Posts filed under "Elsewhere"
April 14, 2011
We’re at it again and we’re hiring…
Chip has created the Nth generation of his massive-scale real-time server architecture (the spiritual descendent of Habitat) and we think the time is right for mobile/social games to go multiplayer! So we’ve gotten the band back together, and you can join us!
FUDCorp Job Openings
Real-Time Game Server Programmer, SF Bay Area
About us: a still-stealth start-up with a groundbreaking mobile/gaming platform that will reshape social games/apps. Get in on the ground floor with world-class founders and established technology. If you know us, you what we’ve built since the earliest days of online play.
- Writing server-side Java code for an original massively multiplayer mobile online game
- This is a contract position, with potential to join our full-time team
- Immediate Availability. Our recent successes (partners and funding) means we need more help immediately!
- San Francisco Bay Area. With live meetings at least weekly, increasing over time.
- Minimum 3 years as a professional Java programmer working on client-server applications in a small, decentralized team.
- Strong Linux/Unix skills: shell scripting, command line tools, server administration, etc.
- Big plus: experience with Amazon EC2, and optimizing server features for automatic deployment
- Big plus: previous work with implementing social games, such as taxonomies, economies, abuse mitigation, and social issues
- Big plus: experience with iPhone or Android app development
Please send resume and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 11, 2009
Crossing the streams
A lot of you who know me from the virtual worlds/online games/social media communities may not be aware that one of my other major avocations is photography. In particular, for the past several years I’ve been engaged in an extended project to photographically document the current state of the former Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) Coast Line from San Francisco to the outskirts of Los Angeles. At this point I’ve accumulated something like 30,000 pictures, but until now they’ve just been piling up on my file server. However, a number of friends who have been following this particular adventure have begun nagging me to stop telling stories and produce some output already. Embracing the concept that Productive People Ship, I’ve started a photoblog, Unexpected Image, to show off this and my other photo work. If you’re the sort of person who likes this sort of thing, I hope this is the sort of thing you’ll like.
Off topic I know, but I justify posting about it here ’cause Randy is implicated in the story of how the photoblog got its name, which you can read about on the About page.
August 12, 2009
Introducing Reputation Wednesdays at BuildingReputation.Com
Reputation Wednesday is an ongoing series of essays about reputation-related matters being posted over at buildingreputation.com which Randy co-authors. This week’s essay is entitled Ratings Bias Effects. This will likely be the only cross-posting, so be sure to subscribe! :-)
December 18, 2008
Building Web 2.0 Reputation Systems
We’re starting a blog and wiki to document and share the process as well as the content. The blog is available at http://buildingreputation.com and the wiki will be up in the new year. We expect to post quite often as we pound out the chapters of our book, so be sure to get yer RSS feed ASAP.
November 12, 2008
Lileks on Toontown
The invaluable James Lileks weighs in on Toontown.
January 9, 2008
Deathspank: Monkey Island meets Diablo
Congratulations Ron! As soon as it comes out I’ll finally have a reason to upgrade my home machine.
March 29, 2005
Yahoo! 360 Invitation Only Beta
I’ve already sent out a few invititations, but I’m sure I’ve missed a few of my friends out there who are interested. I’ve got a limited number of invitations, so I’m distributing them only to folks I actually know (in person) and/or are related to. That means you have my email already – just drop me a line.
[I’m wondering if/when the invites will show up for sale on eBay…]
Into the breach!
March 20, 2005
Another Reason Randy Has Been Busy
I’m been championing Yahoo’s just announced aquisition of Flickr.
Flickr + 360?
Flickr + Search?
Flickr + Groups?
Use your imagination…
Things are getting a lot more interesting for communities at Yahoo.
March 15, 2005
Announcing Yahoo! 360°
Since we are both too busy to keep this blog up-to-date, I figured I’d share what it is that I’m doing that would keep so occupied that I can’t keep up with the much needed ranting about virtual worlds, avatars, secondary markets, security and the like…
Announcing: Yahoo! 360°
As it hit the wires in the wee hours of 3/16/05:
WSJ:Yahoo Plans Service to Let Users Create Blogs and Share Content
Charlene Li: (Forrester) Yahoo! announces blogging and social networking betas
AP:Yahoo Tests Blend of Blogging, Networking
The invitations start at the end of the month…