Saturday, April 30, 2016

[721] The Lite Ace

Allow me to reminisce about one of my folks' previous cars. A 1993 Toyota Lite Ace GXL. I think I've written about it before, but I want to write about it again.

In hindsight, it was one of the ideal family cars. It had good interior space for five with the rear seats folded. It was relatively compact outside, having relatively small exterior dimensions. The only negatives I could think of with the Lite Ace were lack of power for the engine, weak air conditioning, and the middle sliding windows were a security concern.

The Lite Ace might have benefited from a few costly modifications. Sadly we don't have the resources for it. What would I have done? Engine swap to a more modern, efficient, and powerful engine. Improve the air conditioner. Upgraded brakes. Basically whatever mods I want to do to other dream cars of mine.

Anyway the Lite Ace is gone, sold to someone else. So all I can do is reminisce and dream.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

[720] Work

I've been working since 2004. Thanks twelve years. During that span of time I've worked for many different types of companies. Each company I worked for was totally different in make-up from the other.

I started in 2004 with a relatively small animation studio of about ten to twenty regular employees. We mostly catered to local television commercials providing both 2D and 3D assets as needed.

In 2008 I moved to a game dev company. This was a bigger company having at most around fifty employees at one point. I stayed with them for over five years.

Late 2013 I joined an automotive parts importing company. This was a relatively new company and when I joined we were four employees. When I left we up to seven.

My latest employer is similar to my previous game dev company. Except there almost 200 employees.

So there. I guess I could say I've had the pleasure of experiencing different types of companies. From the humblest, start-up-ish company to a big, sorta-multinational company.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

[719] Nothing to Post

As the title says, I have nothing relevant to post. The internet at home is too slow, and I cannot blog using my laptop. I have to use the app on my tablet.

Not that it's a bad thing, the laptop is just an easier way to blog, format, and post pictures via my flickr account.