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John Hattan
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Attended Texas A&M University
Lives in Southlake, TX
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Amazing Tobini is amazing.
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Smart pug!
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Went to the AT&T store looking again to wrestle over getting the drawer open to get another Fire Phone case.

And the drawer was empty. Apparently they sent 'em back to the mothership last week. Damn.
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The Fire Phone's already on order. My kid's got one, and it's actually a really good phone. It was too expensive at $650, but at $130 it's a bargain. I'll just mail-order a case.
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The spokesman for the Detroit Church of Satan is now my favorite person in the world. The fact that the news media is interviewing him with utter seriousness only makes it funnier.
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'Onyx the Fortuitous' is always good for a laugh.
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Probably ought to get this for my kid for Christmas, although I think it's a joke that only her math teacher will get.
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Our local dollar store was selling these. Apparently you can boot Linux on 'em, but they're so slow and and have so little memory that they can run pretty-much nothing.

Although the original retail price was $70, so it's selling for 98.5% off.
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Hmm...should still be fast enough to emulate 1Mhz 8 bit systems, although the lack of any suitable input is a problem.

Turn it sideways, you could do old school shooters (Space Invaders, Galaga) where you only control left/right movement. Maybe suitable for Asteroids type games also...
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Me, an Australian folk singer, and her boyfriend in my laundry room.

And no, I don't know why her boyfriend is trying to kill you with his brain. I think it's an Australian thing.

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Always wondered what you do on a Thursday night... Just never would have thought it was hang out with Australian folk singers in your laundry room.
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Ordered another one of those Amazon Fire Phones, as they're still being dumped for $140 (which includes a $99 year of Amazon Prime). It really is a pretty friggin' top-notch phone for the price.

Which means I get to head back to that AT&T store to get another case. At least now I'll know to tell 'em just to open the danged drawer :)
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Okay, this article begs more questions than it answers.

First, did they actually bury a train? They're claiming they found the train with ground-penetrating radar, which would assume the train was deliberately buried unless it sank into a swamp or something.

And why would you bury a whole train? If I wanted to hide a box of gold that's in the trunk of my car, I would not bury the whole car. Not only is that a lot more work, it leaves a lot more evidence to find.

Do they build a track out to the middle of nowhere and then remove it? Do you get a buncha tractors and just drag the train cars out into the woods?

This all seems really impractical. I mean, such a thing seems like it'd leave a lot of evidence behind.
We’ve been diligently following along as the Nazi gold legend is becoming less of a legend and more of a reality.
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Your questions have answers John :) Read more about Project Riese and wartime history of Lower Silesia. Visit us, we are more mysteries :)
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As someone who's always identified as Ozmodiar, Destroyer of Worlds!, a 900 foot tall titanium robot with shoulder-mounted plasma cannons and the ability to fold space, this resonates with me.

And yes, the exclamation point is part of the name.
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I am chastened.

So Maggie and I headed over to the bar on Wednesday to see if the aforementioned Australian Folk Singer needed help with her gig. Maggie had some algebra homework, so she brought it with her, and I was able to check over the answers before the show started.

Well, she came home the next day fuming because we got one wrong, thus giving her a 95 on the homework and blowing her until-now-unblemished streak of 100's in all her classes.

So she has vowed never to have me help her again, and all further answer-checking will be done by Wolfram.

Damn you, Wolfram.
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It's gotta take some major cajones to do a slight-of-hand card trick in front of two lifelong slight-of-hand magicians, but this guy manages to completely flummox Penn & Teller.
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/me checks Google.

Umm. . .YES I MEANT MAJOR DRAWERS! THAT IS WHAT I MEANT!
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+John Hattan I wasn't gorn yesterday!
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Education
  • Texas A&M University
    Computer Science, 1985 - 1989
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  • Tappy Chicken
  • Angry Birds Under Pigstruction
  • Swipey Rogue
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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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Currently
Southlake, TX
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Watauga, TX - College Station, TX - Sherwood, AR - Davenport, IA - Griffith, IN