I usually don’t say that to rain by any means.
In fact just after round the bays walking on concrete waiting on concrete and other such things I was happy to get off my feet and onto my ass.
For 2 days it was mostly ok then on tuesday night the rain came down.
Its been doing that for the last 4.5 days solid now.
Still I was not idol.
I saw friends on friday, had lunch with grandpa on wednesday, managed somehow to train with towels on bars, and inside the house, and managed to go out a couple times though my eyes get glared out a lot of the time now.
I also managed to complete the process of renewing my passport and putting it into the government realme id database which I have been wanting to do since I set up a few years ago.
Over that, codecguide is up to 12.99 so the next update will be a major version.
Sonnar has still no news though our cricket game has been aknowledged by some more users so that at least is nice to know.
I also got a look at the description and that was good to.
So I am back reading red rising book 1, and in 2.5 hours now I will be finnished with that.
I havn’t slept as much as I would like as its been hot, so I have gotten a few hours waking between 4.30 and 5.00 in the morning.
I have used these early hours lieing on my bed to read the majorly huge files on my book player.
The next 2 books should be more split so I can read them when on my own system and it should in theory mean I won’t need to bother that much.
Meanwhile I am approach the final missions of eurofly, I have 7 and a third missions to complete and that will be it.
Rockywaters is getting close to release of the game I mentioned last week.
Its been hinted to us that its going to be that way and I can tell you its epic, 30 levels of play, a little left to flesh but the thing is basically finnished.
I am looking forward to <reality which is a visual renpy novel which will be coming out next month and which dispite its semi crazy screens is half way accessible, the story is pritty decent, covering a lot of things.
Ie you play games and test games.
So you test games for a company that wants you to test this new game in vertual reality and its like the matrix.
But ofcause there is a dark side, game wouldn't be fun otherwise.
I forget if I brought the game or not, but I must have as I am getting news, oh man is it really cool.
You start the game in another game, its all gaming and message boards and the like and is really cool.
I got bored on thursday and searched for remixes, I found a free game music collection by a band called zircon, and after only a little listening put the 50 bucks in and got their entire album set, and its all electronic disco, really good to play games to.
Anyway bar some slow net which seems ok now everyone here is ok, but I know others near rivers, etc are not.
Worse is that if anything breaks chances are it will not get fixed till this storm goes.
We survive for now as long as nothing dies.
later for now.
Well its been a while.
Lets run it backwards shell we?
No news on sonnar from last post.
My work with rockywaters is going well with the release of a planets game and more work with a space invaders like game or the second version of it.
Round the bays was really good, this year there were jazz, scotish and drummer bands as well as a cheer leader squad.
In the week before I went to queenstown.
The first day was spent on an old steam ship the earnslaw, with a stop at walter peak station for scones and a tour which was interesting.
The next day a little walk round the city followed by the wedding which was quite good no complaints bar the day service which was quite hot.
On saturday we went to wanaka to see friends and sunday we went home.
Between all of those activities we went to arrowtown and saw thhe chinese exibit, went several times to a place called patagonia selling chocolate from bars to beans to biscuits to well drinks, nuts and all.
Chilly, ginger and lavenda which I never tried.
We never had coffee with us but we had it out instead.
4 days with no training, no time constraints, no internet and the fact I could eat and live like a rich bugger even though the acomodation was quite basic.
I also enjoyed blue cod and also had a lunch in a vinyard which was nice.
One night we went to flame which was basically steak, ribbs and such and ordered to much the food was really good and leftovers became lunch the next day.
Updates were released when I came back as part of ms update releases for february, they included, flash, the malware tool, and office updates.
Bar later skype and codecguide releases not much more has happened.
There is a linux skype in development and now a lite skype app for india.
With the end of the global gamdev gdc conference soniss released their latest 20gb soundpack which I got.
Over that all I have done is finnish setting up things for mum on her phone.
Little else to say bar that it appears dropbox no longer updates thheir release notes but the software is updated.
Another teamtalk update and thats about it.
One thing though before I leave, had work last monday doing that evaluation I mentioned and it was good.
It ended up with me, the boss and another guy chatting about the bosses trips and such eating chilly 12 inch pizzas.
I was quite full and my stomach didn’t like me at all.
Still it was fun.
I also got some presents for jono’s birthday.
Not sure when I will be writing another blog.
Its probably going to be when something happens.
Oh before I go I got access to mum’s phone and loaded some better less crappy ringtones on it.
Well this week has little new in it.
Due to ms having issues with its updates there were no updates this week, amd, adobe piriform and a smattering of others have updates though.
Over that, I have been working with rockywaters and today I may actually get back to that.
In the sonnar news not much has happened except that things are progressing nicely.
We are on track for some game releases this month some point.
We already have released a cricket game, but thats about it.
We are still working on future proofing our business and how we see ourselves funded past the end of the initial kickstart cycle.
One of those could be steam which I am totally against due to valve not caring enough to make their stuff work and or some web method via our site.
This is probably only going to effect our pc users which account for 4% of our gaming market, our primary focus is on android and ios devices.
Last night a local iphone users conference revealed that we are on the right track people want more quizz and word games and want us to continue with our excellent soundscapes which ofcause we will do.
Word games and the like won’t break the bank certainly they are simple to do and should fit the small game portfolio easily enough as we wait for our bigger projects to come on stream.
At any rate we plan to release smaller games betwene the big things as it is.
