My brother Phil and I love to talk about guitar players. One day we decided that nobody had a decent website where you could go to learn about all of the amazing musicians that don’t get all of the press and fanfare that they deserve.
So we launched Take It From The Top (www.tifttop.com). It’s another WordPress site that I put together where we talk about lots of musicians, some famous, some who deserve to be.
It’s a fun project, and we’ll see if we can connect with other folks who love guitar music the way we do.
I finally posted the next episode in my Quantum Entanglement series for Portal 2. I spent a great deal of time on it, coming up with some puzzles that you have not seen in Portal 2 before. I don’t know if word will spread the way my first map did, but I am pretty happy with the results all the same.
Quantum Entanglement II is available in the Steam Workshop at:
A few years ago, I worked on a downloadable game for Cartoon Network called “Dropple.” It’s a creative puzzle game that we built in Flash, and we were very proud of it. We put a lot of effort into polishing the gameplay, animations and particle effects.
I suppose they decided to give it a longer life, because they recently updated the artwork and re-launched it for online play at cartoonnetwork.com.
Go and play “Splashback.” It’s a lot of fun!
At Moxie, we just launched a new version of the Strong4Life website.
We built this under a very tight deadline. It gave me an opportunity to learn more .NET server code, which will come in very handy.
I just launched a new WordPress site for Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Theme: “Modernize” by Goodlayers. This theme is AMAZING. Lots of built-in tools, and it made building the site really fun. There is so much flexibility in this theme, as it lets you rearrange a lot of the content, and it does a FANTASTIC job of Responsive Design. It formats really well on tablets and phones.
If you’re looking for a really powerful, mobile-friendly WP theme, this is one you should seriously consider.
A while back, I created a Portal 2 custom map, Quantum Entanglement I, using a new puzzle mechanic that links two cubes together. Quite a few people in the Portal2 community ThinkingWithPortals.com played it, and it got a pretty good response.
Since Valve launched the Steam Workshop, I modified the map to run within that environment so it would be easier for more people to install and play it.
Quantum Entanglement I in Steam Workshop
The response has been overwhelming! It was the #2 most popular map of the day yesterday! Unbelievable.
I have already started on the next installment, and I hope this will become a series of puzzles that present unique new challenges to the game.
Update: #4 Most Popular Portal2 map this week in the Steam Workshop! Over 20,000 total subscribers! Wow!
The times, they are a-changing. I used to be able to sit back and be comfortable knowing that being an experienced Flash developer was enough to keep me busy.
Then the iPhone changed everything. Now the web is in your hand, and it doesn’t run Flash. What’s a guy to do? time to evolve.
But I choose to evolve, instead of simply withering away or getting munched by a bigger fish.
I figured it was about time to overhaul my website. I also figured it was time to get more familiar with the inner workings of WordPress. So here we go…