Author Archives: Bill Maya

Elm

I’m 78% of the way through Elm For Beginners, a free course about the Elm programming language. I first read about Elm in Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks but did nothing with it until this week. My reasons for learning Elm are … Continue reading

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Do!

Andrew Scott reads Sol Lewitt’s April 14th, 1965 letter to Eva Hesse. Benedict Cumberbatch reads Sol Lewitt’s April 14th, 1965 letter to Eva Hesse (added 10/20/16). I love watching and listening to both actors but personally I prefer Andrew Scott’s … Continue reading

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Chris’ Feedback on Campaign Puppets

I emailed Chris Crawford to get his feedback on my Campaign Puppets game idea. He replied that the design had several problems: Previous games of this type have failed. Vague or unknown voter preference algorithms make scoring and victory determination difficult … Continue reading

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iPhone Screen Mockups

Some quick iPhone mockups. Some redesign is definitely in the works since the smaller screen sizes will affect visibility and gameplay. This is just a first pass.

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Campaign Puppets

Over the years I’ve played many computer games about US presidential elections, games like Doonesbury Election Game: Campaign ’96, The Political Machine, and President Forever. They were entertaining but ultimately degenerated into a state-by-state resource grind. In 2012 I started development … Continue reading

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Where’s George Modified Design

  Here’s the original design for Where’s George I’ve decided to modify the design to allow the app to handle more than one pet. The background color indicate a pet’s location (in the mockups below, green indicates outside while blue indicates … Continue reading

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OnBelay Game Pieces

Some 3D printed pieces for a rock climbing game prototype I’m working on.

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Viand Sync Diary #4 – More Notes

Some quick notes  that I jotted down about syncing a single database between two app instances. Each app’s database will have a unique ID Generated at app startup if it doesn’t already exist Where stored? App Functions Create Account – … Continue reading

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Viand Sync Diary #3 – Notes

Some “visual” notes on Viand syncing.

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Viand Sync Diary #2 – Refreshing

Syncing data between the device and the cloud will happen at two times: Automatically when the application starts Automatically when the application comes to the foreground Manually when the user makes the refresh gesture on either list While I continue … Continue reading

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