My Mobile Game Directions Pecha Kucha

Yes­ter­day I pre­sent­ed my talk on mobile gam­ing at the 6th Pecha Kucha Night in Rotterdam’s Off_Corso. I was pro­grammed as the first speak­er, which was excit­ing (and also allowed me to ben­e­fit from the pri­ma­cy effect, as my girl­friend point­ed out). Col­league Iskan­der was kind enough to record the whole thing on his N70 (fit­ting­ly) and I present it here for your enjoy­ment or aggra­va­tion, whichev­er you pre­fer (please take note that the talk is in Dutch). The slides I used are over at SlideShare.

I’m still not sure the sub­ject mat­ter was appro­pri­ate for the event, con­sid­er­ing the major­i­ty of speak­ers were either graph­ic design­ers, autonomous artists or archi­tects. The crowd might’ve been a bit under­whelmed by my com­mer­cial and pop cul­tur­al ref­er­ences. Oh well, I had fun, I guess that’s the most impor­tant thing.

Many thanks to Nadine and Bart of Hunk Design for let­ting me loose on stage. ‘Nuff respect to all the pre­sen­ters for tak­ing the trou­ble of prepar­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion. There were plen­ty of cool and inspir­ing ideas on show. Final­ly, thanks to the cre­ators of all the images I used, you can find the cred­its in the SlideShare show.

Update: I’ve delet­ed my YouTube account so here’s an embed of the video on Vimeo:



Mobile Game Direc­tions @ Pecha Kucha Night Rot­ter­dam from Kaeru on Vimeo.

YouTube is a spam machine!

Recent­ly, I was try­ing to import some con­tacts from Gmail to YouTube. After going through a Plaxo dia­log to select all my con­tacts, I assumed the next step would be to see who of those con­tacts were on YouTube. I thought wrong, in stead the ser­vice has e-mailed every address I import­ed (almost 200) an invi­ta­tion to con­nect with me with­out my explic­it con­sent.

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Nat­u­ral­ly, I’m quite upset about the whole sit­u­a­tion and have decid­ed to at least offer my apolo­gies for both­er­ing any­one with this spam. If you’ve received a YouTube invi­ta­tion from frog1980 and thought it was inap­pro­pri­ate, I’m very sor­ry to have unwont­ed­ly both­ered you.

Also, I hope some­one of YouTube reads this and will make it a point to recon­sid­er the way import­ing con­tacts works. Spam­ming my friends with­out my con­sent is not a cool thing to do.