I QUIT! (My Job)

Wow, I’ve eluded to big changes on the horizon of my personal life. Today I can finally talk about them. I’m guessing this will be the first of a series of posts, because I don’t really have time for really diving into the subject. I will be trying to keep you guys informed of developments here, but I am also starting a more personal site at www.EdMandy.com, but it might not even be quite up and running when you read this.

More posts can’t be a bad thing, though. I noticed that it’s almost been 2 months since my last post. Wow, time flies when you’re getting ready to buy a house, move to another state, and quit a job you’ve been at for 15 years.

So, yeah, yesterday I put in my resignation at the job I’ve worked for the past 15 years (PLUS 3 summer internships). It was very surreal. Of course, it will greatly impact my life, but it will also have an effect on my co-workers.

Again, I can’t really go too in depth today, but here are my basic plans:

  • Buy a house (DONE)
  • Move everything to the new house (HALF DONE)
  • Quit my job (I put in my 2 weeks yesterday)
  • Start working on an iPad/iPhone game (much more on this later)
  • Start some entrepreneurial ventures (like flashmasta.com)
  • Sell our current house (start selling in about a week from now)
  • Move the family (after school is complete on June 6th and our house is sold)

That seems like a simple list, but it’s a lot of work. That stuff has been my main focus recently, and I’m sorry that the Flash Masta project has suffered in the meantime. Once I am set up again in the new location, I will be able to focus on my projects (like this) a lot better. I really hope/expect this to be a positive move for this project and others (like the WonderSwan Flash Cart) I’ve started but haven’t had a chance to complete.

As always, please comment. I really like interacting with you guys. If you want to head over to http://www.edmandy.com/ and see more info about me there, please do. I hope to have that site more functional/informative in the coming weeks. Also, I’ve been using Twitter a lot more lately, so check me out @FreeplayTech. Thanks for the support over the years.

14 comments on “I QUIT! (My Job)”

  1. mic Reply

    Fifteen years at the same place.. that’s quite some time :T I’m only half-way there. Good luck with your new endeavours.

  2. Morden Reply

    Big things happening, I see! No wonder it’s been this quiet around here. Fifteen years, huh? It would be really scary to me to change jobs after so many years, unless I was becoming my own boss. Good luck with all of your plans!

  3. Flavor Reply

    Thanks for the well wishing, guys! Yeah, it’s been quiet around. I know that. I really want to hit this harder once I get all moved. It has just been hard with all the time spent on buying a new (to us) house, cleaning/painting the old house, fixing up the new house, planning the future, etc. I know you guys will understand, but I want to be better about keeping you informed now that I feel like I can go public with this stuff. Before I was really worried about someone I work with reading something I post, so I haven’t posted much anywhere lately.

  4. WyndCrosser Reply

    Congrats?!?! good luck with everything. You’re the Jeff Kurtz of the NGPC world. Now it’s time to make me a wonderswan flash cart lol

    • Flavor Reply

      Believe me, this is #1 on my list of hardware projects to complete. Well, that is if you don’t count redoing a kitchen, laying flooring, etc. 😀

  5. Tehcno Reply

    So you’ve finally gone and done it. I wish you and family well during this transitional period.

  6. Kaz Reply

    Woah, big steps that Flav! You have a plan (they always look so deceptively simple) and that’s a great commitment. Did not know you were making an iOS game; good luck man!

    I’ve gotta keep up with this newfangled social media you kids are into these days.


    • Flavor Reply

      Hey Kaz! I do have a plan, and I hope that it works out like my vision in my head.

      I hadn’t announced the iOS game part previously. I don’t think you missed anything there. I will probably be writing more like http://www.edmandy.com/2013/05/videogame-development-for-fun-and-profit/ at EdMandy.com about that stuff.

      I know what you mean about the social media. I’m not a huge fan, but I’ve learned that Twitter and YouTube can be good tools for me to find and connect with other retro handheld gamers.

  7. richi Reply

    How’s the project card?
    We are all very excited at the epeño who are you putting
    hope to see results soon
    A greeting

    • Flavor Reply

      Hey richi. Things are going well. The iOS/Android game is coming along VERY nicely. I think it will be a success. I have some new NGPC Flash Masta bundles almost ready, too. Other than that, I’m working on a WonderSwan flash cartridge. Life is good!

      Are you interested in anything in particular?


  8. richi Reply

    hello again
    Thanks for your answer
    Yeah, I’m waiting on acerme with a flash cartridge WonderSwan
    I’m the type who likes retro,
    Y and etado looking theme WonderSwan cartridge
    No rush, and you know that here you have a safe pliente
    sorry if something does not entienede, I use the google translator

    • Flavor Reply

      I think I understand well enough. Right now I am busy with 3 main things:
      1) Developing an amazing new game for mobile platforms 🙂
      2) Assembling/Soldering NGPC flash kits
      3) Creating/Debugging WonderSwan flash kit

      I will DEFINITELY post here when there is news about WonderSwan. You may want to sign up for automated emails here: http://www.flashmasta.com/about/post_notification_header/

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