Last week I went to the Grand Canyon with Dave, Pinguino, Grace, Craig, Ana, and Marcus. It’s a place I had been meaning to visit so I gladly joined the trip after Pinguino and Dave suggested they go there for their birthdays. I’ve camped with most of the group before so I knew that despite the 8.5 hour drive, I would definitely have a good time. (more…)
Archive for May, 2012
For the last few years, my friend pinguino has been celebrating her birthday at a party called NinjaPenguin. She’s often joined by other May birthdays like Dave, Jessica, and Erik. The party usually has a strong internet related theme. This year was Rise of the Breadcats, so I made two big foam pieces of bread with cat ears for people to wear and Grace made a breadcat piÃ±ata. One of the most memorable features of the party is often the cake; check out some of the past cakes below: (more…)
I’ve been cleaning out my closet and listing items on eBay, one of which is the original Penny Arcade card game from 2006. It used the UFS rules designed for collectable card games (CCGs) but was itself a standalone, pre-built set. Upon listing this, I discovered that Penny Arcade is actually selling a new card game described as, “It’s a deckbuilding game, if you’re familiar with the genre. Think of games like Dominion, Ascension, or Thunderstone.” I was not familiar with deck-building, but I love interesting game mechanics so I started researching. (more…)
It took some time before Flickr released their official Android app last fall. I was pretty excited about it. It’s not without its quirks though. There’s something in its upload code that doesn’t do near enough error checking. So when you’re on a flaky cell connection, something breaks, and out pops glitch art! The picture above is from my former coworker Taylor. The one below is from Frosty, which was taken recently and prompted me writing this post. The third example below I found by crawling pages of photos with the app’s machine tag; I don’t know if there’s a way to easily find these. (more…)
Aside: While researching this I rediscovered the Microsoft research paper from last summer where they developed an algorithm for turning pixel art into vector art.
Q: Eliot, how do you always have such a fine mustache on May 5th?
A: I have a yearly calendar reminder on April 1st to stop shaving.
No, it’s not a real holiday; just a fun excuse to grow a stupid mustache once a year. Here are photos of years passed: (more…)
Last month, Gizmodo posted about the video for The Supermen Lovers – Say No More. I love this style of animated video: a simple constraint, like using the same text, being run through thousands of possible motifs. It reminds me of all the iterations the Munny has seen or the painted helmets of The Vader Project. (more…)
I’ve recently left my role as Producer with the awesome team at Tecca and I’m looking for new work opportunities.
What I do
I’m an online managing editor with 7 years experience. The majority of my work has been running diverse teams of remote freelance contributors. I’ve done everything from hiring and training full teams of bloggers to vetting CMS software to better serve both contributors and the audience.
At Tecca and Netscape/Propeller, I helped build out brand new properties. I worked with a team to shape their editorial voice and plan regular features. At Hack a Day, I ran all aspects of the blog. I hired and trained the contributor team. I performed site fixes and upgrades. I championed Hack a Day’s first venture into manufacturing custom hardware. For Syyn Labs, I contributed to new project ideation and guided hardware design and construction for large installations. (more…)