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Aug 12 2008

Scuba in Roatan

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Last week I was in Roatan scuba diving.

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While the diving was not as good as Curacao, it was a great vacation and a break from the game industry. I had no cell nor email access all week.

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Aug 01 2008

Roatan

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RoatanHeading off for vacation in Roatan. Scuba diving for 7 days without cell phone nor email.

Bliss.

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Jan 01 2008

New Year’s Eve Sunset

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There was a beautiful sunset last night on New Year’s Eve.  The picture from my porch says it all.

Porch Sunset

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Aug 19 2007

Travel and diving

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Angel Fish in CuracaoOnce again, I have skipped a couple of months. I managed to do another dive trip in June, this time to Curacao in the Caribbean, where we went diving with Ocean Encounters. I did about 15 dives there, including a night dive. One of the dives was down to 110 feet to visit the Superior Producer boat wreck. At that depth, you can only stay down for 20 minutes before you have to come up. The eerie thing is that there is nothing to indicate how far down you are. The water is crystal clear and there is still a lot of light. I saw a school of barracuda near the boat and it seemed like any normal dive. Of course, if something were to go wrong, then you can have serious problems, so the dive masters bring extra air and we all take extra precautions. Thankfully, nothing went wrong and it was a wonderful dive.

 

 

The week before Curacao, I was back in Tokyo for work. SCE is constantly improving the PlayStation 3 and it is always good to get many of the different groups of people together to work on the platform. Consumers are seeing the improvements with every firmware release and developers are beginning to understand how to deal with the PS3. With the holidays coming up, developers are trying to finish their titles. I have been on the road about every week for the past month. One of the trips was to Epic as part of the “SWAT team.” Every time I visit a developer, I remember how much I like actual production and the messiness which is game production. I am sure that some year I will return, but not yet.

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May 02 2007

Scuba Diving in Mexico

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I managed to get away for a week to do some scuba diving down in Mexico. My entire family heads down south of Cancun, Mexico once a year to dive, sit on the beach, and drink margaritas. We rent a condo in Puerto Aventuras and just do ocean things. Even though this was our third year doing the trip, we do not try to do any sightseeing. It is all about diving, relaxing, and spending time with the family. My parents initially started the trip so that they could spend time with the grandkids.

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