It's been a good four months since I made that great and all important step off starting on a new job in the United Kingdom. I have been silent for some time on here, mainly because of all the other things that were (and still are) keeping me busy, but I thought I'd take some time now to let you all know -well, those who care to read my journal posts- how I'm doing.
So far life has been good for me, and fascinating too, in this strange new land. I feel this experience has changed me profoundly in many ways. It is as if I left my old self behind, that October morning, when I lugged my heavy suitcase towards the bus station and an unclear futu
For the past three years I have had a most non-creative, thankless and unrewarding day job. Out of necessity really, as no company ever wanted to hire me for my art skills. The boredom of this job, and the often awful atmosphere on the work floor, was slowly making me spiral down towards depression.
Then, all of the sudden, my dear old friend G. -who works at a UK-based games development company- called me on the phone. Said I could come in for an interview if I wanted.
Now, I never before had traveled alone, not out of the country anyway, and I certainly had never organized any travel myself. Frankly, I've always very been scared of going
Since I watched the documentary "Triumph of the Nerds" and the film "Pirates of Silicon Valley" some time ago I really got interested in retro-computing. I gotta say, I missed out on the early computing era. I was a little kid back in the 80's, and we didn't have the money to spare to buy a video game console, let alone a computer. But recently I got very interested in this ancient era stuff. When I found out that there is an abundance of old Commodore 64 machines out there for sale, I checked out some second-hand sales websites, and eventually was able to get my hands on a C64 for a really nice price.
The "package" also contained a datacas