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Talking Is Hard And Stuff

So I haven’t been posting on here as much recently, and much of what I’ve put up has been fairly content free. I feel vaguely guilty about it, and idly wonder if I should start posting pictures of my cat just to make the cycle complete.

The truth is that I’ve been writing a lot, but it has been for work. We’re getting set to move into pre-production, and I’m laying down as much framework as I can, as quickly as I can, for the legions of implementors to follow so that this crazy thing I’m working on can actually happen. Related to that I’ve also been practicing my presentation chops. Next week we have two important presentations in a row; the first a showing of our client to NCsoft during a company meeting (a five-minute “Hey, Look What I Can Do!”), and the second, what’s called a “greenlight” meeting. In other words – we need money to hire more people, please approve our budget for the next year. As part of that I get to talk in front of people – not my strength, but I’ve been practicing a lot. In fact my voice gave out today 2/3rds of the way through the design presentation practice today. Clearly, I talk too much!

We’ve gotten lots of positive feedback to this point, so it’s looking pretty good. Hopefully at some point I can start posting help wanted ads!