Archive for March 2007
Today the Étoilé project got a huge compliment from student Michal Čáp in the form of a thesis paper proposal:
I am 22 y.o. computer science student from the Czech Republic, but I’m studying at England (Coventry) this year.
I am writing here because I am now working on my final year project, which is about Étoilé. I am basically aiming to produce a work that should describe what is Étoilé project about and what are the main ideas behind. I am doing that because I am interested in the ideas put forward by Étoilé project. I can remember that when I read about Étoilé for the first time it took me quite a lot of time and effort to find out what is it all about and why is it so different. Therefore I want to work out a paper that would allow people to get into Étoilé more quickly.
He’s already done some really cool mockups. While some of the stuff is in need of updating due to recent changes, I’m still really impressed about what he’s been able to put together based on some random (and poorly organized) notes, emails and sketches. I can’t wait to chat more with him and get some of the blurrier points of the UI crystalized.
Leaving college was sad for me. I didn’t really get to know the people I was going to school with until my senior year. Just as I had found these amazing friends, the year was over and I was out in the real world. Thankfully I’ve managed to stay in touch with many of them, and they’ve become even better friends.
Today was the last shoot for Chasing Windmills. For me anyways, and I’m sure for most of the other cast members. It was a fun event, as I finally met many of the people I’ve been watching nearly every day. And yet, I couldn’t help but think how sad it was that this was the first time that the bulk of us were all in the same room together, and very nearly the last, as our cast party — the big final event — is next Thursday. The Chasing Windmills experience has been so rewarding: I’ve been working with brilliant people, creating something that will live on the internet forever, and doing it all simply for the passion of making. I’ll miss these folks, and I’ll miss having never had the opportunity to really get to know most of them, as they are certainly an amazing group of talented people. It feels like the last day of school all over again, but instead of a year with them I only got an afternoon. Still, Thursday holds a lot of promise, and I look forward to seeing the wonderful Chasing Windmills cast soon.