No, really! I'm sorry I haven't posted anything on this blog for *gasp* more than six months. It could look like I've been neglecting it, focussing solely on Twitter for my Internet bragging needs. But nothing could be further from the truth: I've actually spent a lot of time on this blog!
The problem is that that spent time is just invisible for you: I've been preparing something special for this blog, a secret project I've actually alluded to a few times on Twitter. This project is going on, and has resulted so far in something like 25 (!) posts that are just waiting for the right moment to be published. That right moment is approaching (the posts will be published weekly), but I just have quite a bit of work left to do before I can actually publish them.
Part of this work is to actually get a few more posts ready (I am trying to build myself a comfortable buffer, so that publishing can carry on even if I'm not able to write new posts at the necessary speed). But another part of that work (and one that has been time-consuming) is to create bits of artwork to go with those posts. Given that I'm bad at drawing, and have little experience with graphics software, this has been a uphill battle, but one I feel I'm actually winning!
So in order to prove that I'm not pulling everyone's leg here, I thought I'd show some kind of teaser of the work I've been doing. Here it is:
Like it? I've made this bit of 3D graphics using Blender (that Blender for Dummies book really came in handy!). It's not finished yet, but I think it looks great already (for something done by an amateur). And it should give you some clue of what I am actually preparing (people who remember my original website will know exactly what I'm talking about).
So there. I'm really working on a project that I will unveil as soon as possible (I can't be more precise about the time-line as I don't know myself when I'll be ready, but I think beginning November is as good a bet as anything). In the mean time, I'll try posting a few things here, but I can't promise anything. And there's my Twitter stream anyway.
All right then, have fun trying to understand what this teaser is all about! Don't hesitate to comment on this post with your theories, however wild they are!