by Caryn
2005-12-27 17:06:53
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Good for you, Px. Good luck with that. Change on that scale is scary but when it's something you want to do it will pay off well for you. It seems like a very natural direction for you to go in.

Current novel status: 9500 words
#65 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 17:07:03
Met my wife online as well.

#66 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 17:08:58
Thanks, Caryn. I'm excited! I'm sure you moving to Wisconsin was a huge change. Overall, how'd that work out?

#67 by lwf
2005-12-27 17:10:14
Well, she found religion.

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#68 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 17:11:54
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
My sister met her husband online. Two friends met their significant others online (one married, another looks like they will be soon). Just sayin'.

And I met my wife online.  It was a joke.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#69 by Caryn
2005-12-27 17:22:47
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Thanks, Caryn. I'm excited! I'm sure you moving to Wisconsin was a huge change. Overall, how'd that work out?

It's been awesome. Best move we ever made. We've got an awesome house, I love my work, and after a long period of frustration for my husband in job searching, he finally got a job with the City of Monroe (only ten minutes away) working with the water department, which is what he wanted to do. The little village we live in is really nice, and we have great neighbors (I'm baking some loaves of poppy seed egg bread today to take to them as gifts). We've made a lot of friends at Raven, which is nice -- working from home in California didn't give us much opportunity for socializing. And we love Wisconsin in general -- lots of rolling hills and farmland when we want to be around that kind of thing, but there's Madison with lots of quirky college city, hippie-enclave personality when we want that. People in this state are really, really friendly...even if they do tailgate on the roads like bastards. Overall, we've agreed that out of all the places we've lived -- Florida, New England, Georgia (for me), Wyoming, and California, we like Wisconsin the best in terms of the balance of people and nature (and Wyoming the best in terms of quietude and nature).

Now that Quake is done I've been put on one of our other projects where I'm learning an entirely new system of UI design, one that involves using 3D Studio Max, which means I get to learn that app, and that's fun.

Current novel status: 9500 words
#70 by Anonymous
2005-12-27 17:24:19
Use the [joke] tag next time!

#71 by Caryn
2005-12-27 17:28:36
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
PenguinX:

Thanks. I've always felt a bit of a fraud, what with not ever having been educated on the particulars of design and all.

You know, I know what you mean. I don't have any education in graphic design, which is what my job currently is. Everything I know has been self-taught. It hasn't been a problem at all, but I do feel like I should make an effort to get a more formal education in it. Since we've got the university in Madison, I've been thinking that further down the line this year I'd like to look into taking some graphic design classes.

Current novel status: 9500 words
#72 by jjohnsen
2005-12-27 17:34:28
http://www.johnsenclan.com
I'm happy for penguin because he knows what he wants to do.  I start my second semester in a week (after taking 5 years off), and still haven't decided on a major.  All I know is I hate my current job and I'm hoping a college degree will help me find something.  Now I just have to figure out what that something is going to be...


I will now go start a livejournal so I can write about how depressed I am.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#73 by Eric T. Cheng
2005-12-27 17:35:31
erictcheng@hotmail.com
Personally, I'd go for 3D Studio over Maya. It's one of those personal preference things, though.


More and more studios are using Maya over Max. Some shops use XSI. I have to take a crash course in Maya since my next project will be using Maya.

Kilt Wearing Pixel Pushing Monkey Boy
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#74 by Caryn
2005-12-27 17:39:32
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Yeah, we use Maya and XSI.

Current novel status: 9500 words
#75 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 17:47:39
A bunch of people recommend to me that I learn Maya over Max. With the recent buyout, though, I wonder what that'll be worth.

#76 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 17:48:08
It hasn't been a problem at all, but I do feel like I should make an effort to get a more formal education in it.


Same boat, different captain over here.

#77 by Eric T. Cheng
2005-12-27 17:54:19
erictcheng@hotmail.com
A bunch of people recommend to me that I learn Maya over Max. With the recent buyout, though, I wonder what that'll be worth.


Autodesk is keep Max and Maya separate and competitive for the next for years. $$$.

Maya caught up to Max in terms of low-poly modelling and UV mapping and, from I've been told by animators who have used both Max and Maya, has always been better for animation (Max 7.x finally has curves).

Kilt Wearing Pixel Pushing Monkey Boy
DVD Collection
GameGossip.com
#78 by "Knarf!"
2005-12-27 19:20:37
no no
Be able to do a perfect Marichyasana I pose in yoga


That's some fucked up shit.  Why would you want to do that?  Looks like you can get a job at the circus pretty easily once you master it.
#79 by Gunp01nt
2005-12-27 19:55:41
supersimon33@hotmail.com
PC gaming isn't dead! Apache says so.

And who else could enter and leave the house without leaving footprints in the snow? Only Santa and the Easter Bunny. (And I was chilling with the Easter Bunny that night, so I know it wasn't him.)
#80 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 20:01:36
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
With writing like this, you know he's a real growed up journalist:

Do I care if Gamebox 360 is winning against Playtendo or Lamestation? Umm.... no?


Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#81 by Hugin
2005-12-27 20:08:07
lmccain@nber.org
The next sentence is a real winner too Warren.

I can tell you with all sincerity that I am equally ambiguous to every console platform known to man.



"Ambiguous"?  Sigh.
#82 by jjohnsen
2005-12-27 20:14:12
http://www.johnsenclan.com
So UT2007 is coming out on the PS3.  Does that mean it's not going to be on the 360?  None of the stuff I've read has said yes or no.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#83 by Squeaky
2005-12-27 20:17:45
PS3 and PC only. x360 is getting Gears of War.

Aeternum vale
#84 by Squeaky
2005-12-27 20:18:05
From the rumours I've heard, anyway.

Aeternum vale
#85 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 20:23:45
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Not sure what to say so not saying anything.

DENIED!

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#86 by Chunkstyle
2005-12-27 20:27:39
Aw.

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#87 by Ergo
2005-12-27 20:28:35
Cocktease.

When I was sixteen, my father was the most ignorant man in the world. By the time I reached 21, I was surprised at how much he had learned in five years.
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#88 by jjohnsen
2005-12-27 22:12:03
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Thats ok.  I wasn't trying to force Warren into giving out inside info, just hoped someone had heard more than I.  Thanks Squeaky.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#89 by LordDrucifer
2005-12-27 22:41:26
Yasta11@hotmail.com
Does anyone have any idea about the online capability of the ps3?

Are we going to be stuck in the playstation dark ages yet again or will the online capabilities of the ps3 be equal or greater than the original xbox live?

Slack ass, slap face, slack rope, and slap Bass. Fold in a cup of cocaine. Now you have Drucifer's Quintessence.
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