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» October 24, 2009
You've Been Living Like a Little Girl:
We were walking past the River Park Square in downtown Spokane this evening and through the windows was a throng of children watching other kids just inside the windows, many of whom were wearing fairy wings and other kinds of costumes in some sort of ceremony. It was packed enough that we decided our entry through the doors on either side of the ceremony would only be distracting; rather than walk through the mall we went around, so we didn't figure out exactly what was going on.
In one of those completely odd juxtapositions of circumstance, the speakers on the outside of the mall were blasting Arthur Brown's classic "Fire."
» October 19, 2009
Shockwave 3D to Unity: Ben "robotduck" Pitt Speaks The Word!
» October 9, 2009
Promo: By chance I happened to check in on Erica (The iPhone Developer's Cookbook) Sadun's iPhone SDK Google Group yesterday when she was trolling for someone with "modest success or struggles" to round out an online chat about iPhone development and the App Store. I don't check in on the list every day, but I made a silly remark about having lost the struggle and Erica wrote back to invite me onto the panel.
Sometimes I think that I'm overblown in my own self-promotion — although the sales and downloads of Bedeviled might point that I haven't actually been doing enough — but I certainly missed this opportunity, because I didn't even think of mentioning the chat anywhere until the hour was almost over.
Anyway, if you're interested in hearing what several successful developers (and me!) had to say about the current state of iPhone development, you can find the archive through TUAW: The Unofficial Apple Weblog.
» October 7, 2009
Just Blast Me:
I wasn't able to go to the MAX show this year — again — but as I mentioned the other day I was making a recorded appearance there via Phillip Kerman's burgeoning video sarcasm business. Adobe hired him to produce some pieces, including the segue from the MAX Awards to the Sneak Peeks session (part of which was captured in a series of photos by Kendall Whitehouse on Flickr).
I knew this was going to be the case, but it wasn't until I was flicking through Kendall's photos that it was really driven home: My voice-over for Phillip's video was coming out of the speakers on the LA Convention Center stage
right after Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill had been up there, and I absolutely, completely missed it.
[UPDATE] This is what happens when you only get reports second-hand. Phillip's piece (and my voice!) weren't played after Mark Hamill was done. The end of this video shows Hamill and Adobe's Ted Patrick still on the stage in front of the opening screen of the video, as the lights go down after Patrick introduces the "prepared legal statement."