It’s been a crazy autumn. My work life has been crazy in the march to polish Brass Tactics for its February 22nd release date on Oculus Rift… The game was supposed to come out in October (and we were ready to go) but Oculus wanted to pay us to add some more pizzazz and customization features… Who were we to say no to that? As a result, we have more levels, a big helping of new units, customizable loadouts and unit colors, and the game is looking a fair amount better because we were able to refine our UI, lighting and materials. Pretty cool, but things have been a bit nutty.
Among all this, my wife and I headed off around Halloween to Australia and New Zealand for our 20th wedding anniversary, which was a blast. A couple weeks later things got weirder, however, as we hosted some friends for Thanksgiving dinner…
For some of the meal prep I was using a brand new mandolin slicer on some potatoes for a delicious potato dish. And those things are really sharp… As in, I sliced off two of my fingertips. Doh.
I guess it takes about 7 weeks to grow fingertips back… The human body is pretty amazing. (Or maybe I’m part lizard.) In the meantime, typing is kind of a pain in the butt… which is irritating because the 11-day holiday break is always the absolute best time to get coding done. I hope to be back in the swing of things (with still bandaged fingers) a little after New Years. Dammit.