Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Real Life

This post deals with real life stuff, so if you don't want to know, move to a different post :)




Some of you may have noticed I've been absent for the last half a year.

Unfortunately my father was diagnosed with brain cancer towards the end of last year.
He passed away in March at the age of 59.

Shortly afterwards my uncle also passed away after a long battle with cancer.


Despite having been there for so much of the last few months, it's only slowly sinking in that he's gone and he's not coming back. It's so easy to think he's just away on one of his work trips.


And so I am now back in Nelson, in my old flat trying to find some sort of routine.


I was fortunate to be at a place in life where I could drop everything to spend the last six months with my parents. There were some tough times, but I was glad to be there for them.

Cancer may be a horrible thing to go through, but at least dad wasn't hit by a bus, you know?

We had some options for how to spend the time we had, even if it wasn't as much time as we had hoped.


I've been putting off this post for a while now, I've wanted to start being a bit more active in my programming but I didn't want to just go back to posting, I wanted to say something explaining why I had been absent.

I feel like I have stuff I'd like to say, but can't form the words at the moment, so this post will have to do.

Hopefully will be posting some programming things shortly, I've been messing around with Conway's Game of Life, and I know some people have requested tutorials for the shadow mapping I did earlier that I might look into.


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