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Lock Free - Part Deux 13 Jul 2013 | 04:22 pm

It's been a while since my last post and I've spent the last year working on lots of cool stuff at Valve. I worked on the item importer for Team Fortress 2, helped with the Linux Steam launch, and am ...

Work/Life Balance in the Games Industry 3 Jun 2012 | 01:19 pm

I've been thinking a lot about what's most important to me in new opportunities... I want to learn new skills, be a part of a talented and healthy team, and work on great things in the games industry...

38 Studios Coda 3 Jun 2012 | 08:41 am

So I haven't blogged in the past year, since I was busy at 38 Studios and much of what I was working on was confidential.  Suffice it to say that it was indeed my dream job. Working with good friends ...

38 Studios 16 May 2011 | 05:10 pm

So once I decided not to start my own company, I started looking around for a company in the games industry that really had employees, and more importantly, employees' families at the forefront of the...

Exploring the Galaxy 7 Apr 2011 | 04:34 pm

In 2008 I created Galaxy Gameworks as a small LLC to handle commercial licensing of Simple DirectMedia Layer on the iPhone. Since then I have been maintaining it at a minimal level in my spare time to...

How I left Blizzard 5 Apr 2011 | 02:29 pm

Blizzard doesn't tend to be very open about how and why people move around at the company, and I still have people asking me what happened, so for those interested I thought I'd share my story. As fa...

Life and Love 12 Mar 2011 | 10:45 pm

Every once in a while you see something that takes you completely out of your day to day routine and reminds you that this world is a wide and wonderful place. Spider Robinson is one of my all time f...

SDL Job Opportunity! 12 Mar 2011 | 04:42 pm

Software Engineer - Focus: SDL We're looking for a talented developer who would be interested in developing and maintaining SDL. Skills: Passionate about helping people make games Able and motiva....

GDC 2011 8 Mar 2011 | 02:46 pm

GDC was really great this year.  It was interesting watching the interplay between different companies and people, and the ebb and flow throughout the show.  I got some great feedback on the business ...

Business Phone and FAX 26 Feb 2011 | 04:58 pm

For business purposes I need a contact phone and FAX number, but I don't want to have the cost and equipment requirements of a separate phone line.  Given that I'm creating a virtual office, I figured...

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