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Choosing Your Own Adventure


#222

Jeff, good luck to you on your new path.
Greetings from Brazil.


#223

Congrats, Jeff. I’ve been contemplating a similar move, but holding off for “the right time.” I applaud your confidence in taking the leap!


#224

Work is simply Love in action, follow yer heart.
Best wishes and Good Luck!
K


#225

Good luck! I hope your new door will impress you :wink:


#226

It takes great courage to walk out of your confort zone and risk it all,i guess that’s the essence of “choose your adventure” books.I know you certainly do not lack the courage ,good luck to you .:slight_smile:


#227

keep authoring great dialogue. love coming in each morning and reading something interesting on this blog. i look forward to it each day and am still surprised at how often the content is very useful, funny, informative and much more. good luck in your new adventures!


#228

gl hf


#229

cheong - Have a look at the Fighting Fantasy series of books, they’re like CYOA but have stats and battles :wink: http://www.fightingfantasygamebooks.com/ As a child they always seemed superior to me. Damn was I a geek about them though… I had guidebooks galore as well as a couple of shelves full of the stories themselves!


#230

Frost and Kipling? Bah. I grew up on “the wrong side of the tracks”, and could never get into poetry from those eliteist white men. I thought I just didn’t appreciate poetry, until recently.

Here, try something from Langston Hughes for someone deciding whether to follow a dream:

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?


#231

My favorite CYOA (or what do i do now) books were the Zork books. This was early 80s, so roughly the same time period. This was right before I got my intro to computers via the Vic-20!

Best of luck Jeff!


#232

Jeff, as a long time reader of your blog, I think you would do really well in your adventure. I wish you all the very best.


#233

Congratulations and good luck Jeff!


#234

Good luck to you, Dude! =)


#235

Good luck!


#236

Best. Resignation Letter. Ever.


#237

Dude, you’re giving up a FRIDGE WITH AN ICE MAKER!!!

What’s wrong with you?


#238

Good Luck! :slight_smile:


#239

Best of luck, Jeff! With all this ‘bloggers stop blogging’ posts lately, I feared this would go the other way. But I’m glad I was wrong, and I’m also glad you will continue to code - as you said, I think it’s an important aspect of your blog.

Once again, good luck! I promise, I’ll start clicking on some of those ads here! :wink:


#240

Good Luck Man! Hope it turns out ok and u get lots of money…

and happiness :smiley:


#241

Good luck Jeff, your a Brave man!