Over that I have continued to make sure everything works as it should, everything seems fine and everything works as expected.
See last week’s blog for what I will be doing for the next while that has not changed.
Look at technology.jaredrimer.net for this week’s editorials.
Little has gone on up to now.
Worked on some more stuff for sonnar, then I fucked up with some communications, so it wasn’t much.
Went out with grandpa and had lunch, weather was really hot but now its back to semi cool but nice.
Tonight there’s this party of one of our naibours at our house, tomorrow I may be going out not sure, sunday is walk as normal.
Next week is my grandpa’s 90th at my uncle’ john’s new house.
Week after that I am in queenstown for a wedding and a tour then after that there is the round the bays on sunday the 5th march.
Then nothing till some time in june and then only a day of something then nothing till christmas bar people going away.
And thats about all that.
I did more testing for rockywaters if you can even call that work to.
Welcome to another blog posting.
This week has been unusually busy.
I have spent a lot of the time assembling flatpack shelving units for my aunt for storing things and this has taken a lot of my time.
I also went to see a friend north of auckland and got stuck in traffic.
Otherwise I have helped my grandpa with several bits and bobs as well as gone out to lunch with family and the like.
Tomorrow there is a jazz thing somewhere and today I am going to town soonish
On the tech front, little has been done as such, a few updates but nothing that major.
Amd released another monthly update but thats about it.
Spent a day with jono again in which we got food and mucked about once again.
Summer has finally started.
Its finally hot!
Sadly for me this doesn’t mean work stops, since it is now february, and therefore business starts, work continues.
If you have not read the sonnarnews wordpress blog allready, work has restarted and things seem to be on track.
I have a work mail address email@example.com
This is not my personal email so I don’t mind blabbing round the net with it, its only for business use.
So far the only thing I have used for it is to set up the wordpress blog, I am not going to set it up for any forum, I’ll just logon as me like normal.
If it ever comes to it I may use it for skype use but I am not sure.
Desmos came back and got me to test their calculator and aggreed to do it all over email.
I have done that though I am no math guru and it works but ofcause thats about all I can test.
Still waiting on auckland uni, I will be offline for 4 days starting on the 23rd.
As with everything, I will probably not have time to be online so I won’t.
When I return therefor there will be a day or 2 where I play catch up.
Straight after that is the round the bays run, and I know a month after that people go away for various things after which things should settle down for a little.
laters till next time.
Thought I’d better update the blog.
Ok so serviced uncle al’s systems.
As usual interesting issue sets.
Lots of malware, maybe we need to reeducate users on what to click.
Ie, those interesting windows updates that appear on your screen while you brouse the web are certinly not to be clicked.
However those updaters in your system tray that are installed and clearly advertise themselves should be clicked.
Reinstalled fucked up realtech drivers on the desk server that were never setup.
Reported issues with language, why does ms have language pack if you can’t switch varients.
In 10 latest build its impossible to switch from us to any other language dialect without windows becoming unstable.
And why when you install do you have to download files from 2 places in control panel and settings, thats just totally dumb.
The realtech site died and came back.
amd drivers 17.1 realtech hd 2.81, java 8.121 dropbox 16.4.30 officially out but internally updates itself to 17.4.33 which appears nowhere online to get so who knows whats going on.
Teamtalk 5.2 calibre 2.71 ccleaner 5.26.
Skype whatever the latest is it came out.
Klite codecs 12.80.
Flash whatever that is now is out.
Windows has finally fixed the same input device bug.
So you can now insert devices like flash and external hdds in your system and be able to use them without permition errors.
Job wise I have started and got the preamble of another evaluation job at auckland uni for an hour.
Should be good.
On the house front we got our roof blasted yesterday and thats done now just needs painting.
We got a large storm last night which was loud.
On a personal note, I have some fungus issues everywhere as usual.
Went to the doctor and he gave me some pills not more cream told me to stop it and thats fine.
Have been unable to sleep continuously waking up in the middle of the night for the last 2 nights for no reason.
I have a wedding in queenstown near end of february.
Also, after sound issues I managed to make system not work last night but got it fixed.
Happy new year all and welcome to another, oh wait, um who put that drink on the table!
Its new year and right off the bat, little has happened.
With some family away coming back today maybe its been quiet.
I didn’t celebrate outside and its good I didn’t as my parents only came back at 3 am yesterday.
Little has been done so far, I had my first walk in the bush reserve by our place on saturday and we had a family reunion with some distant cousins yesterday which was interesting.
I have yet to service computers for uncle al.
I have been reading red rising by perce brown and its good.
Ofcause that was before yesterday when its now hot, and so the time for staying inside is about over.
I need to finnish things but yeah.
First update day is wednesday.
So far not much to report, codecguide released a codec update to update their audio player which may or may not be usefull and one of my lesser programs got updated.
Teamtalk got a update at least for beta to 5.2.0 which is not ready to go but yeah its out on beta now.
I am unsure what I will be doing today.
I may or may not go out but if I don’t I am seriously thinking that with the lack of activity I may sim.
Then again, maybe I should get my fat nigger ass off of that here chair and actually try to be constructive for once.
Its only 2 days I need to do that, and then 3 more maybe after that, and then next week, it will be back to near normal, except that I hope that things continue at least for a little quietly.
The next major event for me is the round the bays funrun in march this year.
Before that, there is a wedding and tour to do next month’s end.
Laters just now.