Post 1 of 18
Some of you may have noticed our decidedly intermittent blog over at the FXhome MySpace, which mentioned some of the more social goings-on relating to the FXhome team. Due to being on MySpace it was a) inconvenient, b) ugly and c) rather hidden, all things we can now correct thanks to malone's New News System.
The aim with these occasional 'FXblogs' will be to provide a behind-the-scenes insight into what's going on at FXhome. It'll be more of an informal look at what's happening with the team, both in and out of the office.
Siggraph, from Tarn's POV
Half the team are off at Siggraph this week, in San Diego. Half the team being Jackpot, Cogz and Schwar, aka the other office regulars. With Hendo still firmly in Oz and Malone determined to stay with the surf, I've found myself in the office all wonely.
There's something rather unnerving about being in a totally quiet, empty office, which is normally full of japery, creativity and children's laughter. Other than having the distinct feeling that something's watching me, it has enabled me to focus on catching up on the admin that was slightly delayed due to the website launch.
As such, all the new presets are up, the movies have been processed into the box office, your support emails have been sorted and the Babel DVD prizes have been sent off at last (and winners notified).
In maloney news, he's implemented a nifty new system that removes signatures from posts that are under a certain size. The default is to hide sigs whenever a post is under 200 pixels high, which makes reading the forum much, much easier if you're looking at lots of small comments. You can change your sig viewing settings by going to My Account and selecting 'Forum settings'.
Admittedly this might not be the most remarkable post with which to kick off the FXblog, unless you're able to decipher the blur-o-vision in the above photo, that is, in which case I'm probably out of a job, but hey, them's the kind of crazy risks you take when you're stuck in an empty office!
Keep an eye out later this week for some cool interviews, news from Siggraph and more...