A brief update…
September 27, 2011 Leave a comment
I’ve been rather quiet the last 2 months. It’s taken a while to sort out a lot of things here and I’ve been quite busy with work but I will keep this blog going, I promise. I finally managed to get a personal computer around a week ago and by PC I mean the most basic components needed just to get it up and running. Its gonna be a while before I complete the build and even longer still before I can watercool it like my last rig. As I mentioned I’ve been working at IO Interactive as a game programmer for the last two months. I’ve been working on Hitman: Absolution (the upcoming hitman game that blew everyone away at E3 – check out the trailer below).
I cant really talk about what I’ve been doing but what I can say is that the stuff I’ve been lucky enough to contribute to is amazing. From what I’ve seen Hitman:Absolution is gonna rock. I’ve ended up working with some really cool guys and I’ve learnt so much in the last two months. I’ve also re-learnt and remembered quite a ton of info that I had forgotten as well. I cant believe how rusty I’ve gotten over the course of completing my thesis. I really feel that I need to keep pushing myself to improve and learn. Speaking of my thesis, I’ve gotten back the initial feedback from my examiner and I have a few additions and corrections to make before I’ll be able to pass. I also have to finish writing the journal paper I started before I left South Africa. In addition to work, I’m gonna be quite busy the next few weeks so dont expect any major updates. After that I plan to just screw around with some hobby probjects and stupid ideas for a bit and hopefully, one of those I can turn into a new blog post.
Personal life wise, Denmark is pretty cool but at this point I’m rather homesick which I guess is only natural. Everything here is quite different and even though I’ve been here 2 months, it isnt even close to feeling like home yet. The internet is quite amazing here tho Its been a huge culture shock for me as a lot of things that I took for granted arent available or popular locally. Things like skate brands, energy drinks or even silly things like white bread are quite hard to find. Though there is more to life than clothes and food, right? I’ve also found myself riding a bicycle to work each day (around 6KM each day), combine that with Karate twice a week and I dont think I’ve ever had this much exercise in my life before. Damn it, I miss my car, hahaha! Anyways its midnight right now and I need to get to bed since I need to be up early tomorrow.