GoldFire Blog
MAR 12

2012
SXSW Slides - Do Gamers Dream of HTML5 Sheep?

Here are the slides from my presentation this morning at SXSW 2012. I'll be posting a complete recap and possibly a video shortly after I get back later this week or next.

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FEB 07

2012
Project Agora and the Future of Social Gaming

If you've been following my blog or social media, you'll know that I've been working on a secret project called Agora for several months now (agora meant a social gathering place in ancient Greece). This project actually goes all the way back to August when I started looking for ways to take GoldFire Studios to the next level, and that thought process has taken me on a six month journey that will reshape GoldFire Studios and hopefully browser-based gaming. The idea for Project Agora came from...

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JAN 13

2012
Favorite Web Apps of 2011

2011 was definitely a year of learning and trying new things. In that spirit, I tried many new web apps/services and here is the list of the ones that stuck and have helped propel me into what should be a great 2012. This list is in alphabetical order, I love all of these startups equally! Beanstalk - Private Git repos and deployment Github is the obvious choice for hosted git repositories, but it is aimed more at the open source crowd. So, for my private code, I turned to this gorgeous...

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JAN 02

2012
2012 New Year's Resolutions

The great Michelangelo uttered one of my favorite quotes when he said "the greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." When I look back at last year's resolutions I see a lot of missed targets, but that doesn't mean the year was a failure. Of the four major goals I outlined a year ago, only one was really completed. I did indeed move out of the apartment, and am now working out of an amazing...

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NOV 02

2011
Rockstar is to games as Apple is to computers

There's something special that separates the ordinary from the incredible. It's hard to place your finger on it because it isn't really something you can explain, but you know it when you see it. This is the feeling you get when using most any Apple product and is what separates the iPhones, Macbooks, iPads and iPods from your Dells and HPs of the world. Steve Jobs really nailed it on the head in just about every keynote he gave -- these products really are magical. The same could be said for...

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