Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another Responsibility!

Hey they let me blog at work now! Check out I posted today, thursday, I'm now posting every tuesday!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Monday Madness

So.. this is what happened monday morning, it was hilarious.

I go to the elevator to head to the bank real quick to get some pocket money, and when the door opens I see some old guy, swaying, and on his knees, bracing himself against the elevator wall. I watch him for a bit, and get out of his way as he seems to stagger out into the lobby of Harmonix.

I walk past him and enter the elevator car and notice the smell of listerine.. I watch the guy crawl into the lobby as the doors close.

I come back in and see one of my coworkers and he holds the elevator door for me and says "Brace yourself dude.." I go: "Why?" and he says "There's some guy in the lobby trashed off listerine"

I was all "Oh.. no.."

I come and notice a gathering of coworkers staring at the guy sitting on the couch with about half of his composure intact.

Seems that there's a church on the 12th floor and that's where he was headed, however someone let him onto our floor.. :D

Long story short, they called the ambulance and the guy got whisked back to safety, and I never told anyone that I let that guy in, until later in the afternoon the group of animators were talking "Hey did you hear about that drunk guy, Leo?"

and I replied "Yeah, I let him in."

Saturday, June 23, 2007

I got a real bed today!

Yeah! No more air mattress.. although I was getting used to it, I got a real bed now! YEAH!

..that is all.

Friday, June 15, 2007


Well, I just got back from clambake, and it was exquisite. We each got a whole lobster (I didn't take a pic.. too busy eating) A cup of chaowdah! (it's spelt that way over here) corn on the cob, steamed littleneck clams and black mussels. HOLY CRAP it was good. I'll remember to take some pics of the food next time. The lobsters were huge too.

So, they shipped us over to George's Island home of an old fort and some other stuff, went exploring in pitch black tunnels and all that, other than the food, I don't remember much. I couldn't sleep last night and but I eventually went to bed at 3AM to get up at 8. Which I know, for a normal person seems perfectly fine, but not for me. Anyways, I was awake enough to take a few pics.

I ran up to the atlantic ocean and slapped it and yelled out "TAG" and with my arms raised triumphantly I ran through my coworkers' volleyball game in heated passion.

Boston from the boat.

It looks like I'm composited in, but luckily, you all know my compositing skills suck.

It was a fun day, and I lay here, tired as hell, so I'm gonna go to bed. I missed work on thursday so I have to make up time tomorrow, hurrah.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Two Day Post!

Well, Sunday I went to Boston, bought a camera and some clothes, spent a bit of money, and I bought some shirts off the internet. Soo.. I can't buy anything except food right now. It's like college!

My friend and I went to downtown Boston and we went shopping, so I actually got to explore the city. It looks amazing. The crazy people here are a lot more noisy than those in SF, there was this dude yelling down the streets about Jesus and pointing at people saying that they'll go to hell. I think some skinheads beat him up cause when I left Borders, I couldn't hear him anymore.

Anyway today at work was lame. I sat around and basically did nothing, but don't tell my boss, I don't think I'm getting burnt out, but it's hard to say. I think I'm just tired skinning hair, so I left work without doing my work, however my boss did talk to me and he said he understood that they put on alot of stuff on me, which is good, however I did the stupid thing in saying "I'll do it all." :D

Actually, I did do something, I taught one of the senior artists how the physics system works, so I guess that's more than what I normally do, so, you know what? I did have a productive day.

Well, that's it for me, see ya!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mmm.. Crunch-y

Crunch Time! It's heatedly approaching! Next week will be the beginning of crunch. For those that haven't heard of crunch, it's basically when everyone stops procrastinating and starts getting asses in gear. For me, that means 11 hour work days and 8 hour saturdays. Wowee! And since I'm in charge of physics, collision, and real time deformation set up.. I'm going to be fixing a whole assload of bugs! Wahoo!

Well, if you don't see or hear from me for a while, this is the reason why, hooray! Oh! Friday I get to have my first clambake. We're going to be sent off on a boat to some island and do it, what does nature have in store for me? Tune in!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

With Great Power, Comes Great... ...line?

Well, today was freak out day. You know when you stand in the middle of an empty street, and you see like 50 motorcycles come at you and the drivers weilding swords and stuff, and they're going at you in breakneck speed, so you freeze up for a moment and soil yourself, before you run? Today was like that.

Well, that and getting reprimanded for stuff that didn't work, ugh! It was a nightmare.

However, I saw only light at the end of the tunnel. The fact that I was the sole person being blamed let me know my responsibilities have actually grown, and being part of the whirlwind of hectic work let me know I was part of the team. Wow!

Well, I stayed late and I got my work done.. I'm sleepy, I can't wait to get back to California.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The weather sucks..

It's 12 AM.. and it's 80 degrees and humid.. what.. the.. hell. I hate New England, I like Old England better. It wouldn't be bad if this were the Philippines, because I could go outside and get bootleg movies and dried mangoes. This is crap. Everything closes early (Not like I'm gonna go leave the house or anything..) And.. this sucks. Boo!

Ok, I'm over it.. yay Boston?

Friday, June 1, 2007

Yay! I'm important!

Well, right now, I think I'm solely in charge of physics in Rock Band. So.. when you guys play, you can go look at the hair and clothing dynamics and how they're set up, and you can say "I know that guy that did that!" "OMG I WENT TO SKOOL WITH THAT DOOD!" I'm also in charge of real time deformers in game too. But that's just boring.

I was sitting in a character meeting with two senior artists and they were asking me how physics works and if "such and such" is possible. I felt important. I think I found a niche in the crowd, what confirms it is that I'm mentioned on the website! go to click on the paper tear outs and there is a blog post about me missing work on thursday to wait for packages! I've made it! Wahoozle!

So.. when are you guys gonna come over and work here?