I originally made “My Hoop Champ” as an app to track my own kids basketball games and share them with family and friends. I couldn’t find an existing app on the app store that did everything I wanted with a nice, relatively simple UI. I came up with a couple of prototypes and finally settled on something [...]
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I help coach my daughter’s athletic team. My wife and I had the following conversation regarding team pictures. her: Team pictures are tomorrow at 6:00pm. me: Right. her: Have you and the other coaches coordinated on what you will be wearing? me: Nope. We’re dudes, we don’t do that. her: <Scowl and eye [...]
We had our first brainstorming session for the iPad game. There were lots of good ideas. I had the girls start by taking crayons and blank paper and just drawing their ideas of what they thought would be fun. I’ve included some samples. Here were the top ideas and the pros and cons that I [...]
I’ve decided to have my 5 and 4 year old daughters be my project managers, game designers, and artists for my first iPad project. I’ve done a couple of games and various apps for the iPhone, but I typically run into the same problems: 1. The idea usually isn’t that great. 2. I feature [...]
The cave is coming along nicely. Still need to do the molding, entertainment, outlet covers, storage, and a bunch of other stuff to give it the final polish. It will be a race to the finish to get it done by Christmas.
So much for taking a three year old to see The Nutcracker. Should have left at half time.
My daughters have been watching the animated version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They don’t have the words just right yet, so they call it The Corn Works. Bwhahahahahaa!!
Ryobi 18v cordless drill (Common) “How and Why To Build a Wine Cellar” by Richard M. Gold, Ph.D. (Common) “Home Winemaking Step by Step” by Jon Iverson (Common) Sennheiser HD-280 headphones (Uncommon) Two novelty t-shirts (Trash) 100 gold No purple drops, but they were all upgrades for me. I ended up vendoring the headphones though [...]
I finally broke down and decided to create my own profile for Netflix. The catalyst for this occurred when I checked our queue expecting to see In Bruges had been mailed to me, only to find that P.S. I Love You would be waiting at home. Revolting. My wife is the culprit and she is a [...]
I had hoped to get the irrigation plumbing for row five done over the Thanksgiving break. Instead, I ended up getting motivated to put up the outdoor Christmas decorations. I put up the lights and three inflatables. I normally put up the 12 foot inflatable snowman in the front yard. This year I decided to [...]