Category: Rambling

Why are we still doing this?

Software development is still a slog. “I need three monitors.” I think to myself, as I work on a feature that requires several microservices to be updated, which means I also need the database admin open, Postman open, I need to open Docker to run Kafka or Elastic Search or whatever, plus my notes. If …

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Plans and time

[A post-it note with a drawing of an old person with a walker and a laptop on the walker. The text reads: Don’t worry, you can do your gamedev when you’re retired*! * Retirement not guaranteed for millennials, gen Z, and later.] I’ve been thinking a lot about goals lately, and just in general not …

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Project slump – Analysis Paralysis

I’m working full time now, and I’m still adjusting to it. January I had time to work on a game (Math Kingdom Quest) and February we were in India most of the month. Now I’m finding myself in a project slump, and the longer I sit in this slump the more frustrated I feel. Project …

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Money stress

Me: I want to work on my own business! I’m not going to work full time for now! School loans: Hey, I’m over here. Car: Oh I guess I won’t start anymore. Computer: *gasp* *wheeze* Husband: Don’t worry about getting a full time job. All the expenses: HHEEELLLLLOOO?!?!? Me: *Depression sleeps*

Email is obsolete

When was the last time email was actually useful? If my students have a question, I’d much rather them text me to make sure I can find their messages – my work inbox is so full of extraneous stuff that I lose so many student emails. Plus, with Canvas, I essentially have two inboxes for …

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Let’s take a step back

When I think about what I get out of Social Media, and what I wish it looked like… …I just think of blogs and RSS feeds. Of course blogs weren’t the best for keeping up with everybody back in the day – everyone had blogs on different services, and they lacked privacy settings except in …

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Social Ocean

THERE ARE TOO MANY SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. Seriously, I’d love to just post in one place (my “hub”), and then have my hub forward that post to all my social media platforms, or easily select which posts to send to my @Moosader accounts (Twitter/Facebook/Mastodon), and which posts to send to my @rejcx Rachel accounts (Twitter/Facebook/Mastodon/Diaspora), …

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Status of Moosader projects

Just to barf onto “paper” somewhere… Undead Debt – active development (Fall/Winter 2018) Ghosts – Intern visual novel – to be finished early 2019 Dance Competition – on hold Flipside Fairytales: Sleeping Beauty – to be finished early 2019 The internship program is paused for Q4 because of holidays and school! 😛 We will resume …

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Exhaustion, depression, and directionlessness

Maybe if I hadn’t been so over-worked the last two years, I would be willing to stick with it longer. But, working up to 12-hour-days on days I have class, and then spending so much of my time off-campus also at a computer working – prepping, grading, answering questions, etc. – has thoroughly burnt me …

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I miss Fin ‘N’ Kit

Where I was, job-wise Back in 2012 I quit my job as a software developer and decided to go back to school and use this chance to try to make and publish games. I was so sick of working in the basement in a 6’x6’x6′ cubicle (in retrospect, I was lucky to have a cubicle!) …

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