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Sorry for no updates last week: I had the flu and was stuck to my bed. I updated some links on the blog though, including adding a journalism page where you can find articles I’ve written for other sites.

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I started this blog thinking that I would have the time and will-power to constantly teach myself new things every week. Turns out that, even though I’m always learning new things, they’re not always worthy of writing an entire blog post about.

Secondly, I’ve noticed that my posts are leaning more and more towards simply being opinion pieces instead of walking people through a learning process. With that in mind, I’ll be changing the name and description of the site to something that encompasses both learning new things and expounding on existing opinions about video games and what nots.

Bear with me as I bare my soul until the fibers of my mind are threadbare. Also, bear:

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It looks like I’m starting to stretch myself a bit thin, what with my family, my day job, and all the writing I’ve been doing lately. For that reason, rather than posting every weekday, I will only be posting something on Wednesdays and Fridays. I’m hoping that, in addition to stressing me out a lot less, this will increase the quality of content.

Try not to make too much noise as you cry yourself to sleep, pining for more flippedStomach Contents.

I’ll be going out of town starting tomorrow night so I won’t be writing any new entries until at least Sunday night. Sunday afternoon, however, I’m going to a talk on video game writing by two writers who worked at BioWare on Mass Effect (2 & 3) and the new Dragon Age game, so I’m sure I’ll have lots to talk about when I get back! See you then!

I’ve been looking into different Computer Science programs in my area, hoping to find something that’s accessible and that will (maybe) still let me work and make a decent wage. I really don’t know where to start.

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There are a few programs that boast a focus on game development, something I’m obviously interested in, but I’m still flip-flopping on whether it’s a good idea or not. Even though I may seem to be a pillar of strength and self-confidence in my posts on this blog, I actually doubt myself a lot. I keep telling myself that I can wade through all this programming stuff on my own, that it’s all online and that I don’t need to pay some exorbitant amount of money (again) just to get a piece of paper that says “You learned stuff.”

But then I try to wade into yet another argument over whether or not beginners should try to learn C# over UnityScript. Or an article on all the steps you need to do to get a decent job in this industry. Or a podcast about how these big developers all started designing websites and text adventures when they were TEN EFFING YEARS OLD. Time to get real: I’m 26 this year and I have a wife and pets to take care of. I have bills. I have a job I need to be able to perform well at. I still need to replace my windshield cause it cracked two winters ago but I keep telling myself it’s fine because if I pay for a new one, I won’t be able to afford to take my lady out on date night. None of these things are going to mesh well with spending twelve hours a day on campus and even more time at home hunched over a textbook and my laptop.

“But still, I could do it.” This is what I keep telling myself. Maybe it’s what’s holding me back.

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