Tuesday, July 24, 2001

So, yesterday I posed the question: should I spread myself out amongst multiple projects? In organizing my thoughts on this topic, I listed the projects that I’m involved in. The list is quite long, and now that I’m looking at it, I’m trying to figure out the projects I should cut down on.

The question that I’m facing is this: Which of these projects would take up the most time (if I were keeping up with all of them), and which ones am I most committed to?

Project Time per Week Committment
Drawing/Sketching 2.5 hours Very strong
Teaching Redemption 1.5 hours Pretty strong
Points of View 1 hour Strong on paper, weak in practice
The AtheOS-developer FAQ 10 minutes Moderate
Role-playing 3 hours Moderate
Playing the piano and violin 2 hours Moderate
Kamidake Less than 1 hour Moderate
Writing 2 hours Weak to moderate
AtheDocs Half an hour, maybe Weak to moderate
Gardening 4 hours Fairly weak
AtheOS programming 6 to 8 hours Weak. It’s fun, but not hugely appealing.
BeOS programming 6 to 8 hours Weak

Well. From this chart, it’s pretty clear that I should abandon my attempts at programming. Thinking back, I realize that I rarely complete the large-scale programming projects that I attempt. That said, I do complete smaller projects, so maybe if I should eliminate all of my projects except for Calliope, so I can focus on that.

I’m going to keep gardening, because that’s partly therapeutic. I don’t need to stop writing, either; I can take a vacation from writing without hurting anyone. AtheDocs doesn’t require much time, nor does Kamidake.

And I’m pretty strongly committed to the rest of this list, so I guess I should focus on closing down my spurious programming projects.

Anything else going on? Well, AIC has announced that the third Tenchi Muyo! OVA will be released next spring, concurrent with a new spin-off OVA and TV series that will focus on Galaxy Police officers (IIRC Mihoshi and Kiyone will make guest appearances, but the rest of the gang will be out of it).

Miyazaki’s new film, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, opened July 20th and drew a 20% larger audience than Princess Mononoke on its first weekend. Good to hear. I can’t wait to see it over here.

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