Big changes again over this past month. We’ve moved into the Exist offices in Ortigas and look to be kicking off a new phase in our team’s development as a real technology lab. I’m pretty excited about how it’s all coming together, although I can’t really talk about some of the finer details until everything’s been finalized.
What I can say is that I’ve started coming into the office every day, something which I had serious doubts about during the weeks leading up to all this. One of my defining personality traits characteristics, I think, is a predilection for New Stuff though, and this sudden change of environment is about as New as it gets. Just the act of getting into the car at 8am every day has been a personal feat, although I have to say that I’ve been enjoying it a lot more than I expected. (The work, not the driving-to-work.)
Prior to October, the team and I were in the office twice a week at the most, and only about 4-5 hours at a time. Now we’re suddenly pulling full 8-hour days. (Last Friday, I was there for 12.) Granted, the new office is a lot spiffier than the old one, and I suppose the fact that there are lots of new people to talk to and get to know has a lot to do with it as well. Anyway, exciting times for all.
We’ve been working on a new labs project that should be ready for release in a week or so. (It isn’t a 24-hour app, as you can probably guess.) We’ve actually got 3 apps in the oven at the moment, but because of the transition, we haven’t been able to focus on them. Also, we’re hoping to really put some serious time on to Octales, and get that over the line and into a real public beta very soon.