Showing posts from July, 2008

Hangin’ with the Daddy-Dev

The common question of the past several weeks:
“Chris, what the Hell have you been up to in New York?”

Well, for the most part, I’ve been seriously focusing on coming up with new games and ideas for my company ...and in order to do that, I felt that I had to spend some serious time living in Brooklyn with the coolest computer programmer I know and trust, my long-time friend Ezell, AKA: the Daddy-Dev. (As in Daddy game Developer)

Being an indie game developer is obviously not an easy gig... but trust me, following that dream with kids around …Wow... that’s a whole new barrel of monkeys, boys and girls. However, we are making solid progress, just the same. During my time here in New York, I have networked a little here and there and we have come up with some cool new ideas in various working and brainstorming sessions. I’ve even already added a number of new games to my company’s website, including our latest one: Alien Hill. What’s next, you ask? Well... stay tuned. ;)

D Work is Acceptable For the Times

It's very frustrating when people take knowledge that you pride yourself in possessing and decide to use it for jackassery. It's even more frustrating when said jackassery gets multinational attention.

The image above is of an Iranian missile test that was distributed by the Associated Press last Wednesday. If you've been watching the news, you probably know that the most interesting thing about this news image from Iran is that it has been digitally altered.

For those unfamiliar with this infuriating news tidbit, the NY Times version of the story can be found by clicking here.

Now, why do I find this story infuriating?

Well, here goes...

Anyone who knows me, knows that Adobe Photoshop (the software likely used to create this image) has been considered as sizable chunk of my bread and butter for many years now. I have worked as an artist, designer, consultant and even college lecturer, utilizing and sharing my expertise of this software for about 10 years now. When I look at t…

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