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State Shot Glass project

January 18th, 2014

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For everyone who doesn’t know (I talk about it so much) I’ve been collecting state shot glasses. Whenever I travel, I have to think if I bought a shot glass while I was there before. NOW! I don’t have to wonder any more.

I’ve created an application on my website that allows me to look and see which shot glasses I’ve already purchased (So I can avoid buying a 3rd Texas shot glass >: \) and shot glasses that have been purchased for me.

This game that I’m playing is all about me traveling more and seeing the states. That being said, part of the game is me actually being there, so I’m discouraging people from purchasing state shot glasses and giving them to me.

SO! 11 down 40 to go! (I’m counting Washington D.C. in that list)

Happy 2014

January 18th, 2014

I’m hopefully not going to regret this post in 7 months. Hopefully I keep my New Years Resolution which I fail every year of blogging more. So, here are a list of goals I hope to keep this year.

  1. Finish Updating TroyDPatterson.com Goodness it’s been 4 years I haven’t finished yet
  2. Finish Icarus Ascend See above comment of it being 4 years
  3. Finish Pinball Machine Personal project for more than 4 years that I’ve been making killer progress on
  4. Learn Unity

That doesn’t seem to be too tough. I’ve started over programming Icarus Ascend (again), I’ve dumped making my own level creator for a better tool. I’ve passed information on the game off to various audio guys that I know and I believe I have a guy for the music (I don’t want to make any promises that I’ll regret in another year)

As far as TroyDPatterson.com goes, I’ve completed the base update and just haven’t updated this site yet. I have the site working in HTML5 (not because I hate flash, I just hate that so much of my traffic came from iOS devices… mainly mine). I’ve dumped the 3 section system (Toolbox, Developer, and Play) it just didn’t make any sense. I completed the migration as you can see from earlier posts, and now I have a bit more stability and freedom.

I’ve had a few things with my pinball machine get pushed to the wayside as work picked up. It eventually had to be shelved until I got/get more free time.

I’ve been meaning to learn Unity for years now, and it’s getting worse now! After I finish Icarus Ascend I’m going to move on to actually learning it. First… I have to finish Icarus.

Be Well, All.
(Have we done this before?)