The newest member of Awesome City

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Say Hello to Violet Ruby Stoffer.  Violet was born at 8:24am on Monday August 11th.  It all happened really quickly.  Marci started having contractions around 4:00am.  The midwife wanted us to stop by her clinic to check out how things were progressing, but right before we got in the car Marci declared that we had to go straight to the hospital.  The Hospital was 30 minutes away and by now it was rush hour.  I broke a number of traffic laws getting there.  By the time we got to the hospital it was a little before 7:00am.  Marci pushed for about half an hour and out came the baby.  I couldn’t believe how fast it went the second time around.

The weirdest thing was that Marci’s water never broke.  So Violet was born in her fluid sack.  When her head popped out it looked enormous due to the refraction.  Then Violet came out completely encased in the sack and the nurses had to cut it open to get her out so she could take her first breath.  So Marci basically passed an egg.

Marci and Violet are doing great and Violet is way better at breast feeding than Stella ever was.  Stella does like the baby and asked what her name was when we got home.  I don’t think she really understands what is going on though.

Here are some pictures.

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Building a Game

So about 6 months ago I decided I was tired of sitting around playing video games after work. I still love gaming but I wanted to do something a little more fulfilling when I was just relaxing at home. I decide to instead see if I could learn to build a video game myself.

It has been an awesome task as I started with absolutely none of the skills needed for game design. Since beginning this task I have become quite a skillful computer programmer. I still make stick figures in hand drawn art, and while I still have a way to go but am quickly become proficient at 2D and 3D art design. Next month I will be attending a seminar to learn the basics of 3D animation.

Anyway it has been a cool learning experience. I will post an early build of my game in the not too distant future.