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Aye. All of us, pretty much. Because Subnautica works really well with VR Valve has invited us up to see them as they're doing a little conference on their VR set :)

 

You do realize you have to leave your house now right? Travel, leave your city and even Wales. Are you going to be ok :P

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Sounds excellent dux.

Sorry to hear about the job situation Sprony, although as already said it'll be better for you in the long run. Sometimes a push is needed to finally move on from a job that pays but doesn't deliver happiness, I've been there — and was similarly in the middle of moving when it came along. But in hindsight it was one of the best things that ever happened to me, leading to me living in a better place, doing work I enjoy, and building a whole new social circle. Also I played a ton of Battlefield.

I admire your perseverance and always looking on the bright side. :-D

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Should be going to Freedom And Liberty Land in the beginning of May with trips to San Francisco and possibly Valve :)

 

Awesome dude. what you goin over there for, to meet the UWE guys?

 

 

Aye. All of us, pretty much. Because Subnautica works really well with VR Valve has invited us up to see them as they're doing a little conference on their VR set :)

 

 

That sounds amazing dude, what an opportunity. Have a great time!

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Aye. All of us, pretty much. Because Subnautica works really well with VR Valve has invited us up to see them as they're doing a little conference on their VR set :)

 

You do realize you have to leave your house now right? Travel, leave your city and even Wales. Are you going to be ok :P

 

 

LOL

 

he's got you there bro.  :-D you're gonna enjoy that shit tho

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Released alpha 1.0.0 version for my first game. What an excellent feeling having finally "delivered".

Spent roughly 3+ months working on it, learning new stuff about server programming and Amazon Web Services etc.

More importantly I think I learned a lot about myself and about finding motivation to keep going. Working on a project by yourself

certainly means there's no boss behind your back and no co-workers that do the jobs you're not willing to do. You are responsible of everything.

You can only cheat yourself by not working and procrastinating as there's nobody else.

 

Obviously the game is not the best evar but like an ugly baby, I love it because I made it :) . Going to make small updates once a week

until I get it to a level that I'm comfortable to release iOS and Android versions of the game.

 

This week I'm going to start learning Unity and next week I'll working on my 2nd game :banjo:

 

Also excited for spring and summer!

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I'm always amazed by your infinite wisdom Sprony. You're a truly source of inspiration when you're not on the EOT. I had bad times these last few weeks, and still, and several times I told myself: "Wait. What would Sprony do? He would face the problems, kick their ass and keep the head up." So I did.

 

WWSD t-shirts anyone?

 

In other news. I'm getting cold feet at my job... I keep kidding myself into thinking I can help bring them up to date and that there's a chance for progression, but it's an uphill struggle every day, and a man who should be in a junior role running the web development for a company just isn't a good idea!

 

I'm a uni drop-out which makes things harder (which I knew full well at the time), but... I feel so wasted here, I know I can do more, but then recruiters... I'm always just one check box away from having a chance to talk to someone who could see what I'm capable of, not just a sheet of numbers.

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I'm always amazed by your infinite wisdom Sprony. You're a truly source of inspiration when you're not on the EOT. I had bad times these last few weeks, and still, and several times I told myself: "Wait. What would Sprony do? He would face the problems, kick their ass and keep the head up." So I did.

 

WWSD t-shirts anyone?

 

In other news. I'm getting cold feet at my job... I keep kidding myself into thinking I can help bring them up to date and that there's a chance for progression, but it's an uphill struggle every day, and a man who should be in a junior role running the web development for a company just isn't a good idea!

 

I'm a uni drop-out which makes things harder (which I knew full well at the time), but... I feel so wasted here, I know I can do more, but then recruiters... I'm always just one check box away from having a chance to talk to someone who could see what I'm capable of, not just a sheet of numbers.

 

 

Is it that you are under paid for what they have you do or are you over qualified for what you are doing? I'm not exactly understanding the problem?

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Is it that you are under paid for what they have you do or are you over qualified for what you are doing? I'm not exactly understanding the problem?

 

Neither really... I've tried writing out a few versions of my thoughts on the situation, but they come out sounding jumbled and confused. So I offer this instead:

 

TL;DR - University drop out, lucky to have a job where he can build skills for future jobs is crying because the company he works for won't let him help them with simple, efficient solutions to which would keep his maintenance work load down AND look much better on a CV for himself.

 

Yeah, I guess that's it, just venting frustrations... I could bitch all day about how poorly run the company is, but what it boils down to is poor communication and not knowing how to utilise me.

 

I am often told by colleagues and other friends that you should "never make yourself redundant". I think it's a disgusting, totally abhorrent work ethic, and I would rather have a piece of software that runs with next to no maintenance and be out of a job knowing what I'd made, than having to drag myself back to the company to keep it running/updated for them. Some might call it lazy, I like to think of it as efficient.

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Put a new piece o' music up today, Ghostly Pursuit. As the name implies, it's meant to be music accompanying a chase sequence involving some ghoulish bastard. :oops:

 

Really like it, chilling well made.

I just uploaded 2 new sounds to my soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/simon_aublet , these are shorts prototype and mostly just composition with existing sample from Music Maker because i'm just not a musician :D What program are you using ? Do you have some midi library to share ? ^^

 

 

Whoops sorry, I missed this. I'll start following you on SoundCloud and listen when I can. :D

 

I use Logic Pro X. I must say that paired with a decent MIDI keyboard it's extremely good, probably the best music-related thing I've ever used and that includes the very expensive Yamaha workstation I used to have. What really separates it for me is the usability — we all know that Apple usually nails this — and the quality of the built-in instruments and especially synths, which I've used for everything I've done so far.

 

It's so good that I'd honestly say that many muscians would be best off buying a Mac Mini and this software (which is £150). I can only assume that Apple sells such excellent software for so cheap because they know you need their hardware too. It's easily as good as its £700+ competitors like Pro Tools, arguably better.

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Whoops sorry, I missed this. I'll start following you on SoundCloud and listen when I can. :D

 

I use Logic Pro X. I must say that paired with a decent MIDI keyboard it's extremely good, probably the best music-related thing I've ever used and that includes the very expensive Yamaha workstation I used to have. What really separates it for me is the usability — we all know that Apple usually nails this — and the quality of the built-in instruments and especially synths, which I've used for everything I've done so far.

 

It's so good that I'd honestly say that many muscians would be best off buying a Mac Mini and this software (which is £150). I can only assume that Apple sells such excellent software for so cheap because they know you need their hardware too. It's easily as good as its £700+ competitors like Pro Tools, arguably better.

 

 

My gf and I are thinking about buying a small Midi keyboard, she for learning piano and me for doodling on Music Maker ^^ Should be possible to find a -100$ on Amazon ;)

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TL;DR - University drop out, lucky to have a job where he can build skills for future jobs is crying because the company he works for won't let him help them with simple, efficient solutions to which would keep his maintenance work load down AND look much better on a CV for himself..

I say keep trying and start looking at other jobs! I have been struggling for one year and now something is moving. Don't be afraid to speak your mind.

In the interview I got the promotion, I even said "I don't think my role should exist, my aim is to get people I might be supervising on a mindset were they'll be proud of what they do, without the need of anyone looking over their shoulder".

For the redundant thing, ignore them. Friend of mine was a programmer in an insurance company, he was managed by a person less skilled than him that tried to keep him from doing interesting things. He left while in Italy we were in full recession and everybody would say "you're crazy" when he was saying "I was not working enough". Because he has skills he got a new job shortly after.

Another way to look at it is do what you are required to, just the minimum, go home and work on yourself, things you like so that you can apply for other jobs.

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