Geek & Dad Summer 2009 Daily Routine

The initial Geek & Dad summer 2009 routine now that Geek is on Summer Break from school:

  1. If Geek gets up first he sneaks to the computer and plays games when Dad isn’t awake to say “no!”
  2. Dad finally gets up and it’s time to stretch together
  3. Eat breakfast  together
  4. Exercise – homestead style if possible (today we stacked 3/4 cord of firewood to cure)
  5. shower, hydrate
  6. write a poem and other writing if in the mood
  7. draw for at least 30 minutes, was 45 today (sitting outside).
  8. computer time (no playing games! :))
    1. Hopefully we’ll work on some G & D projects together, but so far Dad’s been stuck on some contract work (does help pay the bills though!)
    2. otherwise Dad does Work while Geek works on whatever he wants; currently he’s evaluating game engines (Torque Game Engine, 2D version) though today he’s drafting D&D® rules (“trying to make the Stormstriker Paragon Path” – whatever that means!).
  9. Lunch together, ideally outside.
  10. unless we are doing a non-computer project which hopefully we’ll get to sooner than later, more computer stuff (since Dad’s stuck on a contract that’s what we’ve had to do).
  11. Hacky-Sack break (reminiscent of the “D-Lab” at Reed College – this is how we took our breaks from programming when I worked there starting in the summer of 1987 or was it Spring of 1986? ah the memory is going!).
  12. currently, more computer
  13. ….
  14. Mom comes home, dinner together as a family
  15. Geek does Tae Kwon Do 3 evenings a week (brown belt currently).
  16. Dad is reading “Pern” books out loud at bedtime.

The goal is to replace some of that computer time with other types of projects (electronics, building, Making, Music, etc), but so far (all of two days!) that’s been the major activity.

Press Release: Dial-a-Dice exceeds expectations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Geek & Dad announces successful first week of sales for Dial-a-Dice iPhone(TM) application

Corbett, Oregon (June 2, 2009) — Geek & Dad, LLC announced that the first week of sales for their first iPhone(TM) application Dial-a-Dice was successful beyond expectations.  With customers in over 5 countries, Dial-a-Dice has international appeal and more customers than expected after only one week of sales.

http://geekanddad.com/dial-a-dice.shtml

Created by Geek, a 12 year old who loves Role Playing Games (RPG), Dial-a-Dice is an iPhone application for rolling dice for Role Playing Games. Dial-a-Dice, only 99 cents on the iPhone App Store(TM) (http://itunes.com/app/dial-a-dice) is handy for everything from character creation to combat.  Also handy for when you need LOTS of dice for calculating the immense damage done by a dragon’s fire breath.

The original interface allows complex die combinations, while remaining easy to use.

Use the included Quickroll buttons for commonly used dice, or you can spin the wheels to create custom combinations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Just tap the “Roll” button and Dial-a-Dice will roll your custom dice for you.

Rolls everything from d2 to d% (d100).

Requirements:

* Dial-a-Dice works with the iPhone and iPod touch(R) with iPhone OS 2.0 or greater and is available on the iPhone App Store:  http://itunes.com/app/dial-a-dice

About Geek & Dad, LLC

Geek & Dad, LLC is a small software development company founded by a geek and his dad.  Focused on having a good time while creating fun software, Geek & Dad plays in Corbett Oregon, USA.

http://geekanddad.com

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Legal:  Apple, the Apple logo, iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Reviewers:  If you’d like a promo code for Dial-a-Dice in order to do a review, please send your request via http://geekanddad.com/support.shtml

Thank You Customers!

Just wanted to send out a thanks to those people who have purchased Dial-a-Dice.  Two purchases each of the last two days – pretty fun!  It’s especially neat to see the purchases from people outside the USA: one from Australia and one from France.  Wow – cool!

Dial-a-Dice is a simple little app, but it’s pretty cool and actually useful without a lot of glitz.  Geek has some ideas for some improvements and, of course, Geek has a bunch of more ambitious ideas that hopefully we’ll actualize some of this summer.  (I have a few of my own, but seems unlikely that there will be time for those until the fall :)).

Update 2009.05.30 – Countries with customers now include: France, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Australia, and the USA.  Very neat.

Cool D&D® Tool

I found a cool script that lets you search the D&D rules. Select text and click the bookmark. Enter this as the bookmark address:

javascript:query=(document.getSelection)?document.getSelection():window.getSelection();if(!query)%7Bvoid(query=prompt('Enter%20search%20term:',''))%7D;if(query)location.href='%20http://www.google.com/cse?cx=015155386140379294602:k9hv7ukafn4&cof=FORID:1&q='+escape(query);

 

D&D is a registered trademark of Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.