I have hardly had any time at all in the last few months to update the blog. Between working out, working on the various podcasts, the tenth anniversary of Radio Free Cybertron and the two jobs, my free time has been at a premium. Of course, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I spent the first 2/3 of my life in a sedentary state, I am now basically a busy body.
On the horizon are many interesting prospects. I’m doing some web work on the side again, which I have often shrugged off due to lack of interest but if the project is large and interesting enough, I can be pulled in. I’m looking to get into programming more. REALLY get into it. I’ve been able to skirt around the edges of the code monkey jungle for the last ten years but with the new job, I see more need and opportunities to do so. There are a lot of multimedia needs at the new job. My job has primarily been composed of graphics work, which was not at all what I was anticipating but with the pending purchase of some fancy (yet cost effective) equipment, things are going to turn a corner very soon. I am very close to finally wrapping up the MAME cabinet project. I disassembled the cabinet for some tweaking and I have yet to put it back together. It’s really no more than four or five hours work. The podcast has BLOWN UP. Bringing RFC back was like finding a long lost piece of myself. It’s been really fulfilling and FUN bringing it back. It’s really better now than it ever was, both quality-wise and satisfaction-wise. The podcast has allowed me to reconnect with many friends from my past with whom I’d hardly communicated with in years.
I turned thirty earlier this year. In my youth I saw thirty as really old. All things considered, I am more physically fit than I was at half my current age. I don’t feel old. Though, admittedly, I don’t feel as fit as I did two-to-three years ago. I am working hard to get back into that prime-of-life state that I occupied when I was taking my fitness and conditioning seriously. I am close to a breakthrough and I am very excited with it.
Thanks to my pal Rob Springer, I have a new appreciation of bacon.
All things considered, these are the best days of my life so far. I am genuinely excited for the future.
[Editorial Note: Three days after completing this blog post, Brian Kilby’s plane was shot down over the Sea of Japan…it spun in. There were no survivors.]