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April 19, 2006

The Parade of Projects

I am buried in unfinished and unrequited projects. Will they ever end? Not until I stop breathing (and perhaps even beyond). Whether it's my neurotic obsession with knowing everything, my self-identification as a Renaissance man, or my elitist derision for American Idol, I truly live only as I am learning and creating.

But work has really started cramping my project timelines. Somehow, projects I do for money don't feel like my projects, though there sure are a lot of 'em these days. I don't directly comment about work on the blog, but if you want to contact me off the record, I can tell some stories, boy. (Short version: I may be managing eight people by September, and our new laboratory is ready(?) for move-in tomorrow.)

I fondly recall the unbounded, halcyon days of my youth when I could spend hours each day programming on my Commodore 64. Sadly, those days are long gone, and my Commie's not looking so hot either. Yet I'm sure the good old days weren't as great as I remember them. I had to go to school, didn't I? How is that any more freeing than having to go to work? Yes, my pysche is riddled with contradictions. I suppose the most important factor is my age. At this point in my life, I have accumulated enough plans for projects to completely swamp my available free time. In order to take control again, I have to finish some of 'em.

This is where you come in, dear reader. The following are projects I have been pondering for a while -- some, a long while. Critique them, laugh at them, add to them if you must, whatever. But let me know what you think is worth doing on this list:

And... that's all. For now.

Posted by The Greatness at April 19, 2006 02:04 PM


I would like to see the teleportation screenplay finished. And possible the War of 1812 thing. You should, at the very least, pick up a Lego Pirate Ship and build it.

Posted by: Ethridge at April 21, 2006 05:17 PM

Man, you stole all my ideas. Now I'll have to come up with a new list.


Posted by: karen-the-great at April 24, 2006 09:48 AM

Wow, 2 years later and still on the toilet-transporter plot. Guess it's a good one. :) Will make for an interesting film, no doubt. I'm envisioning a "Dr. Who"-like cinematography. I do the multiple book thing myself, an old habit from my days at The Book Rack. And I'm definitely looking forward to more faith/science writing!

Posted by: juls at April 26, 2006 05:07 PM