etc. May 21, 2011

The last few months have been kind crazy for me professionally as well as personally. I’m not at liberty to talk about most of it, but probably the biggest thing is that I was sued for some insanely stupid stuff. That in turn has kind of I don’t know, put a lot of other things off the table for the moment. Most days I feel like my mind is trying to fragment itself, so I kind of grasp and gravitate towards small things that I can actually solve.

On the proj. front I’ve been thinking of taking the not-updated-for-x64-architecture UHARC compression and seeing if I can port it to x64. This isn’t a requirement but sort of a simple need of mine as I have some thing compressed in the old 0.2 format that is apparently unreadable currently. It’s not a deal-breaker, but I sure would appreciate being able to get that data back. I’ve written the author for permission considering it’s apparently released under GPL, but I don’t know what the response will be. I’m not sure I’m really ready to reverse-engineer a 16-bit app into a new architecture, but perhaps that’s the challenge. Maybe this that tipping point where you just decide to go for it and not look back.

On the biz side of things, I’ve realized that I need to ramp up on my Medialon development and exposure. Medialon is a great system used to coordinate technical elements in a show: Barco lighting panels, Christie projectors, actuators and pistons, the whole nine. I’ve been working with it off and on for a few years with the tech, but I think I need to really start advertising it. My problem is just one of finding the problem too large at the moment, bringing me to my next point.

We ducked out to Ocean Shores for the weekend which is great. I’m already very relaxed and I suddenly feel ready to take on these challenges. My problem is that this will evaporate a few days into returning to Seattle. I’ve gotta find a way to get out here more often, or maybe by myself for a couple of days once in a while.

I find myself completely obsessed with the late 1940’s right now. I’m thoroughly enjoying playing through L.A. Noire and I’m listening to Lionel Hampton radio on I’m also interested in checking out some more mystery novels, a genre that I’ve probably neglected since my teen years. I’m hoping to keep this good feeling rolling for a bit.

And maybe a bit less time between updates.