Apologies for the Absence


Has it really been over a week since I’ve posted here?  Well, my apologies for the delay – it’s been a busy time for me over the last week, and I just haven’t been able to find the time to write anything.  I’ve meant to though, so hopefully I’ll be getting back on track with this post.  In the interest of everyone’s time, here’s a quick list of everything I’ve been up to over the last couple of weeks that has contributed, in one way or another, to my lag in blog posts:

  • Met my brother at a bar and watched my dad play music for a few hours; I also saw a woman drop a cake straight onto the floor of a bar
  • Took a trip to San Francisco for my work, got halfway there, and then realized my boss had texted me the night before to tell me the trip was off
  • Worked on a game that you might just see on TV someday (hopefully!)
  • Took another trip to San Francisco for my work, and was nearly late to the meeting because I followed my own directions wrong
  • Worked on a redesign for my blog, scrapped it, then started working on it again
  • Fixed a long-standing server bug in the Reflect system (thanks for the help, Matt!)
  • Worked on a redesign for Reflect Games, scrapped it, then started working on it again
  • Watched the two hour long season premiere for Lost, and the hour long preview before it
  • Finished Fallout 3 (goody-two-shoes style)
  • Went home to see my dad before he had to have a minor procedure done at the hospital (he’s doing fine now, thankfully)
  • Played some quality Team Fortress 2 with Yourself (alltalk servers are basically Skype on steroids, eh?)
  • Finished Prince of Persia (need to play it again for achievements)
  • Got my previous landlord to drop a bogus move-out bill after catching their cheating, and exposing it to them
  • Released a Windows Vista / Windows 7 compatible version of Linked
  • Began learning Visual Basic all over again
  • Watched a few classic episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with my mom
  • Rediscovered my love for Joe Frank (an awesome radio show)
  • Bought World of Goo on Steam
  • Almost finished reading Lord of the Rings (I’m on page 947 now!)
  • And probably a lot more stuff that I can’t remember right now, due to the ever-growing fatigue I’m feeling from writing such a long list!

Anyway, you probably get the idea – I’ve been a bit busy.  I’ll try to get back on th blog a bit more this week though…  I’ve got a lot of stuff I want to talk about, but which I just haven’t had the time to organize into coherent sentences yet.

Thanks to everyone who continues to read my sparse posts – I appreciate it!

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  1. Dangerous_Dave - Over a year ago

    I just finished World of Goo two days ago. Pretty cool game. And there’s a Mac version :).

  2. Yourself - Over a year ago

    My clan server is pretty good, but the problem is it’s either empty, 3v3, or full (and when it’s 3v3 it’s usually just us screwing around and alltalk is on). I played a few good rounds there today (while the server was full). It’s just weird that there’s like never just 20 people on. It’s 0, 6, or 32 (actually the clan leader idles in the server almost constantly to keep the server from dropping off the list, I think).

  3. xot - Over a year ago

    What is this? Twitter Digest? Playing the World of Goo demo right now. Very impressive work, I’m surprised at the quality of the presentation, and turning rubbery Verlet integration into Goo is inspired. Looks like a winner, although I’m not 100% sold yet. Too many unplayed games already on the roster, including Team Fortress 2.

  4. FredFredrickson - Over a year ago

    @Dave – I made it fairly far into the demo (or so it seemed) and it reminded me a lot of Lemmings… a game I had hours of fun and frustration with in my younger days. Hopefully I can continue to have fun with the full game, once I get around to playing it some more.

    @Yourself – I’ll have to jump in your clan server one of these days… just so long as I get <100 ping there. Anything over that and I feel like I'm shooting blanks, I'm afraid.

    @Xot - Twitter? Noooo! Hehe, but yeah - I've got a fair amount of games on my plate too, but I figured I might as well pick some up while they're on my mind, and they'll always be around for me to play later. And I know that's the same philosophy those Tivo people use who wind up with a hundred unwatched episodes of their second-favorite show recorded, but with no time to watch 'em... but I will play all these games. I will!

  5. Dangerous_Dave - Over a year ago

    My girlfriend and I played through WoG demo for a few days, getting right through after playing for many hours. So I went and bought the game and spent the next week or two playing through it. The ones I got stuck on seemed quite obvious once I worked them out.

  6. Yourself - Over a year ago

    @Yourself – I’ll have to jump in your clan server one of these days… just so long as I get <100 ping there. Anything over that and I feel like I’m shooting blanks, I’m afraid.

    I know what you mean. I still haven’t figured out whether TF2 wants me to lead a target when I’m lagging or aim at where the target appears (which seems to work more often).

  7. Yourself - Over a year ago

    Always forget I’m not on a forum when I reply here.

  8. FredFredrickson - Over a year ago

    Don’t worry buddy – I fixed it. :D

  9. Yourself - Over a year ago



  10. FredFredrickson - Over a year ago


    Basic HTML works – BB Code doesn’t.

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