I’m frankly a little surprised at the popularity of this show. If that sounds like a lack of confidence, it’s really more of a lack of marketing. I haven’t gone internet crazy with this thing at all. Yet the show is gaining a nice little crowd. I still intend to keep this project fairly separate from Mental Interface, but I’ll mention the shows here as they are published.
Archive for June, 2007
I know people with vacation houses. Every now and then, they invite me to visit. It’s always nice, but it got me thinking. If I ever had the money and the inclination to buy a vacation house, what would it be like?
A lot of people buy houses near golf courses, so it’s convenient to play every day that they are there. I hate golf.
Others will buy houses near water so that they can go boating. I get seasick and I despise working on boats.
It was suggested to me that perhaps a beach house would be nice because everyone likes to go the beach. Meh.
If a vacation house lets you get away and do things that you like to do, then I guess mine would be a cave with a 100 inch television. It would have broadband, high end computers and all the gaming platforms available. Then I was thinking, why would I bother with creating this environment when I can just do all that stuff at home?
Maybe I’m just not the vacation home type of person.
Tomorrow I am beginning my work at home “vacation.” Some people work at home regularly. For me it is a fairly rare experience. I’ll grant you that a pure vacation without work duties would be better. Just the same, I’m looking forward to being home in my home office working away.
There are many advantages. I don’t have to get dressed up. The bathroom is much closer (and for that matter, cleaner). I have free access to all the food I could want at any time. The biggest advantage is that I will be able to work on this project with few interruptions.
Of course there are disadvantages. All my toys are here. I will need to use the discipline imposed by the Friday deadline to ignore the entertainment at my fingertips and press on.
I think it will be a very positive week indeed.
I’ve debated talking about this podcast on Mental Interface. I wanted to keep it separate, but at the same time, it’s worth mentioning here. I’m involved in it, so I should discus it.
The concept behind Over 40 Gamer is to discuss gaming with a segment of the population that is under represented. Compared to typical demographics, this type of person makes up a small part of the population. Nevertheless, it’s a group that needs a voice.
If you are 1) over 40 and 2) you like gaming at all, give it a listen. If you’re under 40 and you want to hear gaming discussed from an ENTIRELY different perspective, then give it a shot too.