I would like to introduce Davide Pasca, another indie developer, a good friend of mine and a real kick ass developer.
1. Davide, give us an intro about you.
I’m a guy with a passion for programming, especially computer graphics, but not necessarily.
I started early as a programmer in Italy, working as a software developer on Mac, while cultivating my passion for graphics and video games on the Amiga first and on PC later on.
I eventually moved to the US in 1995 for my first real job in the game industry. Six years later I moved to Japan, in Tokyo, where I’ve been for about eleven years now.
2. What made you take the decision to be an indie developer?
I don’t know her. I think she was french, based on what I was able to hear from the distance. The city was Barcelona, in winter. I just had a 35mm lens, so I couldn’t get closer, anyway I think it was safer not to get so close. Fortunately, in Europe, despite so many centuries of sexual repression due irrational religious views, it didn’t completely defeat common sense, so we can see girls, freely taking a bath in topless and nobody cares. Her husband was sitting on the sand with their kid. I admire her resistance, in winter, taking a bath…
What I like of this picture is that there is no way to know if it’s in winter or summer. Sometimes it’s just a point of view :)
This is an old post that I deleted by accident when I transferred my blog from zuco.org to blog.zuco.co Many people asked me about this post, it seems that many of them linked it in their sites getting a broken link. Sorry for that! I decided to put it back and update it a little bit. Also the redirection is fixed so old links will point to the right place. Here we go:
I was thinking about the difference between an author and a developer.
When people buy a car they follow the brand, some of them maybe know the name of the designer but nobody cares about the engineers behind that car. They only think about the brand, nothing more. On the other hand, when people buy a book, they know the author and they will remember the author, even if the book was bad. The author’s DNA is in that book, people make that link in their minds, between the product and the creator of that product.
We were all exited about what the new iPhone 5 would be. A lot of rumours were right and some others are still in the field of what would never happen with an iPhone. A lot of people were disappointed about the new iPhone 5 because they expected some more innovation. On the other hand, some people literally have no idea about what they are buying or what do they have already, look at this funny video!
A lot people is complaining about the missing cities, mistakes, low quality in the new iOS 6 Maps application. In fact, it’s a new app, it’s still a work in progress. I prefer to think about it as a Beta version, just to avoid my disappointment to grow.
I’m not so old, but I’m old enough to remember a time when cheap stuff worked and expensive stuff had more features. During these years things changed a lot. Now we have cheap stuff that lasts for very few times and sometimes it’s already broken when you buy it. Then you have expensive stuff that doesn’t really add any new or special feature, it just doesn’t break after being used. Then we have the pro super expensive stuff that has the same quality of the expensive stuff from old days and some fancy new features that almost nobody uses, but people want to have them just in case.
Playing with my DIY Macro, some pictures of snails which were about to be boiled…
The full serie here:
If you love LEGO as I do, I took some pictures using a macro lens. Feel free to use them as a wallpaper, if you like.
Pictures are in full resolution.
I was checking the price for many iPad stands and after comparing models and prices, I couldn’t find the one I liked. So why not making it with Lego? Of course this is not new, but I find it much more convenient than a normal stand. Lego can by disassembled and stored easily. Also you can play with it while not using the stand. Perfect for traveling. You can use it also for many other purposes.
I have to improve it, this is just my first prototype. I did it in about 10 minutes.
- Reduce pieces while keeping or increasing current stability
- Create an assemble/disassemble procedure to quickly mount it.