Davis Ray Sickmon, Jr

Bloody EUREKA!

The Onager is ready for firing. Well, actually, I’ve got two more modification yet, and the Baron was inquiring about getting it to do less of a flat trajectory (which is what it would have now), so I may add a second block to the cross beam to arc the trajectory more (it’s fairly easy …

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Trajectory (my first Torque game) well under way… except for a couple o’ small naggin’ details! I’ve been hackin’ out a project called Trajectory – which I’m not gonna go into lots of detail about until I’m ready to post screen shots, etc. I plan on it being ready at the end of May, but, …

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ouch… Very Busy Weekend… ouch… ouch…

Got A LOT done this weekend. Started with Friday night, Heabo and I cleaned the garage. And I do mean really clean. It’s still not DONE yet, however – still got a couple more boards to put up, and I’ve got some shelves to build for storage. But, it’s pretty close now. Saturday we got …

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Trajectory now has 17 weapons so far, ranging from tracers to full-blown MIRVs. All but two of those weapons were done in one day. I’m kina impressed with myself on that. Mainly the weapons are variations on a theme, thought. 9 Weapons are single-shot missle weapons ranging from a small lober that does 10 points …

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The next game is crusing. I should make the end of May deadline that I set for it. Huge chunks of the game logic is complete. I’m now working on the various game weapons – or, more particularly, the various warheads used in the game. So what is this next game, since I’ve yet to …

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I’ve been a’ workin’ in a coal mine, goin’ down down…

Well, I ALMOST got the Caddy radiator pulled last night. Drained it, and started to unbolt everything. Did you know that Caddy’s have a oil-cooler that’s attached to the radiator? I didn’t. It’s not the first time that I’ve seen an oil cooler – some Conquest’s have an oil-cooled turbo that has a cooler that …

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It’s raining, it’s pooring…

MMMmmm – rain. Nice, wonderful rain. And LOTS of it! This puts a hitch in my plans of pullin’ the Caddy radiator tonight (mainly because I need to drain the rest of the coolant system – hard to collect it into a bucket when it’s being diluted by rain water and runnin’ all over the …

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Wheew…

Well, I didn’t quite get to the armor part of the weekend. I also didn’t make it out to the farm. I did, however, make it to the yard, build a new Onager (catapult), and get the china hutch done. Not too bad. Heabo and I shouldn’t go to The Yard together. It’s a store …

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Interesting night, busy day

Went out to supper with Larry and Patty last night. Heabo and I met them at Olive Garden and sat around and chatted with them from about 7:30 to 11 PM. Sheesh! However, I no longer feel I have most embarasing drinking story (which I won’t share here at the moment πŸ˜‰ – Larry has …

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Yippiekiyay, motherfucker….

Good day so far. Kickin’ ass and takin’ names. Set down with Jim Miller and got our ADM fiber optic job hammered out. Since dad is outta town (he’s on a plane headed to China right now – should be somewhere over Alaska by now) I’ll be handling all the quote and job running on …

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Getting started with Torque…

Well, I just licensed Torque last week, and am finally getting down to the business of building the first game with it. I’ve actually got multiple things I’m working on. The first game is unnamed as of yet – I’ll start filling in details after I get that particular part of the project figured out. …

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Better day…

Ok, today is going much better so far. I’ve managed to get some work done, and get a couple o’ things set up, etc. Two hours later, I’m finally picking up where I left off on the journal entry. πŸ˜‰ It’s definitely a better day. Now if I can only get some stuff done at …

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This day sucks…

You know you went to bed pissed off when yo wake up, and you jaw and teeth hurt. Takes a while, but ya realize that’s because you clenched your teeth so hard when you slept. Sheesh. I’m partially awake now, trying to figure out why I’m so damned pissed off and all that shit. Tried …

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That’s Reverend Asshole to you….

