The good people at Angry Pizza Entertainment–including my sister, Jen, and good friends John and Jesse–have released their first handheld game.
In Backyard Invasion, you help Alfie fend off an alien onslaught with fireworks.
Download it, play it, and enjoy the music, done by yours truly.
It’s been a pretty eventful winter. In December, I was excited to be named Product Manager at TownNews.com. With the transition period between front-end developer and product manager waning, it should be fun spring.
Also, some friends and family are building an Android game, and I’ve been working on the backing music.
Normally I would spend the Sunday of St. Patrick’s watching The Quiet Man while cleaning up after our own St. Patrick’s get-together, but for various reasons we didn’t have one this year. To make up for the lack of festivities, I have been subjecting my Facebook friends this month to near-daily music videos from Youtube. Here they are, all together:
I’ve been spending the past few weeks up to my eyes in mulch and dirt whipping the yard into shape, and I found a surprisingly helpful tool.
I don’t remember even buying these, but with them I was able to trench borders that actually could be mistaken for circles and straight lines.
And no, you cannot get the last 45 seconds of your life back. No refunds, exchanges, or store credit.
When is a humblebrag more humble than brag? When there’s video proof!
After a week of grey skies and soggy ground, the sun is out. My office has an informal, lunch-hour 40-yard dash competition each year, and I was around for it this year. I didn’t fare too badly–5.81 and 5.83 in my two tries–and I was feeling pretty good considering I’m that 37, a good 10 pounds heavier than I should be, and wearing jeans.
Then I saw the video posted by my co-worker. To the tape!
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I shared some photos of near-flooding on the Rock River in Moline on Tuesday. At the time, flood levels were supposed to come close to official flood level, but then subsided.
So much for that.
After two days of heavy, heavy rain, river levels have risen dramatically. Many area hydrographs show similar data to the ones below, rising from well under flood stage to what is classified as “major” flood levels.