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Toward Minimal Software

A set of principles for writing less code and then going home.

Themed Attraction Longevity

Themed Attraction Longevity

When is a theme park not a museum?

What Is ActivityPub?

That depends on who’s asking.

Les Triplettes de Belleville: An Unauthorized Dark Ride

Les Triplettes de Belleville: An Unauthorized Dark Ride

A little tribute to one of my favorite films. Just exercising!

Where is everybody?

Starting to design a location system for walkthroughs

Stuffed Animals

Stuffed Animals

We’re making new friends!

A Little Birthday

A Little Birthday

The scale model is done, which means it must be January.

Less Telling, More Showing

Let’s cool it on the weekly updates, I think.

Planning for Spring Again

Planning for Spring Again

Bobby’s Birthday is on the horizon. Let’s get ready!

Post-Spooky Season

Looking back fondly on Graveyard Swing 2017

Social Structures

Social Structures

Lots of stuff exists that didn’t exist before but there’s still plenty to do.

Still Sculpting

Still Sculpting

Oh gosh we’re almost there!

Bony Friends

Bony Friends

Buy your tickets and look at these skeletons!

Virtual Box Office

Let’s talk about software.

Pile O’ Bones

Pile O’ Bones

We have some boney friends now.

Under the Arches

Under the Arches

Have you ever been so immersed in cardboard boxes?

Band Rehearsal

Band Rehearsal

All together now, from the top!

Getting the Band Back Together

Getting the Band Back Together

Updating this blog every week is easy and it’s what I always do

A Big Marker

A Big Marker

Sketching, sculpting, and we have official dates for Graveyard Swing 2017!

Grave Issues

Grave Issues

This year, the graveyard will be filled with graves!

More Bones

More Bones

A new FAQ, sculpting forms, an updated floor plan, and some gag R&D.

Skeleton Dance Recital

Skeleton Dance Recital

We’re going real fast on the 2017 edition of *Graveyard Swing*. One of the most disappointing things to me about the original iteration was how little movement found its way into the show, so I’m trying hard to make this one twist and wiggle and move as much as possible.

Planning for Halloween Again

Planning for Halloween Again

Professional Animation

Professional Animation

Movement in Wood

Movement in Wood

The Silent Princess

Strollin’ in the Park

Strollin’ in the Park

Looking Down on Bobby

Looking Down on Bobby

Animals on the Patio

Animals on the Patio

A Series of Tubes

A Series of Tubes

The Better To Hear You With

The Better To Hear You With

Percy’s Twin

Percy’s Twin

Rolling Walkthrough Flow Control

Rolling Walkthrough Flow Control

Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

Kinetic Pup

Kinetic Pup

Snout and Shoulders

Snout and Shoulders

Posing Animals

Posing Animals

Notes on the Orlando Theme Parks

Notes on the Orlando Theme Parks

Sculpting Animals

Sculpting Animals

Flat Percy

Flat Percy

A Big Bakery

A Big Bakery

Year-End Inspiration

Year-End Inspiration

Selling Tickets

A Script for Bobby

A Script for Bobby

Notes on a Variable Stage

Planning for Spring

Graveyard Swing Post-Mortem

The Last Gig Is A Long One

The Last Gig Is A Long One

One Week

One Week

Where have you been all month?

Where have you been all month?

The Middle 20%

Three Friends

Three Friends

Spooky Week, Day Five: Not Much To It

Spooky Week, Day Five: Not Much To It

Spooky Week, Day Four: Let The Body Touch The Floor

Spooky Week, Day Four: Let The Body Touch The Floor

Spooky Week, Day Three: I Got Two Bones

Spooky Week, Day Three: I Got Two Bones

Spooky Week, Day Two: Newspaper Cage

Spooky Week, Day Two: Newspaper Cage

Spooky Week, Day One: Remembering What Bones Are Called

Spooky Week, Day One: Remembering What Bones Are Called

Meet the Band

Meet the Band

Behind Schedule

Monster Mud

Monster Mud

Booking a Venue

Booking a Venue

Refining

Watercolor Ghosts

Watercolor Ghosts

The Marble Cemeteries

The Marble Cemeteries

Tiny Walls

Tiny Walls

Graveyard Swing

Graveyard Swing

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Graveyard Mockup

Graveyard Mockup

The Third Dimension

The Third Dimension

The Stag with Silver Antlers

The Stag with Silver Antlers

What’s a Theme Park? What’s a Dark Ride?

Planning for Halloween

Excuse Me

At last, I’ve set free the hip hop mixtape I didn’t finish in 2012.

On Gags

Got my Twitters in pairs and they’re playing Gorillas

Introducing @LeftGorilla and @RightGorilla

Walking Through a Land

Walking Through a Land

The Idea of Piracy

A Walk Through the History of Themed Attractions

A Walk Through the History of Themed Attractions

Show, Don’t Tell

Show, Don’t Tell

All of the Lights in the Magic Kingdom

All of the Lights in the Magic Kingdom

La Caravelle, a French Legend, Is Closing After 43 Years

There used to be a restaurant in New York.

Fun for the whole family

To all who come to this happy place: Welcome.

Moved

Alright—Yeah… Uh Huh

Sugar Headaches

Re-Reader

A stripped-down re-style of Google Reader

I Will Die

I Will Die

Things Keep Happening

Admittance

I spent my last few hours in New York on a hospital bed with a needle in my arm. Also, airport musings.

Kirby’s Dream Land

Kirby’s Dream Land

I forgot all about this game!