17:15 Sun.
1 Feb, 2015

It's been a long time

Lulea , Sweden
-6 °C
Snow
8:24 am
3:05 pm

It’s been too long since I last wrote something here. The thing is I’ve been incredibly busy. Today’s my birthday, so I’ve decided what the hell, I’ll take some time and write another post.

So what was I up to in the last six months?

Well most of the time I spent at my job. I was “applicative leader” of a project, due to my superior leading skills (and being my first project) we happened to run behind schedule for the last two months of the project, which resulted in me working almost 10h / day to make it in time. Now the project is finally finished and I can breathe more easily. Last week I have started a new research area, called deep neural networks, which sounds really fun. Later this month I’ll also start to work on another project, beside my research are, but will only have to code, so it won’t be that hard (hopefully).

Beside work we have also started (finally!) working on our android game again. For the last 4 months we have been building our own 3D game engine. It was actually quite an achievement to make it so it runs fast and fluid on all devices from ancient android 2.3 to the newest 5.0+. Now we are starting to focus more on the gameplay and graphics / animation side of the game, which is more fun and fast to create. Here is a short concept of a gameplay. You are the jelly (monster =) ) and at the moment have to avoid other fish while collect some stuff. As you can see jelly is not animated yet, hopefully it will look much better when game is finished.

 

What else? Huh … Biba has grown and can now jump over 0.6m high obstacle, which is incredibly annoying if since you don’t want her to run everywhere. She sleeps around 20h / day and loves socks. No really, if you leave a sock somewhere she can reach, you won’t see it again. Same goes for other stuff that she might find useful / fun to play with, especially if it has a rubbery part. She already chewed 3 USB cables that were stored 1.5m high in a closed, I still don’t know how she got up there.

Veronika and Biba. Biba gets almost snow white during the winter.
Veronika and Biba. Biba gets almost snow white during the winter.
Biba trying to eat some of the cake, although she is not allowed.
Biba trying to eat some of the cake, although she is not allowed.

In other news I still miss Luleå sometimes. For new year’s we were at friend’s holiday house in the middle of nowhere in south Slovenia. It was about 30cm of snow and was quite cold, around -12C (almost record low for Slovenia). It reminded me a bit of Luleå.

Now to the fun part. Hopefully I’ll find some time in the near future to update my blog a bit, so things I write from now on won’t be under Luleå category. But the best thing is that I’m planning to visit Jean, Maggie, Liff and Allen (probably misspelled some of the names xD) in Hong Kong around May 1st. I haven’t bought plane tickets yet, because I’m waiting for vacation confirmation for my GF, but hopefully I’ll have tickets by the end of this month. I’m actually really excited to see those guys again, even more than visiting HK!

Huh… it’s been so long since I wrote here that I have forgotten how…

Talk to you soon!

23:16 Sat.
9 Aug, 2014

Since my first step in Luleå

Lulea , Sweden
15 °C
Fair
3:49 am
9:21 pm

Can’t believe it went by so fast. It seems like yesterday I was still playing hockey and riding my bike in the snow.

I still remember my thoughts and feelings of excitement and a pinch of uncertainty when I stepped of the train. Everything ended up great, greatly surpassing all my expectations, those were the best days of my life, well almost, if Veronika could join me for whole time then they would =).

Enough about past, lets fast forward to present. Since I came home I travelled some more, I’ve visited Luxembourg and Frankfurt. Chose worst course since I went to college, started working at IJS again and began working on my master’s thesis.

In recent month I’ve finally moved to a new apartment in Ljubljana, together with Veronika. We are finally alone and I finally have only 5 minutes of walking to work / school, as opposed to 1 hours buss drive I had before. Since we moved I also got new pet, let me present you Mrs. Biba.

Biba the ferret!
Biba the ferret!
Biba exploring the living room. She was just over 3 months old in this photo.
Biba exploring the living room. She was just over 3 months old in this photo.

Since I’m buried in work this will be enough information for now. After I finish all my school work (fingers crossed) in September, I’ll upgrade this blog, so it will have more chapters, not just Luleå and finally deliver those graphs about expenses that I’m promising and kind of want to see them myself.

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