On my own; two weeks after

So from my last post you know that I left B-Reel and that I am back in Montreal. I haven’t posted much because I haven’t been working much. It’s been really good times, but not that good work wise. There are a lot of reasons for that, but mostly because I am in what I would call a transition state. I am not living in my apartment yet (September 1st) and that causes my lifestyle to be quite different (lots of travel time, no desk, no office, no gym, lots of food). But I did get some work done just not that much as I could have.

Building games is not building websites

It is quite different to be franc, mostly because the challenges are different and because of that I haven’t found much topics to write for this blog. I think it is my fault a bit, I chose to do a game that is very close to an application and doesn’t rely so much on the graphics. I thought this would be a better idea, because I could save a lot of time by doing so. The good thing also is that it is based on a lot of interfaces (visual, not code) and I website building made me very good at making interfaces. The challenge that I face is more about where to put the logic and how to organise my code.

Finding how to make it work (or make me work)

My trick right now is to go to a coffee place and work from there. That has been working quite well for now, but starting Tuesday I will have an office space and I really look forward to it. Working from home is just not doing it for me, I watch TV or do some other random stuff that I won’t do if I am in a working place. Now all I have to figure out is how to wake up earlier in the morning.

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  1. #1 by Katie - September 1st, 2011 at 18:38

    “Working from home is just not doing it for me, I watch TV or do some other random stuff that I won’t do if I am in a working place. Now all I have to figure out is how to wake up earlier in the morning.”

    I work from home as well and find it hard sometimes with the various distractions at home. I find that getting out of my apartment whenever I can refreshes me.

  2. #2 by kate - September 9th, 2011 at 01:45

    Well what do you prefer, working on a game or working on a website?

  3. #3 by Ann - September 12th, 2011 at 09:02

    Why is simply waking-up early easy when employed but nearly impossible when working from home? Does not seem to be actually related to motivation as I love doing development work and building sites. Result is working later at night which means I get up even later in the morning.

  4. #4 by RB - September 20th, 2011 at 20:42

    Going to bed early is one trick I use to get up early. Only works if I’ve done at least 30min physical work (ie breaking a sweat) during the day. Otherwise it’s impossible to get to sleep.

    I get a lot more done if I get up at 6am versus 10am – even if I am awake the same duration.

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