How I failed the WarTron application and the fun I had in so doing [Updated x 2]

It looks as if WarTron will be the next incarnation of “The Game.” If you are not familiar with The Game – no, not that movie with Michael Douglas – it is, in brief, a weekend-long road trip in which you solve puzzles to reach particular destinations. “Race” is probably a little more apt than … Continue reading How I failed the WarTron application and the fun I had in so doing [Updated x 2]

ARG Tools for iPhone

As a few readers of this blog may know, I have been tinkering with iPhone development for about a year. Technically, a bit longer than that — since the first jailbreaks and community SDKs — but realistically, with all seriousness, about a year of what I’d consider above “tinkering” but below “professional.” In recent months, … Continue reading ARG Tools for iPhone

Last weekend’s DASH puzzle hunt

Something that I mentioned to a number of people in real life, but I do not think I blogged or tweeted about much was the DASH puzzle hunt that I attended last weekend. DASH stands for “Different Area, Same Hunt.” As the name somewhat implies, a number of different cities around the country participated in … Continue reading Last weekend’s DASH puzzle hunt

ARGfest-o-con 2009

ARGfest was a few weekends ago. For those not in the know, this is a convention for people who design (both professionally and as a hobby) and play Alternate Reality Games (ARGs). The most notable ARGs are marketing campaigns for video games, movies, and TV shows and are played out over mediums like websites, telephones, … Continue reading ARGfest-o-con 2009

My Portland Event Calendar

Here are a few things I am interested in around Portland: Thursday July 16: Ignite Portland 6 – “If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show … Continue reading My Portland Event Calendar