What I want to be good at
1. Packing a picnic
2. Travelling lightly with two kids…I’m pretty good at this one
3. Not letting a difficult experience make everyone miserable…without being annoyingly optimistic
4.identifying plants and animals where we live
5. Celebrating special occasions
700 year old kids art -
I like the kids stick man. They do two vertical lines instead of one. Legs run all the way to the head. Shows a different but equally effective symbol for human.
How to Go From App Launch to Highest Grossing in 5 Months -
I was looking at Twitter. G walked in and thought I was playing a game because of the game like cloud background.
This is the one of the biggest tools/networks/services for protest/advertising/communication the world has ever seen… and to a four year old it looks like a game.
Yzc2NjQ1MzQyNDU2MjMyMz: My time with the Steam Controller -
When I started Super Meat Boy, I knew that proper controls would be the make or break for the game. I’m very picky about controls in games, to the point if the game doesn’t control well, I don’t care who makes it or what it is, I will stop playing it. I often get asked which formulas I used for…
I just got my OUYA and the controller is killing me. Starting to get excited about Steam Box. Real excited.
How to find The Silk Road -
Simple Instructions on How to Find The Silk Road
So curious about this. In the same way a happily married (maybe gay?!?) sociologist wants to go to the strippers. I ain’t looking for a hit- just want to know who goes there, what the decor looks like, what the music sounds like.
Will probably wait till I’m back in Canada before I start poking around. I is scared of the NSA coming to my door.
Chinese Protest Houses Defy Progress -
These are really really crazy. In a country where opposing both the collective good and a scary government seem rare, I’m confused as to how this could be a thing. But it rules.
In Chinese, they’re called “nail houses” (éåæ¥¼ or “ding zi lou”). These protest abodes stick up for as long as the owner and ultimately, the Chinese government allows them to. Then, they’re smashed down.
The Cleveland Balloonfest. Over 1.5 million balloons were released simultaneously. 1986 pic.twitter.com/LSYWtdHImT from twitter.com/historyinpics
Infographic: Aids, TB and Malaria in Africa - Interactive - Al Jazeera English
So the company I work for (Tapstream) has dispatched me to San Francisco for the rest of the year. We threw our kids in the car and are spending the month as homeless gypsies. Two weeks at my parents, a week for the drive down (longer than needed unless you have a 3 month and 3 year old) and a week with a guy I met last time I was in SF. We take over our home in August.
We’ve spent the last couple days in Oregon, and I wanted to write down a couple observations. To be honest, some of these might be drawing on our brief trip through Washington, and some might be about America at large, but mostly it’s an Oregon thing. Really, it’s a coastal Oregon thing- apparently on the other side of them mountains is a desert, and we haven’t seen that.
UPDATE: Liquor. BC’s liquor laws can only be described as draconian for a variety of reasons. Until a couple years ago you couldn’t buy real liquor in private stores- only beer and wine, the good stuff you had to get from government outlets. Oregon is even crazier. Apparently the liquor stores, where you go buy your 40% and cigarettes, aren’t allowed to sell beer or wine, for that you go to the grocery store. So much head scratching.
In the 1870s, a high-placed French heraldist with a limited command of Russian assumed that “babr” was a misspelling of “bobr”, the Russian word for “beaver”, and changed the wording accordingly. This modification engendered a long dispute between the local authorities, who were so confused by the revised description that they started to depict the “babr” as a fabulous animal, half-tiger and half-beaver. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irkutsk#Coat_of_arms
My Startup has 30 Days to Live: In 30 days, my startup will be be dead -
Almost 2 years ago today, I quit my day job and started building something. After months of customer development, discussions with my wife about my plans, savings and sleepless nights, I finally decided to take the plunge.
I’m glad I did
That day I quit my job marked the beginning of an…
I remember when we had 30 days to live. Very clearly. Interesting experience.
The REAL Mowgli: Incredible images of the little girl who spent the first ten years of her life growing up in the African bush -
Heart-warming pictures of the real life Mowgli, a girl who spent the first ten years of her life growing up in the African bush, have been released for the first time.