Well, this post is pretty unfocused. I’ll group things into buckets so you can skip around the parts you may not be interested in. Writing, Programming or Running
Well, I finished two projects. One is: Tears of An Automaton. Which I posted. Today, I started re-reading and editing it with the dread red pen. Second: The Fall of Akui the draft has been cleaned up and it is ready for submission. I will be posting it for publication at Quantum Muse in a little while. If accepted, I expect it will be out for March and April. It’s large enough (10k+ words) that I chose to break it into two parts. This effectively clears my writing deck to start work on my steampunk series, and finished off my steampunk/gaslamp story: Plague Lights. That manuscript has sat long enough. It needs to be finished.
I updated my storyCreator application. I added stage status percentages and the ability to chart progress. I think a chart is nice to peek at from time to time. Even better, I added the ability to export the chart to a .png file (portable network graphic.) Which means, I can post it here! Whee! Now all I have to do is update the content of the application. I am very happy that Adobe is continuing to support Flex.
I received/purchased some new gear for running over the past two months. First my wife gave me a wonderful pull-over from Mizuno: The Blaze Warmer. I posted a short review on Mizuno’s website. It is not up yet, however it is on its way!
The other product was a pair of new running shoes! I purchased a pair of Saucony Progrid Kinvara 2. Note, that is the website where I purchased the shoe from. Here is Saucony’s website. A very nice, lightweight shoe. It comes in at 7.3 ounces for a men’s size 9, I have a 9.5, so I imagine add an ounce there. The shoes are light, flexible and the heel drop is only 4mm. This makes for a very nice transitional shoe, going from full on cushioned to bare minimalist. I do not have any plans to go completely minimalist. These shoes lace up quickly, breathe very well because the upper is a complete mesh and feel really good on my feet. My calves have ached after use, but I figure that is part of the transition process along with not using orthopedic inserts and backing down the amount of running I have been doing. So far, I like the shoes a great deal. The build quality may come into question though if I lose a seam, which there are signs of by my right big toe.
There it is, more or less. I will have to put together a more formal review of the cold weather gear for running for later. Though if I wait too long the cold will be over.
As always, thanks for stopping by!