Half-Life: Series Complete

I went several years without gaming.

There were several factors as to why I stopped (which I may write about in the future), and it’s been a lot of fun getting back into it these past several months.

The last game I ever played as a true gamer was Half-Life.

So when I began to venture back into the video gaming world, jumping on a sweet deal from Steam for the entire Half-Life series seemed fairly poetic.

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Never Disconnected

The weekend before last, we all loaded up into our car and drove down to Scerni, Italy.

The six hour drive took us back to a place where we lived for 4-years and it had been about a year since we had been back.

It was a great trip.

Me and the Mrs. enjoyed it.

The kids enjoyed it.

And their grandparents enjoyed it.

Here are some of the photos I snagged and shared on my Instagram:

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Human Bandwidth

Since the beginning of the month, my life has been nothing but crazy.

Between starting a new job, recovering from being sick, landing a few new projects, and a quick weekend trip with the family, my human bandwidth has been maxed-out.

I’ve known there to be limits, but have never really experienced it like this before.

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The Unreal Engine 4 Demo is Unreal [Video]

I am still in a little “shock and awe” of modern video gaming since being away from it for several years.

Even as I finally play through the Half Life episodes, I am regularly impressed with the visuals, storytelling, and overall immersed experience.

It really is tons of fun. :D

So when I see what video game graphic guys are doing with the very cutting edge, I am a little dumbfounded…

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Overwhelmed

A few years ago I had shut down my old blog.

Thankfully, I saved the posts and have slowly been resurrecting some of them.

I’ve published the posts worth keeping on ChurchMag and here as well. Some I’ve rewritten, others have been copy and paste, but this one needs to be set into context and left unedited.

After living in Italy for over five years now, it’s an interesting retrospect for me:

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The Greatest Client Service

Clients and vendors, vendors and clients.

I’ve been on both sides numerous times.

As a client, you know what you want, you communicate what you want, and wait for the vendor to deliver. If you’ve picked the right place, you’ll not only get what you asked for, but they’ll throw in some extra ideas and insights—like icing on the cake.

As a vendor, you hear what they want, you communicate what you think is best, and you hope the client is happy with what you deliver. If you have communicated well, you not only make your client happy, but they will also trust you like a great advisor.

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