Flyclops’s entire stack runs on AWS, and uses CloudFormation and AutoScale Groups to launch servers on the fly, with no intervention on our part. We don’t use custom AMIs, but vanilla Ubuntu server images (12.10 at the time of writing this) and Ubuntu’s very cool CloudInit functionality to bootstrap building servers with shell scripts. I want to […]
In May of 2012, Flyclops launched Domino!, an asynchronous multiplayer dominoes game. Here’s a fun look at the first 7 months. Hi, I’m Dave In late 2011, I joined the boys at Flyclops in order to help them complete their new game, Domino! A very polished take on the ages-old classic game dominoes, with a wonderful […]
This is as much a note for myself as it is for anyone else, but I’m executing a couple shell scripts via cron that I’d very much like to be able to time. I know they take from less than a second to a couple of seconds to complete, and would like to be able […]
Along with the coolest game company on Earth, I launched a little game recently. The pick-up has been great… but I quickly learned a little something about RDS. The API server is write-heavy. It’s constantly saving state, setting people as online or offline, writing data about games, etc. There are more API writes than reads. […]
While I’m stil processing the information coming out about OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), the talk in the office has been anything but positive. It all revolves around apps. (more…)
Those of us who had our adolescence peppered with the invention of the x86 processor, who gamed away our grade-school years on the Atari 2600 and watched Nintendo become the new heavy-weight champ of the console world with the invention of the original NES – we have spent the majority of our teen and young […]
At the Q BBQ in Philadelphia. View the full set here.
Check out the photos by Nina Garcia of Alexander McQueen’s 2011 runway show. He might be gone, but his couture style still lives on. And these are just crappy phone photos… Nina Garcia on WhoSay
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Desk lamps don’t have to be boring, and this one certainly isn’t. Schoolhouse Electric does some really really cool things with lighting – check out some more of their desk lamps and other wares here.