A few updates since my last post.
I start teaching Information Technology classes at Frederick Community College this Summer and I hope to continue to expand in that line as well as Business classes, so I can put both of my masters degrees to use as well as the years of experience I’ve developed when running SHOREtech Systems [my previous business] and HATCHideas [my current business].
I’m still working on MagneTile and the many related products including a great new and fun version of Sudoku called MagneDoku Colors which uses, derrr, Colors instead of numbers and a unique set of rules. You can buy it via the HATCHideas store. They are made by hand when ordered, so each has slight variations, such as the color of the board [it is wood] and other subtle differences. You’ll love the game and the rules. Based on early calculations, I am considering the tagline: “The Unbeatable Board Game.”
The chances of winning are slim, the chances of winning with a group of people are nearly nil, but doable.
A time consuming element of the MagneTile related products is taking photographs. If you look on HATCHideas.com, you’ll notice that they aren’t that great. I’m working on fixing that.
I’ve begun streaming on Twitch.TV, a game called ArcheAge which is in Alpha. I go by “LateNiteGeek” on the site. Please click the follow button. It is a lot of fun to play and interact with fellow gamers. After 5 years of WoW, and then taking a break to get my MBA and MSIT and be a stay-at-home dad… it is great to get back into gaming. ArcheAge is a huge sandbox style MMO gaming environment with a lot of PvE and PvP elements. The PvE elements are embodied by crafting diversity that is simply amazing but par for the course of Korean MMOs. The PvP elements, likewise, are dissimilar to US MMOs where PKing is only functional in certain areas. In ArcheAge, something can change at a moments notice and you are capable of eliminating both opposite and same faction individuals. You run the chance of being sent to jail though. It is quite fun to play and I hope to see you there.
More to come as things develop.. or not. txtbk.co is still being worked on, just not publicly. It has way too much to get done before it reopens for public access. A public beta might launch in about two months. We’ll see.