ravencallscrows: (mountaingoat)
After about four years of working for a company in a travel-related field and not having gotten sent anywhere, my string my finally be coming to an end. It's possible that [livejournal.com profile] sneakyfreak and i may end up getting sent off to New York on the 5th and 6th of November (yes, as in a week from Monday and Tuesday) for training and certification on the new simulation software we'll be using. Personally, i'm hoping they wait until after the turn of the year to ship us off for training- i'd rather take the time to brute-force my way through the learning curve so that i can go to training knowing what things are more difficult than others for me to figure out how to model properly.

Hmm. On the bright side, the Rangers host the Flyers on Monday the 5th and the Islanders host the Rangers on the 6th- don't particularly care for any of the three teams, but if i'm travelling on someone else's dime and can possibly get to go to an NHL game one evening, that'd be nifty. Hmm. Wonder if any of the training sessions next calendar year would happen to coincide with the Senators or Red Wings playing in that town- looks as if they do it in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Detroit.

Come to think of it, i don't know that i know anyone in any of those areas. Wait- i take that back- i think [livejournal.com profile] octoberveil still lives reasonably close to metro Atlanta, and [livejournal.com profile] joolzie lives somewhere around metro Detroit. Anyone else i'm missing whom i should look up and say hello to should i happen to be in your town? Novi'y Yorku or el Ciudad del Los Angeles del Norte?
ravencallscrows: (mountaingoat)
OK, OK, i'm starting to get hockey withdrawal already. What am i going to do when there's not a game on every other night? *laughs*

Had a good chatter with J. across the street about game design. He's got the zeal of someone with ideas who has never worked in the software industry and has evolved a concept of what would make a compelling game from playing them. Having heard about two of the projects he has in mind, there's lots of potential in some of his ideas, but refining them so that they're both practicable and saleable without disillusioning him in the process will be a problem. He's even trying to project budgeting to do proof-of-concept- but is going to have to learn a lot about the detail level such things require and how to make projects scaleable. Realistically, hearing his numbers- he's estimating it'll cost half a million to do a demo/PoC- and he's projecting this on rates which are insanely low, even by standards of the gaming industry. Still, it's a way to get thinking creatively again around software projects, and that's a good thing.

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