Category Archives: Dezonus Life

Preparations for 2017

So, once again it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. I’ll say again that my intentions are to post here more often, but I know that that would be me sounding rather like a broken record. I can, however, guarantee that this will be the last post of 2016.

I’ve recently acquired an ABN (Australian Business Number) for Dezonus Productions. This means that I’m now actually allowed by law to charge people for services rendered. What it means for me, is that I’m now able to properly set myself up as a Freelance Web Developer.

I’m currently working on revamping the Dezonus Productions site. As it stands, it makes for a great folio site, but does not at all convey anything about the web development services I will provide (as when it was created, I wasn’t really doing that). So far, I have a really cool design that I’m quite proud of, I’ve just got to figure out a few more things before I code it up.

I’ve currently got a few clients lined up for next year, which is quite exciting. If I can get some momentum going as a Web Developer, that would be fantastic.

As far as that “Ambitious Project” I mentioned in my last post goes, that been put on hold indefinitely. It was a project for a Client, but I’ve been unable to speak to said client in quite some time.

As far as Game Development goes right now, it’s essentially on the back-burner. That said, I am working on fleshing out a concept for a really ambitious game, but the problem as far as I see it is the scope is way out of proportion. Something that requires a bit more thought I think.

Getting Nowhere

So, I’ve been job hunting since November, and so far, I’ve gotten nowhere. I’m going to go talk to Swinburne’s careers people later this week, and perhaps that will help, but I’m getting doubtful about it all.

Meanwhile, JTown is having fantastic luck at finding web clients. So, I begin to think, maybe I should tell all these web recruitment people where to shove it, and actually become a legit freelance developer. If the web job recruiters don’t want to hire me, I’ll make them wish that they had. I mean, I do thoroughly enjoy web work, and I do a pretty kick-ass job, so…

Sure, it’s not as good as having a secure income and what not, but I feel like I’m kind of running out of other options.

At any rate, I’m going to do some work on the Dezonus webspace today. It gets a bit neglected with everything else, so it needs it.

Life after Uni

So, I finished up my degree a bit over a month ago, and now I’m transitioning to the next chapter of my life.

I’m still quite disheartened that GBL isn’t going anywhere, because not only was that a really cool game, but working on it for the last year was one of the most exciting and fulfilling things I’ve done it quite some time. And now, with it gone…All that effort was for not really all that much. I mean sure, yes, we completed the assessment, and did quite well (distinction grade), but this is a game, that’s awesome to play, and it’s never going to come to fruition.

But anyway, I’m job hunting a lot. The games industry isn’t the strongest in Melbourne, so getting into it is really tricky. For that reason, I’m mostly applying for web development jobs, as this is something I can do pretty well, and is something I enjoy doing. So far, I’m not having much luck though…

So, in the meantime, I’m working on projects. I have another site with JTown in the works, as well as a web project on my own. Hopefully, these will boost the strength of my web portfolio, and make me more likely to get work.

I also have some ideas for games projects, but these are on the back-burner right now. Part of this is because I’m dreading learning a new 3d modelling program. I’m quite used to 3ds Max, and enjoy working with it, but the student version I had can’t be used commercially, and the commercial version is obscenely expensive ($280/month, combined with the fact that I fundamentally disagree with software subscriptions). Right now, Blender is looking the best.

But yeah, I miss the structure of being a uni student, the certainty that there’ll be something to go to this year, coz right now, things are kinda scary…