Life continues along at a crazy pace here in Austin. We finally moved into a house, leaving behind the outrageous cost of a furnished apartment (at about $2,700 a month for our Oakwood apartment, I was reminded of why I left NYC a few years ago.) Unfortunately, now we are back to the homeowner problems I have lamented about many times in this blog. For example, I was thrilled to discover this past weekend that we have carpenter ants and heavy wood rot all along the back of our house. That same weekend, the water valve burst in front of our house (our responsibility to pay for, of course.) Can I have a short break, please?
At work, things are going a little bit better than home. Similar stress for a while though as we found out that the head of NCSoft was coming from Korea to Austin with a few of the other higher-ups and they wanted us to present our work. Keep in mind we've only been at the company for two months now (less than that actually!) That meeting was today and it seemed very positive. I've gotten used to the whole surprised "Java can do that??" response by now. Who knows though, I am too cautious to get excited... yet. :)
Still, it's hard not to feel proud of the work that's been accomplished. I think jME was great when we came onboard NCSoft, but having these last several weeks to work professionally on both jME and tools supporting jME has really made things shine. I am also enjoying working with Mark. We definitely have different styles in several areas, but it seems like we've gotten into a good groove where those differences work towards complimenting each other rather than clashing. So, with all that, plus real artists supplying us content and a supportive and enthusiastic boss, I can't help but believe we are going to deliver a really top notch product. Stay tuned.