Over the last week I was busy boxing up all my stuff and trying to coordinate all my services (cable, internet, electricity, etc.) to have things ready for my move, and this weekend I got everything moved over – I am now officially moved out of my old apartment, and living with my girlfriend at the new one. There are still a lot of boxes to sort through, but the computer is set up, the Xbox is up and running, and… I’ve got no internet yet!
You see, me being the master planner that I am, only called up AT&T to transfer my existing phone and internet service on friday of last week. This translates into my landline being moved today and my internet being reconnected on Wednesday. Not an entirely raw deal, as I can go about most of my business without it – I’ve got plenty of games that need playing, and the aforementioned boxes to unpack. Still, it has been an inconvenience when I’ve needed to get phone numbers and other information which I normally collect from the internet in about 5 seconds, but now have to obtain either by searching the phone book or calling up 411, both of which are expensive prospects in time and money respectively.
At first I was tempted to activate my cell phone’s limited internet capabilities (by adding a $5-a-month charge to my plan), but being through the bulk my time without the internet now, I think I’ll just wait it out.
Being without the worldwide time sink that is the internet, I’ve also had some time (between games and unpacking, of course) to think about some of the GM content I want to release here on my site in the near future, particularly of the example and tutorial flavor. I still want to put together a simple tutorial about how to make that animated water texture I introduced in my 3D example, as well as an example for the fire particles I used in Sun Sun Der, and a few other small things. I should have plenty of time to work on a couple of these over the next few days, so we’ll see what I can come up with. If anyone has any ideas about what they’d want to see, please let me know in the comments below.
Anyway, I just wanted to write a little about where I am with my GM work, and offer an explanation as to why you might not have seen me on AIM / MSN / XBL / GMC / etc over the weekend. Thanks for reading, and again, please let me know of any examples / tutorials you might want to see, preferably graphics oriented.
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