2013 was a year full of changes. […]
And with all the changes going on with and around me, I come back to this blog. My lonely blog, which has been so neglected, two years worth of posts show up in a listing of my ten most recent ones.
While backing a famous game designer such as Keiji Inafune and his Mighty No. 9 project is exciting to be a part of, what’s more amazing is backing unknown indie developers when they create something even more special. Take a look at Hyper Light Drifter: Woah. This is what I like to see from the… Read more »
Almost 3 years after leaving Capcom, Keiji Inafune has returned to the gaming spotlight. His company, comcept, Inc., has started a Kickstarter for a new gaming franchise. And the subject looks very familiar. In Mighty No. 9, you play as Beck, a blue robot designed to jump, shoot, and transform while taking the powers of… Read more »
Three simple actions you can take to win your customers forever, and a story of how GameStop won me over with their customer service.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, Windows lovers and haters are all wondering about the specific details of the new Microsoft Surface line of tablets—or slates, if you read into MS documentation—coming out later this year. Most of the hardware specs are a mystery (not to mention the pricing). However, some may… Read more »
When doing business, we always look forward to fun clients and jobs: The ones we enjoy building out, chatting with clients on, and look forward to their releasing into the world. For the past two months, I have been working with Matt Caracappa of X-Entertainment to build out his latest creation, Dinosaur Dracula, which officially went live today!
Let me set the tone for this post right away: A great way of looking unprofessional is to complain about your clients publicly.
Now, that being said…
We’ve all been there before; We get hired to do a freelance job, we complete the project, and the client either refuses to pay or disappears when it’s time for payment. This is especially true when we’re just starting out. There are many reasons for this, and each are unique to the clients and the job.
However, there is one enormous elephant in the room here. The reason freelancers get stiffed is not because they had a bad client. It’s because they screwed up.
CISPA will be watching you…
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523), also known as CISPA, is the new threat to online freedoms. Like with SOPA and PIPA, the Internet will rally together to voice their concerns, speak their minds, and try to convince law makers this is a terrible idea.
However, I have a bad feeling about this particular bill.
The quickest way to lose your customers is to insult them.
It sounds like a very obvious lesson and a fairly easy thing to avoid doing. However, some people and companies can lose sight of what they’re doing and inadvertently send the wrong message to their customers.
And this is especially true if you’re trying to be funny.
The new iPad’s name was the only surprise today. Apple’s latest trend with keynote announcements: not including “One more thing.”
Jan 18, 2012: The day the Internet will blackout sites in protest of SOPA and Protect-IP (PIPA). Use my custom code to block your site too!
Because older Blackberry browsers don’t support many modern features, they are a great tool for designing for accessibility.