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March end


At home: Clara working a late shift, back just in time for the boys' bedtime. We discussed the possibility that she might end up looking after the poor wretch who jumped from the Sheffield's main tram bridge, on Wednesday evening -- although she'd never acknowledge or discuss the matter if she did. I picked the boys up at 12:40 and took them to Hillsborough Park, which is just possibly becoming less of a pain. Looking after two boys with differing play interests is hard when you're an unapologetic helicopter parent who must hover close by at all times.

Work: About a week until release. Working through the last few tasks. Pressure pretty low, although beyond the specific tasks of the release there are a lot of things that need fixing or improving within the docs. Still, the new User Guide is a big improvement in terms of usability.

Reading: Re-reading Chuck Gannon's Fire with Fire, rushing through with an eye for details concerning ships and technology. I'm planning to produce some photorealistic CGI renderings that explore Chuck's hard SF universe of the "Terran Republic".

Combat / Small ship sketches

The world: Brexit has been officially started. America continues to exhibit the hallmarks of a great empire entering into a rapid decline. Like the Brexit news, The Disunited States of Trumperica has been in this ongoing state for many months now and it will probably all continue for years.



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