I’m an early bird. If i start my day after 9 o’clock in the morning it is most likely a bad day. I try to avoid this. And that’s why I missed the release of the Castle Live Wallpaper. For “the artist” and “the developer” the (interesting part of the) day starts after 8 pm – after everyday-work and learning. I don’t know why I am not able to think after 2 am. But matter of factly, after 2 am my brain shuts down. My personal theory: I’m solar powered and my accumulator is as bad as the average smart phone battery.
21 September 2012: Today is the day. We are ready! No more changes, no more trees, no more discussions. Today we want to create the final version of the probably (in future) famous Castle Live Wallpaper. Our first teamwork-production. After one month of waiting, watching, thinking, hoping, designing and backbreaking programming is seems possible to get it ready in a few hours. Let’s do it! We were really motivated around 8 pm. But it is not so easy as it seems. Why does the damned to-do-list grow instead of shrinking like it is supposed to? Why is the app description not already written? And do you – the users(*) – really need to have one more tiny little option? I use to go to bed BEFORE midnight — like Cinderella (You know, the beautiful girl from the fairytale …). Not this night, because the plan is not finished yet.
22 September 2012: Until one hour after(!) midnight I force myself to discipline and concentration, but after this I have no patience left and no will to fight against the closing eyelids. I sleep one hour in the office. 2 am I barely wake up. I manage to growl: “I have to go to bed, NOW!” What is the difference between 2 am in the night and 2 pm? It’s already one day later. The only difference I could see was the fact that I’m much happier with 2 pm. So I missed the historical moment – the moment Christoph and Tobbe finished our great first teamwork-wallpaper about one hour after I exhaustedly fell into my bed. Finishing does not mean going online. This historical moment was 2 pm and I was awake and happy to be a part of Sound of Source.
*) I really like to think of “The User” like the programms do in the movie Tron (in the old and the new version).