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R.I.P. Ronald Dickinson

Feb 3, 2011

My paternal Grandfather passed away many years ago, I only met him once. My Grandmother remarried (sometime before I was born) to her sweetheart, Ron. Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep today and will be dearly missed. When I was a child we visited him and my grandmother every weekend. He was very good […]

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Jog on

Jan 11, 2011

Bit of a new routine this year. I’ve lived next to Tokyo’s largest park for about 5 years, so this year I decided to take a jog in the morning. The rule was if I wake up before 7am then I force myself to get out of the hours and do a lap around the […]

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Why Monstermakr was given away for free.

Nov 5, 2010

This halloween, at Dadako Studios we worked on a Horror photo-booth style app for iPhone. While thinking I might make some cash on this, I actually ended up giving it away for free. Here’s why: Back around May 2010 sometime, I thought of making a version of Facemakr that could be used for halloween, I […]

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how about facemakr then?

Jun 14, 2010

Exactly 2 years on, to the day, I make this post. I’ve been quiet for quite a while and with good reason: Facemakr became an iPhone app, Dadako became a games studio. A couple of years back I wrote a blog post on how I’d like to make iPhone games. Everyone has ideas, right? (Link […]

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Compatible with iPad logo

Mar 19, 2010
compatible with ipad

Couldn’t find one so I made one. Please use freely. Cite me at this URL if you are feeling generous.

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Dadako Logo

Jan 1, 2010

Dadako is my little baby. (second born!) (see how the masks were made here)

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Oct 23, 2009

My internets had all run out so it was a good chance for me to retain my electronic gentlemen status by investing in new gadgets, namely; WiMax! The process is rather simple – I went to an electronics store, filled out the form, got a 15 day free trial & the hardware. There is only […]

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The problem with mobile me’s iDisk

Oct 19, 2009

Good afternoon, my name is Hawken and I trust the cloud. For years I knew there was something missing from my life. I felt this emptiness inside. All these different computers I have but none of them are connected to one another. Then, I heard of this thing called .mac. I was hooked. All my […]

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Tokyo 2.0 chat

Oct 16, 2009

Come and chat me up at the Tokyo 2.0 web event on Monday the 19th of October. For a few years now Tokyo2.0 has been holding its monthly web seminar at various locations in Tokyo. Due to it's ever expanding size the event is currently held at Super Deluxe in Nishi Azabu. Facemakr was initially […]

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Cherry blossoms Tokyo

Mar 29, 2009

Once a year, people in Japan can take a bit of time to relax in the park and have a drink – problem is – most people do it on the same day. Luckily there is a gigantic park next to my house, so this is where we would make our merriment. Staking out a […]

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