I’m now an ordained minister. How’s that for an odd life twist? Even odder is the fact that I’ll actually use that to legally marry someone (in particular, Heabo and I both will be doing the job – we’re both Ministers of the Universal Life Church.) Monday we’ll set up with the Probate Court to …

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Exchanged some email with the president of Garage Games, and finally broke down and licensed the Torque engine. After talkin’ with him, I realized they have a very similar idea of how things should operate as myself, so I think we’ll get along fine. They are obviously looking for more titles they can start shipping …

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Games, Games, Games

I’m stuck in game designer mode. I have been for a bloody fucking week now. It’s actually kinda agrivating, because it means I’m not workin’ up to par on most of my stuff, and I can’t concentrate on current game development projects enough to get serious work done on ’em. On the flip-side of that, …

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Shit…

Looks like I’m still alergic to sunlight. I thought towards the end of last year’s sunny season things were gettin’ better. I get this nasty ol’ bumps that itch and are mildly painful if itches for more than a second. They will form and disapate over the next two weeks – and once that time …

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Money money money…

Like sands though the hour glass, these are my paychecks… Wow. This years garden(s) and lawn, etc. has gotten REALLY expensive. Looks like right now it’s going to top out at $800 grand total. Wow. Of course, most of that is perennials, so it’s not like we have to spend nearly as much next year, …

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Time to adjust stuff….

EEks… time to change my vitamins. Actually, I suppose the two items in question can’t be considered vitamins, but, supplements – whatever ya wanna call ’em. I keep my metabolism fairly tightly wound, and part of it is using products like Xenadrene to do it. In my belief, it’s part of what keeps me from …

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Pleasant surpises….

ONe nice set of plesant surpises so far today. Yesterday Heabo and I were talkin’, and she said I could buy my leather for my armor. After doin’ a bunch of other stuff, I declared (out of the blue) that I was going to buy my leather tomarrow, and hang it on the shop wall …

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Something in the wind?

Something wicked this way comes… OK, that’s a bit overly ominous πŸ˜‰ There is something up though. Something is about to change. I THINK it’s company (Midnight Ryder Technologies) related. If you don’t believe in the concept of a 6th sense, don’t read any further. Last time I had this “jumpy as a cat in …

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Kickin’ ass, takin’ names

They need a ‘Kick Ass’ mood indicator. Guess I’ll have to settle for ‘Productive’ πŸ™‚ Got a quiet moment at work, so, I’ll post a real quick entry. Heabo and I managed to do something like 14 feet of our new path in front of the house this weekend. Looks awsome. Bought new plants for …

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Springtime….!

Ahh… time is here to start planting stuff πŸ™‚ My favorite time, I think! Gonna be busy as hell at home for a bit – there’s just so much fun stuff to do πŸ™‚ Bought the new grass plugs for the yard – gonna be using Zoysia grass. It doesn’t mind lots of shade, lots …

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Customers say the damnedest things…

I’m in the process of starting on the next Tile Panic! version, after having discussed things with yet another potential publisher (I’ve already got a couple of groups I’m dealing with now, all non-exclusive contracts, so I’m continuing the campaign and trying to find more publishers to deal with. Having ‘decent’ success with doing it, …

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Another good day…

Well, this day wasn’t HIGHLY constructive, but, it was a good day none the less. Had to take a road trip to Fredonia, KS to look at a fiberoptic job for Lafarge, a concrete and toxic waste incenerator plant (What a combination, eh? Apparently they don’t make much money from the concrete it’s self. It’s …

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Batteries Recharged…

Ahh… it’s been a nice, lazy week. Time to get back to kicking ass again, and trying to get the first Jumpman: 2049 engine beta out the door. For some reason this week, I couldn’t get motivated about anything, and then tonight I’m starting to get edgy to do something. It seems to be a …

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The Good, The Bad, and the Profitable…

Well, the good new is that the truck is very driveable – it pull just slightly to the right now. Before it pulled just slightly to the left. The bumper is definitely toast (it’s the worlds ugliest bumper anyway – however I saw the advantage to that particular bumper after I backed into a pole …

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GGRRRRRRR…..

OK, add one more person to my list of People Who Need Thier Asses Kicked. Last night, I decided I was going to go ahead and be lazy for a while longer, and play the Diablo II mod that Lance and I were looking at – D2 Plus Plus (very fun by the way.) While …

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That was quick…

I decided to tell some friends about my Live Journal, and said I’ve got two freebie livejournal codes because I paid for anyone who happens to want one. In two hours time, both freebie codes are given out. I’m surprised at the number of people who like the idea – I thought I was just …

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Games and Business…

Found a new game online that’s worth playing (being the puzzle game fanatic that I am) – PopCap Games Dynomite (a really really bad pun – if you look at the game, you’ll understand.) It’s another Puzzle Bobble / Bust-a-Move clone. However, it’s got tons of options, etc. Very slickly done – better that just …

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