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John Hattan
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Far as I know, +Little Paton is not yet a member of the Fluffy Rainbows Club. I require a video!
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Too much work involved in training me to do that just yet, gimme a couple of years
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Slushpocalypse update: It's over. Streets are dry. Maggie's bus ran two hours late just so they could escape rush-hour. During the extra two-hour wait, it started to snow, but it turned out to just be some short-lived flurries.
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Finished my zombie book. Got lots of Asimov to catch up on, and this inspired me to devour a couple of 'em.
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This is probably the best smartwatch I've seen so far. And it's made six million dollars in half a day. And. . .I still don't want one. Pretty, though.
Pebble Technology is raising funds for Pebble Time - Awesome Smartwatch, No Compromises on Kickstarter! Color e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what's important in your day.
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More bezel than screen. Fail. 
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This time tomorrow, I'll be the father of a teenage girl - a teenage girl who is 5'11" and is built like Taylor Swift.

I've been calling around, and I can't get a frontal lobotomy on my insurance. It's considered elective surgery. Anyone know a place in Mexico where I can get one cheap?
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Texting the kid at the mall:

Kid: Dad, we're going to see 50 Shades of Gray.
Me: No you're not. You're going to see the Spongebob movie.
Kid: Okay, you busted us.
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Already backed enough game kickstarters, but I'll plug this one because I really like the pixel art on it.
Wolf Brew Games is raising funds for Slain! on Kickstarter! Prepare to be Slain! Our homage to the gory hack and slash games of the 80's and 90's. We promise stunning visuals with gore galore.
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Number of dragons on the flag:

USA: 0
Wales: 1

That's it. I'm moving.
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Or, for another left-driving dragon-flagging destination, why not try Bhutan? You'll fit right in.
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Roads are gonna re-freeze tonight, so school and work are closed. Off to hibernate.
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It's Texas. We don't have the infrastructure to handle snow. We're good at air conditioning, though!
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Streets are covered in about two inches of frozen slush. Just got back from the grocery, where we procured enough snacks to last through a couple of snow-days, as the temp isn't expected to go above 25 until Wednesday.
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Looks like we're gonna have a slush-pocalypse starting around midnight. Already got a robocall from the school saying they're closed tomorrow.

Maggie: Yay, I get off school for my birthday!
Me: Yeah, so instead of going to school where everybody will wish you happy birthday, you get to stay at home and watch the slush.

Always at the ready to harsh the kid's buzz :)
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Oh cool, another perpetual-motion machine on Kickstarter. Take my money now!
Steve Jackson is raising funds for HEGC (Hydro-Electric-Gravity-Collector) on Kickstarter! A simple system designed to collect the ever-present force of gravity, and harness its force into a usable amount of electricity.
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Why doesn't he just make one, Looks like he did about an hours work in google sketchup. Make the damn device and show it working. I mean come on you need some garden hose and a small pump ?
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Education
  • Texas A&M University
    Computer Science, 1985 - 1989
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Hi there!
Introduction
(my byline from the Gamedev Collection series, which I co-edited) John Hattan has been working steadily in the casual game-space since the TRS-80 days and professionally since 1990. After seeing his small-format games turned down for what turned out to be Tandy's last PC release, he took them independent, eventually releasing them as several discount game-packs through a couple of publishers. The packs are actually still available on store-shelves, although you'll need a keen eye to find them nowadays. He continues to work in the casual game-space as an independent developer, largely working on games in Flash for his website, The Code Zone (www.thecodezone.com). His current scheme is to distribute his games virally on various web-portals and widget platforms. In addition, John writes weekly product reviews and blogs (over ten years old) for www.gamedev.net from his home office where he lives with his wife and daughter in their home in the woods near Lake Grapevine in Texas.
Bragging rights
I've written the following commercial games for various discount game packs or the web. Adjacent See, Arcade Poker, Backgammon, , BaffleBees, Bulldozer, Bulldozer II, Bulldozer III, Um El Bagara, Black Box Chess, Brain Bones, Cheesy Pursuit, ChessCards, Checker Connector, ConFusebox, ConFusebox II, Core Meltdown, Countdown Dice, Cryptograms, Deductive Logic, Dice-A-Rama, Double Twelve, Duck Tiles, Elementris, Engulf, Head-on Collision!, Hex, Hexapawn, Hexapies, Invaders From Neptune!, Kizbot, Laser Clash, Make4 3D, Meltdown, CardMatch, MazeRace, Moku, Neutron Trails, Nim, Olive Wars!, Pangki, Pegopolis, Poker Patience, Poker Machine, Pop Pies, Pop Pies 2, Pop Pies 3, Push-Pull, Quinto, Reversi Plus, Robottack, Sechseck, Shi Sen, Siege, StackBlitz, Suzy Sushi, Think Tank, Tic Tac Toe 3D, Ultimine, Vanishing Cross, Voracity, Wari, Winding Standoff, WordGrid, Worm Sojourn, Zap Pod!, Zombie Kitten Attack.
Work
Occupation
I write games
Employment
  • The Code Zone
    His Ownself, 1996 - present
  • About a dozen companies, none of which still exist
    Programmer, 1989 - 1996
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Southlake, TX
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Watauga, TX - College Station, TX - Sherwood, AR - Davenport, IA - Griffith, IN