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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Random post

"In our real lives, there's also always the next level we're chasing after....But really, there are few blessings in life that are quite so great as to be able to spend one's days laboring creatively in the service of something that one genuinely loves. This is really the dream all game creators are living with all the time."
- Alex Rigopulos, Harmonix Music Systems

I believe this quote is from a keynote at GDC06. With E3 '07 coming up I thought it was worth posting. I've had it sitting on my desktop for a while. It just... sounds good. It's sort of the explanation of where I wish I was. And hey - yay for E3!

On a different note, I've just deleted a whole lot of long draft posts from my blogger account. Most of them were disections of topics I feel strongly about - science vs. God, family, politics, etc. Mostly they were motivated by something I'd read and felt compelled to respond. However, I deleted them because of the realisation that my posting them achieves nothing. I can have very little impact on anything that goes beyond my immediate circle of influence. So I give up. I think that's why I've stopped posting so much on here. Random life events aren't something people care about reading, and the rants I post have little affect on anything.

I'll probably post more family-related stuff once the new bubba arrives, but beyond that... I don't know.


Tam said...
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Tam said...

I kind of like reading random posts. And while I'm probably assuming correctly that almost noone reads my posts anymore, I enjoy looking back at them and remembering the events that caused me to create them.

I'm also optimistic that at some point in time someone might stumble accross my blog and find something inspiring. (But then again I do spend a lot of time of various forums.) I like clicking the next blog button, and often find points of interest to which I return, and like to think that someone else might as well.

Ultimately though, I keep posting because I like the visual history of my life existing somewhere, even if it could all be lost in a moment...

[w00t for Transformers! (Saw the movie yesterday and highly recommend it...)]

Joel Baltaks said...

Yeah, good thought there on values in life. Certainly, spending productive time doing something you enjoy is a very nice thing.

I really enjoy this blog as a breath of fresh air now and then - you provoke alot of thought. Plus I enjoy a good debate.