Archive for category: Personal News

Reddit AMA

This weekend I started an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on popular community and link-sharing website Reddit.  Reddit was super kind and provided me all sorts of questions and I got to answer them!  It was all-around good fun.  Here’s a link if you’re interested.

I was really happy and surprised to see so many nice thoughts.  I typically imagine that my games are found on Flash game sites and only those who frequent there have played my content.  Alas, I found many responders and many of them had interesting things to ask, especially cool for a site where all walks of life visit.  Among my favorite, “Would you rather fight 100 hamster-sized elephants or one elephant-sized hamster?”  Seemed fairly simple to answer.

Thanks Reddit!

Moving, Challenges, Redesigns

As this website moves over to the new host there has been a long list of problems I’m still managing.  One is that this website is far overdue for a redesign (it’s built on a WordPress from 2007) and I’m working on that as well as getting the content moved over to the new host.  There are over 26,000 comments on 300+ posts and on top of that a ton of Flash and other content to move.  The trip is a tricky one; the data conversion will be messy and it will be fun once we’re all set and done.  The new website is built on WordPress 3.4, the latest and greatest.

The goal for the new website is to expand the content and focus on the portfolio.  There’s a LOT of games now.  Back in 2003 when I published my first Flash game it was easy to find and play games.  Now as I approach nearly 90-100 games this content needs to be better organized.  My goal is to make categories and easy-to-get-to content instead of the wall of games.

I also am looking to expand content displayed on the site.  Right now my photography is all but hidden and there’s not a lot of space for the other random things I do. I want to make everything flow and work well together, which is difficult for a website which is currently crippled by PHP issues and in the process of transition.

So for now I trudge on, getting the site ready for year 10 of Flash development.  Cheers!

SOPA / PIPA Matters

Today my website went down for about 12 hours to raise awareness of SOPA and PIPA.  While my site is probably not high on the list of places people would expect to see reactions to these two controversial bills, its something that effects what I do greatly and I feel that its incredibly important I show my support to make sure this never happens.

My livelihood relies on the content I produce for the internet.  For the internet to become heavily censored would be catastrophic and limit my ability to create creative content.  No, I do not believe in piracy.  But I believe in being fair and allowing creativity to flow and flourish.  SOPA and PIPA are not compatible with this belief.

I am not going to preach any more than I have, but there are resources if you are interested and want to learn more.

And in other news, this website hasn’t been updated recently because it’s getting redesigned… in case you’re wondering why the new games aren’t here yet.

Happy Roo Day!

On July 4th we celebrate with fireworks and such, but here we also celebrate Roo Day!   Roo day is a day for best friend Roo, my Best Man in my wedding, the namesake of the Roo Bat in one of my oldest games (Tage Rampage) and official unofficial tester of my iPhone games.  And we celebrate by honouring some of his achievements:

Disneyland Christmas 2009

1)  Finding non-existent grocery stores in large cities

2)  Serving me a beer before I even knew I wanted one

3)  Taking pictures at 45 degree angles

4)  Hitting lower Baritone notes than me while saying “SUNRIVER”

And for all that and more, we say Happy Roo Day, now the sixth time we’ve celebrated!  Even if you don’t know what that means.

Hello 2011

Happy New Year!  Spending the rest of my 2010 just tidying up after the holidays.

E3 2010 - Armor Games

It’s been a great year… many goals reached and many things learned.  Multiplayer flowed with reality, achievements were completely unlocked, and we beat a few employees along the way.  Did I mention we figured out the muscular coordination of endangered extinct species?  Overall, a great year met with challenges, failures, and successes… a perfect recipe for a great year!

And next year is just around the corner.  I am incredibly eager to find out what’s to come.  So until then, Happy New Year!  Take care of yourselves.