17 December - 3 more
days till the LOTR marathon at the local cinema. I think I'm building
up a LOTR overdose, with the Return of the king game and the extended
versions of both Fellowship of the ring and The two towers, which I have
seen alltogether too many times in the past month. Ah well, you gotta
go crazy sometimes, might as well be because of something Tolkien wrote...
11 December - Well, for those who are interested, I made it past
50000 words on 28 November. Since I didn't have any time to write anymore
in November, I had to do the same thing I did last year: cut the novel
short. I quickly wrote a very bad but also short ending and let it be.
I'll probably never really finish it ... again. Although I'm going to
read last year's novel again to see what I think of it now. As a parting
thought to Nanowrimo 2003, I found it to be more difficult than the first
I also had 2 weeks vacation in which I managed
to do almost no writing (the first week which was in November) and no
Flash site design (the second week). I did get sick (not too much) and
played LOTR - Return of the king. It's a very nice looking game, but very
difficult until you run a trainer which offers invulnerability.
27 November - The month is almost over and I'm at 45000 words
in my novel. Somehow I can't seem to finish it. I'll just have to start
writing and make sure I get 2000 words today. I know where the story is
going, but the enthusiasm is slowly fading away, surpassed by the desire
to play a few computer games. Ah well, I'll make it in the end.
17 November - This weekend my nano novel didn't progress as well
as I had hoped. On Friday I only wrote about 900 words, but it was enough
to get me over 25000, halfway through. It wasn't easy to get there though
and I was starting to think I wouldn't make it this year, through lack
of inspiration. The story just didn't seem to go anywhere. But then, after
I stopped writing, all of a sudden the rest of the story came to me. I
now had a plot and was optimistic that it would be a lot easier now. Well,
on Saturday I wrote zero words. Zilch, nada, nothing. It's a good thing
I built up a bit of a lead last week, else I'd be behind now. Luckily
yesterday I picked it back up and wrote a bit more than 1700 words, so
I'm still on track to complete it on time. Now I only hope that my plot
will go the distance and not suddenly stop at, say, 45000 words. Fingers
11 November - We're about a third
of the way through this month and I've written about one third of 50000
words for my novel. Last weekend I didn't think I would be able to make
it, having written only about 3000 words in 3 days (as opposed to 5000-6000).
My inspiration was completely gone. The first part of the story was finished
and I couldn't think of a good way to link it to the second (which was
supposed to have been the first, but I'm not going to complain when a
12000 word scene pops up in my mind). Yesterday I broke the 18000 word
barrier so the damage done by the weekend has been minimal. If I can get
a few more 2000-2300 word days this week I'll be very happy.
30 October - Has it been that long already?
Well, I'm thinking up plot twists for this year's NaNoWriMo
novel. That's actually a bit of an overstatement. I've got an idea for
the first few scenes, but nothing more. Ah well, I'm sure inspiration
will come to me when I need it.
21 July - Now it's really been a long time since I updated
this diary. I've lost intrest in this site since nothing new is really
happening to it. I'll change all that when it moves to a server that me
and some friends are going to put online, but until then I fear there
will only be minor updates. Unless of course Steinberg decide to release
VST 3, which would be a big deal.
22 May - Yippee, finally some life to this website. The
new version of VST (2.3) is now out and I've of course translated it almost
immediately. Now if only they would update ASIO some more :-)
16 May - My update schedule for this website seems to
have degraded to about once a month (or less). This has to do with various
things, one being the Mayflower website, the other that I don't really
have anything new to report here. I've decided to make some sort of ASIO
tutorial, but I don't know what form it will take yet, let alone when
it'll be finished. Feel free to nag about it once in a while... Oh, and
I changed the look of the website. Hope you like it. Hope I like it.
11 April - Is it April already ? Time flies when I update
other websites. I went for a long and more or less purposeless walk through
Hasselt today. I visited some shops, browsed them very leisurely because
... I don't have to work today! Yes, I'm sure you're as thrilled about
this as I am.
26 February - This month has been a bit busy, as we're
still working towards the release of Fruityloops 4.0. At least Dashboard
is now about finished and I can work on the diagnostic tool. I think I'm
going to thoroughly enjoy the vacation that follows after that. Now if
only I could decide what to do with it, I'd really have something to look
forward to. In the meantime I'm a tiny bit sick again. It's like my body
hasn't made up its mind yet. Sometimes I feel a bit dizzy or have a headache,
other moments I feel just fine and dandy. Let's hope that this doesn't
prevent me from playing at the Mayflower concert tomorrow. I have the
feeling it will be alright, but it can change quickly.
4 February - So it's been another month since I wrote
anything here. I haven't had much to say lately. The past month has been
very busy, as we're working towards releasing Fruityloops 4.0. It's fun
to be able to do work, it's way better than being bored at any rate. And
Dashboard is turning into something really nice. That's the main thing
that got me started programming: being able to create something.
3 January - A new year is upon us and I had forgotten
to wish you all the best for the coming time. This is a period in which
people look back most of all, but luckily we also tend to look forward
a bit. So what's going to change for me in the future ? I have no idea.
I haven't thought up any good intentions for this year, bad habits that
have to be replaced by good etc. So I'll just continue to try and be happy
and not make others unhappy. How does that sound ? For previous years,
click any of the following buttons. Be warned that this will take you
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