The other day, Claude mentioned that probably the best chance we have of high-level marketing and merchandising success in this marketplace would be my leggings, and I’m working tonight to get something together for a sales crew.
I’ve also gotten a large number of U.S. Postage Stamps up, but we can expect about a week’s delay in getting them approved by the Post Office — they review every stamp that comes through, and may or may not approve mine, based on I’m not sure what standards, except for the obvious. Continue reading →
“Get Firefox for Android,” the ad in the center of your newly invoked browser will announce, and if you’re like most people, you’ll brainlessly enter your phone number and click on the button that says “Send me the link”, and Firefox will send the link to your phone instantly by text message. SMS & data rates may apply, you’re advised, but since nobody knows that SMS means “Short Message Service”, and data rates are about baud rate (one character at a time) or bit rate, one bit at a time — characters are generally 8 bits, or one byte, if my history class memory about the 21st century serves me rightly. I’ve been wrong before, which is why I carry a 2.4 average back home, in an unbroken record of scholastic defeats.
My point about the graphic above is that everyone’s doing it, which is the classic concept for sales & marketing. It’s being made “dropped in the lap” easy to click your way around the internet and load up your smartphone with stuff you’ll never use, just like you do with your closets, drawers and any other storage space you have. Stuff seems to accumulate even when you can’t remember taking it in.
Until an Android videogame can be loaded in just as easily from a phone-friendly browser, my new Android games won’t see the dawn of the New Age of Gaming. Continue reading →
Is the Internet actually evil? No more so than the telephone lines or the equipment that handles millions of calls a minute. The Internet is a virtual Post Office. Nobody can possibly maintain an effective vigil on postal mail and telegram and teletype and messenger-delivered and air-freighted that pass between millions of people at a time, much less the CMT — Casual Message Traffic — that has developed electronically, where someone might write into their facebook or twitter log several dozen times an hour, the equivalent of snail-mail output of hundreds of letters per day to hundreds of friends all over the world, and all that electronic chatter is sent over some kind of wire, whether metal, light-optic fibre, radio, short-wave, wireless transmitter, Atlantic Cable, or somebody pounding on a talking drum.
The mail services around the world do not typically encourage their folks to send porn through the mails, but all over the world, they do, and in other countries besides the United States, they don’t have to send them in “plain brown wrappers” as folks used to do back in the Good Old Days, 1930 to the present time, yet we don’t say that the mail services are responsible for porn.
Scavengers and derelicts and scoundrels abound, but then, they always have. Anyone unfortunate enough to end up a victim of some kind of Fagan, the pickpocket boss from the musical “Oliver”, based on “Oliver Twist”, a famous Dickens novel about a boy who went from pickpocket to millionaire overnight, just by singing instead of talking.
These days, all the wrappings of civilization and the veneer of congeniality have been stripped away. Never mind who’s at fault. People who are badly educated or uneducated have no idea about the world beyond their own skins, and no concept of a world larger than their immediate territory and personal needs.
The United States used to have one of the finest educational systems in the world. Today, it ranks near the bottom, and that includes many undeveloped nations.
Map of First Level in new game “X” — to find out what the game is and more about how to participate in the experiment, tune in to the Inner Circle Workshop (ICW) tomorrow at 6:30 am PDT or wait until someone tells you about it later.
Each of my mobile app games has 25 active levels. Claude has given me tons of great resources that work incredibly well in this tiny gaming environment. It’s easy to see detail in there, because there is none. It’s broad-stroke city, folks. Here’s an example of a screen:
This should be about the actual size of your mobile app screen, if I’ve calculated correctly. As I said, there are 25 levels, and each level is crammed with excitement and challenge. I’ve spent the past 6-7 weeks on an average of 10-16 hours a day, totally and unremittingly dedicated to getting these mobile app games out there, and Claude has been chipping away at the brick wall that is the computer programming field, looking for solutions to online problems, such as sound, which we don’t yet have, but are close to working out. You’ll soon see why I’ve been delving at this, getting my level editing skills back up where they were 3 years ago, when we had to dump the project because the software wasn’t there yet to allow us to slip one of our games into the right “enrobement” for the app stores.
Persy in a vulnerable spot on the streets of London in Second Life — caution is required.
Naked or Nearly Naked on the Streets of Hong-Kong? It happens all the time, but most of the time you ignore the inevitable sense of extreme and imminent danger, because you’re trained by life to ignore it. If you didn’t, you’d be paranoid-nuts beyond belief. Oh, you already are? Okay, then this dissertation is for you, so read on…
Is the Internet actually evil? Almost everyone you ask will tell you it is. But does that mean you shouldn’t be on it? The fact is, you already are, whether you know it or not. If you have a cell phone, smart phone, pad, any sort of device that’s connected to the internet, you’re on it. If you’ve ever downloaded a movie, music, books or spoken word recordings, you are on the internet. If you’ve ever done a bank transfer online, or shopped on a website or sold something on eBay or texted someone, you are very much on the internet. As a matter of fact, if you made a list of everything you did that required internet connection, it’d blow your mind. You are far more connected than you think. How to get totally off??? Simple. But you have to be totally off the internet, not just “a little bit pregnant”. All the way or nothing. Merely live like a House Amish. It’s possible, but quite difficult; conducting business of any kind is now impossible without the internet. You’ll be on snail-mail, you’ll use the telephone more often (it’s also evil, by the way). The Evil Guild of Evil and the Internet are both here, and they’re here to stay. If you can remain free of the internet and still do business and stay in touch with family and friends, more power to you!!!
A Girl & Her Dog is a web browser FULL 3-D game that I’m currently designing. I’ve got the first scenario made. This is what it looks like at the start:
I’ll have this ready for release very soon, but you should try to understand the significance of this. We are among the very first to have such an engine; a FULL 3-D walkthrough engine, a really real immersive game, that actually works in html-5, with sound, combat, everything!!! If you are able to help us reach our goal to get a number of full-3-D games on browsers and into the app stores this year, before the other indies can do the same, get in touch with us NOW!!!