Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




July 2011

iPad – How to get a job

by Alexandre Denault, on Game Development, Jobs, IPad, BlokPanic

Last summer, returning from Taiwan, I purchased a 3G iPad. My reasoning was simple: as my PhD was near completion, I wanted to find a job as a network programmer. I’ve found that it is always easier to get hired if you can show something. Having done a lot of Objective-C programming, I decided to do 2 things: create an iPod/iPhone game and release it on the App…



October 2010

Once Upon a Blok

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Game Development, IPad, BlokPanic

I bought an iPod Touch about a year ago, at the same time the iPhone 3G and 3GS were becoming very popular. I couldn’t afford the iPhone, and the iPod Touch seemed like a reasonable compromise. I was impressed by the App Store and all the applications available on it. I immediately knew the platform had immense potential and I wanted to be part of that. When I was…