Author Archives: normalkid

What a Difference a Few Years Makes

I’ve neglected this blog for a while, but was just reading back though it and thought one series of blog posts was particularly interesting. Back in early 2009, I met a husband/wife iPhone developer team: April 2009, Blog Post: I … Continue reading

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The Web: Filters on Top of Filters

In January, John Gruber linked out to a Jason Kottke interview who characterizes the web as filters all the way down: It’s much easier to find interesting things to read and look at online than it used to be…the web … Continue reading

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Getting Rich, Following that Dream, Being Happy

I found a question/response thread on Hacker News to be quite interesting. The question was “how did your life change after FU money”. FU money being a term for enough money that you have complete freedom to not work. Paul … Continue reading

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Google Trying to Become Microsoft, HP Trying to Become Apple, and Apple, well, is still Apple

It’s been a busy week for Google with the announcement of a number of new initiatives. If there was any doubt about the growing animosity between the two companies, there is none now. Google spent a lot of its on-stage … Continue reading

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MacRumors Turns 10 Years Old

So, MacRumors.com turned 10 years old yesterday. Brian Chen at Wired did a great write up on it. 10 years is a long time — especially on the internet. I’ll post some more thoughts on it all later.

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Free In-App Purchases Will Change…. Little?

Apple’s announcement that they are going to start letting free applications sell in-app content seemed to be a big one. Even game changing. But, the more I think about it, the more I think there will be great hesitation for … Continue reading

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App Icons are Itty Bitty Banner Ads

An old blog post I wrote last year about a decades old humor article on icon design is actually remarkably relevant to today’s App Store market. Years ago, Apple published a developer magazine. I don’t even remember the name of … Continue reading

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Followup on Another Quitting Story

A couple of months ago I mentioned a husband and wife team that made up Imangi Studios who I met at GDC. Keith had quit his full time job a year prior while his wife Natalia had just given notice … Continue reading

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A Year Later…

So, it’s already been a year since I quit my job and dedicated myself to web projects, and it’s gone really quickly. I’ve kept myself very busy during that time, probably a bit too busy. I have absolutely no regrets … Continue reading

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Followup on the State of iPhone Gaming: The $0.99 Economy

A couple of months ago, I wrote about how the state of iPhone gaming was changing with an influx in bigger studios with smaller and smaller pricing margins. Things have gotten even more competitive since with Gameloft and other studios … Continue reading

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