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John Hattan
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This ain't Texas, but it's a good illustration of why Texas now has so many signs telling people not to walk/drive in moving water.
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Are people walking in moving water O_o? Is it really getting that bad out there?
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The extended forecast says the rain's gonna stop tomorrow afternoon and is not gonna come back for at least ten days.

Had to get up at 2am to clean out the storm-drain because water was about an inch from getting into the house. Brain is entirely worthless this morning.
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I woke up because the rain was freakin' loud.
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The whole (30 minute) movie is out now. Drop what you're doing and watch this.
 
Kung Fury, that 80's movie style that had that Kickstarter amazing trailer, then had the David Hasselhoff music video is apparently finally released!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg
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I wanna play the 300 foot wide game of Pong. #io15
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Would life size cosplay chess work until then? https://youtu.be/GNji88MOl0g?t=2m25s
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So for some reason, all morning we're experiencing a phenomenon called "not raining". So I got out and trimmed The Jungle with the jungle-trimming machine and made it back in time for the Google IO keynote. Domestic Achievement Unlocked
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We call that thing "Jerry Jones". 
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Yay, it's been a solid month since finding a perpetual motion machine on Kickstarter. Only $1000 to learn how it works!
Magnetic driven engine, also known as fuel-less
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I can't afford to at the moment. I spent all my credits on Snake Oil
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So Denny Hastert got caught paying an extortionist three and a half million dollars so he wouldn't reveal something about Hastert's past?

This has got the creepy sheen of Jerry Sandusky all over it. I mean, what else could be worth that kind of hush-money? Murder? A plot to clone Hitler? Video of him having sex with aliens?
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Okay, so Adobe just gave me a one year Creative Cloud code. And honestly I don't think I'll be getting enough use out of it to make it worth my while. I'm using CS6 for everything, and the new CC features just aren't stuff I need.

So what to do with it? I'd like it to do some good. Perhaps trade it for some support of EFF and/or +Joseph Burchett's kickstarter. Or give it to someone who could get some use out of it and doesn't have the budget.

Again, I'm not gonna sell this code for personal gain. Right now I don't even know if the code is transferable. Ideas?
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I like one of your ideas ;-) But yeah... If it is transferable maybe if to your kid or wife? Maybe they might find it useful? For school or work maybe.
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Yeah, still rough but there's more there. Had to write a complex roundrect function because the OpenFL one only works on Flash. Still, it's getting there a bit at a time.

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Yeah, I'm planning on sound effects and music and color-changing rooms and some simple particle effects once the thing is 100% playable.
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Dunno if a 50-page Twine tutorial is worth seven bucks, but the presentation is cutely done. It's a book on how to build a dungeon, presented as a dungeon!
View Nathan Meunier's book, Draft 1464, on Booklaunch.io—the platform for authors and publishers who want to sell more books.
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Last weather-post, I promise. I think this graph of the levels of Lake Bridgeport perfectly summarizes our situation. The brown line is the lake level.
The Lake Bridgeport water level on 5/27 is 836.31 or 0.31 off full pool. Check this page for the detailed graph and reservoir storage.
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"Well that was two billion dollars well spent." - Mark Zuckerberg (probably)
Company will discuss its own VR control solution at E3 next month.
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  • 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.
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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.
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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