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Thursday, January 01, 2009

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second challenge over

Friday, September 05, 2008

LittleBigChallenge 002 has ended and my submission made the top 5 out of 69 entries!

Media Molecule <3 Me.

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so, this new contest... it vibrates?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

I kicked off my participation in LittleBigChallenge 002, as usual, with something terribly contrived. Just to get the mental juices flowing, naturally. The real submission is yet to come... and will likely manifest itself in some hardcore nerdish way.

LittleBigChallenge 002

And it just figures that as soon as I upload this to flickr, I find another GTA-themed submission. I should be flogged for not looking through the other entries first.

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did i win?

Monday, September 01, 2008

Okay, how do I start this? I know I've poked fun at my obsession with Little Big Planet. I've pre-ordered the game, submitted four entries (yes, only two good ones) to Media Molecule's LittleBigChallenge 001, and I've even been featured on the Media Molecule blog (which has been really hard not to let go to my head). So why am I still agonizing over this contest?

I think it's over. At least, Media Molecule has posted some of their favorites and started a new contest: LittleBigChallenge 002. My 8-bit entry made the top of the list, which is awesome for sure. I think I won... Maybe. Maybe I'm just thrown off by the word "Challenge" in the title of the "contest." Is it really a contest? Is it over? Did I win?

Or am I just being overly competitive? (Rhetorical. I know the answer is yes.) I suppose I always knew the contest was more for fun than anything else... and it has been fun, really. So I'll just stop whining like a baby now and thank Media Molecule for the entertaining diversion (and 4,500+ views on flickr).

:: cleansing breath ::

Okay, time to act like a grown-up again. I need to go wrap Karen's birthday presents now.

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what are the odds

Sunday, August 24, 2008

First some background. So I get the inspired idea to query "i was there" on flickr, hoping to see wondrous and amazing things like celebrity sightings, chemical fires, and amazing moments in sports, but I flubbed the search a little... Instead of putting "i was there" in quotes or tag-ifying it as "iwasthere", I ended up searching for matches on photos that contained "i" and "was" and "there."

Anyway, the result set was still interesting. But this photo in particular caught my eye. Nobody is that stupid... but there it is. A man leaping between two rocks towering 900 meters above the ground... in flip-flops.

Naturally, I am compelled to then perform a search on "moron". And look who is at the top of the list? What are the odds?

(Query results will change over time. Trust me, at the time of this writing, the flip-flop leaper was the top moron on flickr.)

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yup, a fourth submission

Friday, August 22, 2008

One more entry can't hurt. (Can it?)

LittleBigChallenge 001 - four

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a third submission

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yeah. I think I need to stop obsessing over Little Big Planet. I can't sleep, I can't stop checking my e-mail and I'm jonesing for comments on flickr like a crack addict. I wonder how it's going to be when the game actually ships! I should go ahead and request that month off.

Anyway, I present to you submission number three:

LittleBigChallenge 001 - three

While I was pretty happy with the previous compositions, they still had that synthesized Photoshop smell to them. You know the one. It smells vaguely of filters... (This is what happens when a developer pretends he knows how to design) So I left Photoshop completely out of the equation and instead used a nifty old Apple II paint program called Blazing Paddles and took a photograph of the screen connected to my Apple //c.

This one is "me" for sure.

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it's flickr time

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Just uploaded a ton of photos. This is a momentous occasion... it's been over a year since I uploaded anything to flickr! Go take a look.

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flickr bandwagon

Friday, January 19, 2007

Couldn't help myself. I really didn't find the little Flash Flickr widget everyone uses very attractive... so here's alpha build 1 of mine.

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