I came to Sweden three weeks ago tomorrow, from this blog post. June the 29th. Feels like just yesterday. I've put off blogging about this because I just don't know what to say yet. I'll just go at this from whatever pops into my head and hope it forms a coherent blog post.
First up, Sweden is cool. Literally and figuratively. The weather was awesome and sunny when I got here but it's gotten a lot colder and rainier since. That's good, I like rain. Was even thundering a little too - I haven't heard thunder in many many years!
It's going to take me a lot of time to get used to everything here. It's all the little things that are completely different to back in UK that keep throwing me off. Even the light switches are opposite :( It's also kinda weird hearing Swedish everywhere. I feel like I sometimes know what people are talking about but never what they're saying. I'm picking it up slowly, I think.
My new apartment is awesome. It's huge, very roomy, and just all around great. It feels empty though. I'm sure that will change when Ola gets here :) It has pretty cool internet, 16Mbps down when I'm lucky, but it disconnects very frequently (like every 15 mins or so). Very annoying. I have to get a new router because this one isn't wireless, and if it happens with the new one I'll see about yelling at people to fix it. I also has a TV which is cool, but not that many channels and they're all in Swedish. Oh well, something to learn from!
Mojang is fantastic, the office is huge and looks very nice. The people are all nice and just cool, I like it here. Settling in nicely and stuff. Very much enjoying Gaming Fridays ;D
Today is mine & Ola's 2 year anniversary (of being together). It is a shame we couldn't spend it together in person but that doesn't matter, she'll be here next week! It's hard to believe it's been 2 years, it's all just gone by so quickly. Well, you know what they say, "time flies when you're having fun with someone you love". Or something like that. Paraphrasing here.
Next week we'll be releasing the preview build of Minecraft 1.3. Very exciting and scary at the same time. Unfortunately we'll be releasing it on the date that Ola comes here, and I want that day off for obvious reasons, so I probably won't witness the release but hopefully there shouldn't be any major issues that need fixing! :D
My stuff from UK won't arrive until early August. Kinda sucks, but what can I do. I have myself a craptop at the moment to interwebs with, but the lack of mouse and its love of melting my leg makes it not so suitable for gaming - which sucks, since it's the steam summer sales! :( I have to go find a store that sells a decent mouse. I've considered just buying a new laptop built for gaming too, until my PC gets here, but I'm never home to accept delivery so that wouldn't work out so well - plus it'd only be for a few weeks, so eh...
It also turns out that I will be going to PAX this year! Very cool. I've never been before, but I'm looking forward to it! :D I'll be doing a Minecraft panel with Jens, Grum, Tahg and EvilSeph. It'll be streamed live, so that's quite scary... But apparently my last panel was too without me knowing it, so that helps a little!
And now I've ran out of things to talk about. Oh well. Ciao!