Archive for September, 2009
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
This didn’t come out right, but I’ve actually got too much good stuff going on right now to give a shit. I’ll just keep that black bar on this photo; the only thing missing is some road, and who cares about that?
See, I got important news. I’m an employee again, not just a contractor anymore. No contract work, no freelance work, none of that mess. Just a steady check every two weeks, and a lot of peace of mind.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Sometimes during this Project 365, I have uploaded stuff a day late. I usually have an alright excuse; this time, it was because I realized not long before midnight that my camera’s battery was dead, which means I couldn’t upload, as I don’t have card reader.
Anyway, this shot was taken at the beginning of one of my many recent extra long work days. I got in at six in the morning, and didn’t get out until around eight at night. I’ve been racking up almost 40 hours every three days lately. And somehow, I’m still functional!
Monday, September 28th, 2009
Today was the nicest day, weather-wise, in a very long time—in fact, it almost felt like the beginning of autumn, as it should. This gives me an sliver of hope that this year autumn and winter might average something less than the 95-degrees they usually do. It’s been a hot year, and I’d like to cool off for a while.
I need to cool off as well. I’m firing on all cylinders all the time lately.
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
I came in to work today to put about a full shift. Normally, Sundays have been underwhelming, serving to remind me that another weekend has gone by that I basically slept in and sat around playing video games. This time, I was making money instead.
I’d work all day every day if I were able. This was shot around downtown Orlando while I drove around making time for someone I was meeting (but didn’t) in the area. At least I got a pretty decent sunset shot out of it!
Saturday, September 26th, 2009
As has been the weekend routine lately, I drove around through places in Orlando I’ve never been before, and made connections between those and the ones I already know, expanding my know-how of the area I’m in. What can I say, I love to drive, and find new and interesting things.
Interesting things like this, a mural with dinosaurs checking out a guy painting. It’s not the first strange thing of this sort I’ve seen around, and not the first dinosaur, either. In fact, I’ve seen far, I’ve seen more dinosaurs, and UFOs in Orlando that I’m seeing a trend.
But I don’t know what to make of it.
Friday, September 25th, 2009
I’ve been drawing and doodling again, and this is what my drawings have been looking like lately. This is what I drew on my note paper during meetings at work every day this week. it started as a doodle in a corner, and gradually overtook most of the page like a spreading bacteria. I’m going to keep exploring this style.
Got VMWare and Windows Vista installed on the Mac at work, and breathed a sigh of relief. Windows looks quite nice on the iMac’s 24″ monitor. I’ll be seeing more of that monitor this weekend, as I’ll be working on the weekend for (I think) the third weekend in a row. Basically, with the extra hours I’ve been pulling in, I do believe I see a camera upgrade in the very near feature. D90 kit, here I come!
Thursday, September 24th, 2009
This was the second 13-hour day in about as many weeks; I’m definitely going to be pulling in extra money during this crunch time. The more hours I work, the sooner I can climb out of the debt that unemployment has dumped me in. Fantastic.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
Looks like I’m going to be going in to work earlier and getting out later for a while. This, I’m told, is not uncommon toward the end of a big project, but it’s going to be the first time I have to burn the midnight oil to finish up a project like this.
I’ve got very little to go home to, to be honest, so I’ve jumped at any opportunities to come in early, leave late, or work weekends. What I discovered during my eight-month stint of unemployment was that I’ve got almost no life outside of work, and that rather than explore that, I prefer filling the time with more work. I can worry about everything else when I’ve got more income.
I love waking up in the darkness and heading off to work before most.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
This shot’s pretty much untouched; I don’t upload anything totally untouched that often, but the morning looked perfect, and I couldn’t think of anything that needs to be tweaked.
I’ve been doing a lot of coding stuff and less graphics stuff lately, as this project gets closer to finished.
Monday, September 21st, 2009
This week has gotten off to quite a start. I didn’t get out of work until 9 PM, making it a solid 12-hour work day. And during those 12 hours, I cut through a bunch of mostly coding-related loose ends, so I’m about burned out for the day.
I made progress on some house-related repairs; I’ve got someone coming in this Thursday to fix the garbage disposal unit and a broken window. Then, I need to finally get some painting finished over the weekend, and a lot of cleaning (and throwing shit away). And that’s when the house will start looking (and feeling) right gain.
As for this shot, I took this shot added some bokeh from an out-of-focus version of the same shot, and played around a little with it and ended up with this look.