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Finally back to the old grind here. I didn't post a graft update, but suffice it to say that I've got about 40 nice pens (two that light up), a couple of aluminum water bottles with compasses (nice), toy airplanes, a couple of slinkys, a couple of "to be reviewed" books, a little wooden man (see the photo gallery).

I also got an N-Gage QD phone. It wasn't free, though. Turns out I missed out on Oluseyi and Dave Astle's interview with Nokia on the expo floor. Following the interview, they gave 'em both new-in-box N-Gage phones. Oluseyi was quite excited about getting a shiny new toy, but wasn't really sure quite what to do with it. Knowing that the N-Gage is a Series 60 phone that supports the new Flash Lite 1.1, I offered him $50 for it. He accepted, and I finally had myself a Flash Lite capable device for a reasonable price.

And no, I didn't cheat Oluseyi out of anything. I mentioned to him that it'd fetch more than $50 on ebay, but I had an actual use for it, so he was cool with selling it to me.

Thankfully Macromedia's finally got a reasonable program to get a player for the phones. They've had the player for well over a year but haven't been in a hurry to make it available for download because they were trying to set up deals to put 'em in the ROM of new phones. Finally they gave developers a break and made a phone player that you could download for the reasonable price of $10.

Thus far, the player works just fine. The question is now what to get working on it first. I fear the little gizmo just doesn't have the screen real-estate for Brain Bones, so maybe Olive Wars or my Jetlag knockoff will have to be first :)


Oh, and I do have a rant I'm working up regarding the new Popcap Game Framework, along with Torque 2D and Flash and Director and Java. Gimme time to collect my thoughts on the matter, and I'll present on The Way Things Should Work(tm).


And I'm not going to present more reasons not to make a game engine. If you're not convinced by now, you deserve your fate.
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And I'm not going to present more reasons not to make a game engine. If you're not convinced by now, you deserve your fate.
I'll drink to that!

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Please teach me the ways of obtaining cheap stuff!

edit: Was Oluseyi drunk on free beer when you made the deal? [grin]

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My N-Gage was DOA. It had some gooey stuff leaking out of the battery that may have had something to do with it...

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edit: Was Oluseyi drunk on free beer when you made the deal?
No, considering that the deal was made on Friday and the Beer Crawl was on Wednesday.

The $50 paid for part of a large group dinner at Chevys, a block from the Moscone, with Aaron, Arthur, Allan, Graham and myself, with Drew showing up later. Which reminds me, I need to convert the audio from that and upload it, just for kicks...

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My N-Gage was DOA. It had some gooey stuff leaking out of the battery that may have had something to do with it...
Sorry to hear that. This one's working fine.

At least you should be able to replace it under warranty.

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