I am trying to figure out what to write. There is something innately self centered and egotistical about writing a blog and I think that is why I never have started one despite being a nerd and a geek. (Ok I am not really sure the difference, and since they are slang, I don’t care.) What should I write about. What do I enjoy reading about. I follow famous people on Twitter, read their blogs, etc. But why? Unfortunately I think it is mostly because I think that by them being famous they must be more interesting than me. Maybe they are maybe not, they tend to just post about what they are doing. “Look what my cat is doing now!” So I could post about my cat, she is cute, fluffy, and crazy, but honestly she sleeps a lot and that isn’t really a blog. I can post about things I do around the house. Which I might do, but I don’t want this to be too personal. But obviously I should focus on what I love, technology (besides my wife of course.) But things start getting weird when I starting to think about posting stuff I am doing on the Technology front. I work at Microsoft in the Entertainment division (ok, Games!). So if I start to air my opinions about the latest Microsoft thing I played with I have to be careful because people might/could take me too seriously. I really wanted to pick up the “Sir Rants A Lot” for my word press, but it was taken by someone that is obviously just squatting on the page. But I know I tend to rant about stuff. If I don’t understand it they obviously are doing it wrong. Ok, well I try to see why they designed something in a certain fashion and understand the trade-offs, but that I tend to take all of the cool stuff that they did get right for granted and focus on what is missing. Apparently that is being negative or something.
So I still need to work on motivating myself but I can at least post some about my latest endeavors. I started to come up with a game idea that I think could be fun. But I can totally see how hard the Game Design side of things will be, getting everything balance just right, which is even more important when you start to talk about multiplayer games. After watching the 5 Inch Floppy’s Unethical Game Design video, I am a little afraid that my design will be too much along the lines of lots of work for a little reward. And then I need to figure out how to monetize, as much as I hate having games I play have reoccurring charges. So step one, figure out how to get a massively scalable server infrastructure that can run the world simulation. I am looking at using Azure, but I am not sure how to synchronize all of the worker roles for the simulation. It would look weird if part of the map was running slightly faster than the rest of the map. (Or if part of the map just wasn’t running..)