Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, July 25, 2011
- A new logo for Sniderware from v3_lily on fiverr.com
- A video ad for my friend Drew's old old web site http://www.coolsciencefacts.com (it's super funny though!)
- A review of my FreeCell game to be sent to thousands of people on Twitter
- A banner ad for FreeCell
I'll post what I end up getting once I start gettin' stuff back. (8 hours later!) I got the potential Sniderware logos. Here they are: This one's like a game controller that's gonna eat the company name...
A planet with a sad face made from a game controller?
I got my first banner ad. There was a typo at first ("Erik" instead of "Eric") but here it is fixed:
Friday, July 22, 2011
I've started getting email from users about Eric's Ultimate Solitaire for Mac OS X Lion. The problem is that it's not compatible with Lion and they need their solitaire fix. I'm busy finishing some iPad contract work, but once I'm done I'm going to work full time on my own Sniderware games. There's a lot on the to-do list... One of the big items is writing a new Mac solitaire game based on my iPhone and iPad solitaire games. I need to talk to Joe at Delta Tao Software again and see about licensing the "Eric's Ultimate Solitaire" name. Although whether it's called "Eric's Ultimate Solitaire" or some other name I'm a long way from being ready to ship the game. Okay, I just emailed Joe to see what he thinks! It's weird, but maybe I'll be porting from iPhone/iPad to Mac OS. Weird since I started long ago on Mac OS...
Friday, March 25, 2011
My eye is crazy itchy. Someone in Jonah's class had pink eye a couple days ago. Do I have it? I'm always getting pink eye from the kids. Man.
In other news... I'm trying to decide if I should be working on Mac solitaire or Android solitaire first. But really I'm busy with contracts so it's not that big an issue. Still, I'm excited to do something new.
Jonah has started doing some programming stuff with Scratch. It's a free and cool programming thing from MIT. It's sprite-based and the programming is drag & drop scripting. He showed me a tiny program he wrote yesterday where he said "Yell something." When I did a dragon appeared and it instantly changed size based on how loud I was. Cool. :) Anyway, Scratch is really well done. Check it out. I've also heard that Game Maker is really good for kids who want to learn to program and make games... But I haven't tried it yet.
Monday, December 27, 2010
This page is for people who have trouble slogging through the information on book jackets or feel intimidated by the title and cover itself. How many times have you perused the cover of a novel only to rub your sore eyes and realize you've learned NOTHING from the book's title?!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Overall... 2010 was really good. Baby Colin is starting to sleep more at night and smiles a LOT. We all like Jonah's school pretty well now (we switched him to a magnet school, but it's farther away, but they don't hold him back like his old school). Ari is becoming a big kid, which makes us a little sad, because he's such a cute little kid. He's starting to read a little bit and that's exciting and I'm curious to see what kind of big kid he'll turn out to be. Kelly's looking for work and there are some good prospects. I've had lots of great contract work this year and my own games are selling well. I've learned more, had more fun, had more free time, made more money, seen my friends more and spent more time with my family this year. It's been really good. Here's hoping 2011 is just as fantastic for us and everyone we know.
I've gotta go watch Baby Colin and make some nachos. More later... :)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We visited my Mom, Dad and brother David in Florida. It was super fun although also super cold. That was okay 'cause I don't like when it's hot and humid. It was ~36 degrees the morning that we flew home though!
There was a leak in our roof while we were gone. It was right above my tiny desk, next to my new Hackintosh PC. Yikes. Luckily my nephew Joe spotted the problem and did a ton of good work including moving all the junk out of my office, met with the contractor and more. My PC is working great and things are all in good shape. Plus the leak is fixed.
I'm busy catching up on lots of Sniderware stuff. Christmas Solitaire for iPhone and Christmas Solitaire HD for iPad just got approved by Apple and I need to do some promotion before it's too late. FreeCell and FreeCell HD have been doing well. I'm going to revamp the art in Spider and Klondike and release them with a bunch of bug fixes and a few new features (e.g. No more tiny text on retina displays, no repeated deals in Spider(!) and a new "Start Deal Over" option). Once everything's updated I'll get crackin' on an all-in-one solitaire. Maybe just a free one that you can buy extras in. Although maybe a paid version and a free one.
No possums while we were gone. In fact we got four eggs which is miraculous since the chickens haven't laid any eggs in months.
I'm cleaning my office and found some old haikus I wrote back when I worked for Delta Tao Software making Mac games. It was probably Haiku week there or something :) The main themes are Customer Support, Moving, Things that are delicious, and Trouble at school:
Haikus June 18th, 1998 Moving/New Roommates
Hello Matt and Sean There sure are lots of boxes I will never clean Picture of sunflower My mother gave it to me Housemates say "too girly" Customer Support/Delta Tao Dear Ruth Ohara You returned the disk months ago Yeah, still doesn't work (This was a disk a nice user returned because there was a problem. I think I found it and we hadn't responded to her yet. So I wrote this haiku.) The phones are ringing I'll be making more money John will just be mad Old people call us Irritating John Walter That's how I make dough Dude, 'sup? Lance is here. Plays Starcraft. Then does shipping. We pay him little. Replacement dog here Bippie is irritating I sort of like her I hold the baby Get a mocha in return Mmmm. Oh yes. Caffeine. Solitaire won't go Preferences file is bad Throw it in the trash Delta Tao Software Secret Motte "Games that Joe likes" Please do not tell Joe Miscellaneous Maybe you are tough Maybe you take us all on Well, maybe not though -- Some optional endings here... Many types Pocky Royal Milk Tea marble kind (Tastes and smells so gross) (So much like poison) (Is disgusting taste) (Unnatural taste) Kid in second grade Throws the hamster in the air Why didn't he catch it? Calculus exam Lots of memorization Notes in pocket watch Sleeping through test bad. Teacher nice. Take it later. I get 6 percent. -- This was when I worked at Babbages software store in a mall. I was talking with my friend, John, and here's what happened: Used to work in software store Old man wanders nearby us and says "Mostly for women I guess"