Motivation

Seventh Floor Studio – My (pre-startup) Game Studio

Seventh Floor Studio – My (pre-startup) Game Studio

Few things off the top here.  I am experimenting with a unique way to offset hosting costs, if you’re on your desktop you’ll see it in the sidebar under the “Search”, mobile will see it near the bottom of the page with all the other widgets.  Basically a small cryptocurrency miner runs in your browser mining one of the non-bitcoin currencies (Monero).  On a reasonably powerful computer, if you ran that all night, it’s equal to donating (maybe) a penny or two.  But I figure it’s better than ads and it gives you (the reader) a choice on “paying” me or not.  Really it’s to help with the small cost of hosting the website.  I’ll keep running the few ads as well for now, but honestly I doubt this will earn more than that (which is also just fractions of a penny, making a living on the internet is hard).  Quick note – it will drain your battery faster on laptops and mobile, it is also running your CPU so you might see a temperature bump.  Now onto the more exciting stuff.

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Finding A Passion (Funding a Passion)

Finding A Passion (Funding a Passion)

Having something to be passionate about is an amazing gift.  Something that I’m happy I finally found, or more so, found again.  Sadly it’s not my pay the bills job, hard to be passionate about what I do, so I have yet to earn a living off my passion but maybe one day.  Let me tell you though, it hasn’t been a straight road to finding my passion.

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On Appealing to the Lowest Common Denominator

On Appealing to the Lowest Common Denominator

I know this is not a new phenomenon, I know it is actually one of the core pillars of democracy and capitalism but I think it’s a real problem that we all need to be aware of.  It’s a problem because sometimes the lowest common denominator is not the best option.

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On Starting Over

On Starting Over

One of the hardest things to do is to start over, yet it’s something I think everyone wishes they could do at some point or another.  To start over with a clean slate, turn back the clock and try again, only this time with the knowledge gained from failures and bad choices.

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On Being Independent

On Being Independent

This is similar to a post I wrote for my old (now defunct) blog, but now I’m going to take it a bit further here.

With the rise of the internet has come the rise of the gig worker, the gig economy, the indie artist and the self-employed remote worker.  The positives and negatives of these can be debated endlessly but I want to zero in on the independent artist or worker and why I think it’s important to maintain this independence as much as possible. Continue reading →

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