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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 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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Mental Toughness and Sacrifice

Mental Toughness and Sacrifice




This is something I came across recently during some googling about game development.  I think I searched “What you need to make a game”, more just bored in a waiting room and looking for an interesting article to read.  One of the top hits was a google book result for a book about “Mental Toughness”.  The book itself was geared toward athletes but I found it telling that this was one of the top results for something like video game development.

It got me thinking, what does it take to be successful in life?  What does it take to succeed in the endeavors we face in the day to day grind?  The answer really is Mental Toughness.  Well, that combined with sacrifice.  So what is mental toughness, what makes someone mentally tough? Continue reading →

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