Flashback six months ago: I thought I was doing well, financially. I’d been making a decent salary at Rapt Media, I (thought I) was making some progress on the credit cards I had run up while working on Signal Genius, and I just generally seemed to have a lot of money in the bank. Then on February 1… my mortgage, CrossFit membership and car insurance autopayed; the next day, my roommate came asking for the rent check, as well as two months’ rent for the Vail ski house I’d never made the trek to.
Mother effer. Suddenly I was back to carefully timing checks, watching my account balance like a hawk, and crossing fingers when the debit card swiped at the grocery store. There had to be a better way. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I attended a Board Game Developer’s conference called Protospiel. As luck would have it, it was in my hometown of Ann Arbor, MI, so the trip got to double as a visit to see the folks and an old friend or two. I got some shocking news the day I returned, so this is a little tardy.
I took revision 5 of my nascent board game — Vercingetorix (new name in the works… I realize it’s a mouthful) with the hopes of getting some final tuning feedback and try and drum up some interest.
The first morning of the conference (Friday), I arrived with my rolled-up board in a shipping tube and a plastic box full of components. I paid my reg fee, got my name tag, and looked around the room bewildered by what to do first. A guy named Oliver walked up and asked if I had a prototype I wanted to test. “Holy crap! Am I really ready to show this to strangers?” my brain panicked. Continue reading
On two occasions I have been asked, “Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?” … I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
Boulder wakes up a different city today. Atlas Purveyors closed their doors last night, leaving many of us wandering the streets aimlessly before heading in to work this morning.
Like many, my introduction to Atlas was early in my Boulder tenure, accidental, and unassuming.
It was my second full day in Boulder, with no job. I went looking for a coffee shop with WiFi to work on my resume and search for work. I walked the full length of the bricks, stunned that there was no coffee save Starbucks. At 15th & Pearl, I pulled out my phone and searched “Boulder WiFi”. At the top of the list was “Atlas Purveyors — 1505 Pearl St.”
“I should be able to see that from here.” I thought.
- does anyone think lori's bug might be due to the same reason the vids are choppy?
- not sure tho
- bc i got it to work one time and that was when i hit the replay button
- which makes me think that it's one of those issues with grabbing the data from amazone
- I'm in the ZONE... AMA-zone!!
- It'll be a new hit by Kenny Loggins
- Highway to the AMAZONE
Listen to her html5 roar
Chrome under tension
Beggin' you to click and go
Highway to the amazone
Right into the amazone
It’s very handy.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to get to live in space for months and then have to come home.
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
–Linus Pauling (via)
Ryan sent me this a while back. It’s a tossup week-to-week who the bigger Sci-Fi dork is at our apartment.