No More Corporate Teat – #2 – The Last Day

Today was my last day as an employee of a major corporation. I am very sad to leave so many of my friends, but excited at what the future holds. I am in the midst of setting up the consulting arm of 8bitrocket Studios called Twin Engine Web Systems. There isn’t much there yet, but I will be adding to it very very soon.

On Monday I start on an iPhone game development contract, which will be a very nice change of pace. I will be noting my progress here (as if you needed another gave dev diary to waste your time reading).

I finally finished my final task for the week:

Steve and I started a tradition years ago of taking people to a local (and fantastic) Mongolian BBQ for a “last lunch”. The bottom message refers to that tradition.

I have also kept a tongue- in-cheek “Grave Yard” of employee name plates, pictures, and other what not to commemorate those who have left the company.  Today I was able to add myself to this pile.

That is a picture of Steve and I from when we were about 4 or 5 years old. That swimming pool is from a hotel next store to the building. This “grave yard” is up against a window that looks out over a parking lot.

I have to admit, it is pretty scary to be moving on from corporate life, but I could not be more excited. To all of my friends at Mattel, I say thanks for the great times, and please look me up when you need some new games developed =)

On to Twin Engine Web Systems, the door has closed behind me.

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