Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt

raaven gave these to me a while ago, and like the amazingly competent together person I am, I answered them immediately and posted them. Therefore, please ignore this entry's existence, since it clearly must not exist.

1 - How did you get involved with coding as a career, and is it one you intend to stay in?

I didn't, actually. I got involved with games as a career. Coding's just something I happen to be rather good at.

I imagine I'll keep doing coding as long as it's necessary. Really, my focus is games developing. Coding is a handy skill for that, and it pays the bills, and it's mighty fun . . . but when it all comes down to it, if I had a choice between "programming for ten years" and "designing games for ten years without programming" . . . I'd go with the latter. I might regret it once or twice. But in the end, it's not a hard decision.

2 - What area of the country (or world) do you see yourself spending the majority of your life in?

The Internet. :P

Honestly, right now I don't know. America's all well and nice, but it seems to be well on its way to being a police state in ten years. Is there any place that's as good technologically (and as good for games) as the US? How many of them would require me to learn a new language? (I'm terrible at languages.)

There's some good game places in the UK. I might go there. I think a final decision will have to wait, though.

3 - Where do you find all of the interesting news headlines that you post?

I haven't been posting them a lot recently - when you gave me this question, I think it was mostly Fark. And friends.

4 - What does the word 'geek' mean to you?

Aside from "someone in the circus who bites the heads off live chickens"?

There's a whole spectrum of tech terms, and I think geek would actually be one of the more negative ones. Geek implies a lack of social skill. Nerd implies more disinterest in social things than actual lack of skill. Then there's tech, which doesn't necessarily imply that at all - it just implies that they're good with technology. Like geek and nerd, only without the downsides.

Of course that's just my feeling - probably everyone thinks about them differently.

5 - What is the single most powerful book you've ever read?

That's a good question. I'd have to say the Callahan's series. (It's a bunch of short stories, so there's no real point in picking a specific book of them.) It's kinda hard to say why . . . Callahan's is sort of like what Cheers should have been, I suppose. It's the place you go when you want to hang out with friends, or when you need help. And it has an ability to attract people who need it . . . I suppose I needed it.

Now if only it actually existed . . .
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