2012 Blog Review

I love the yearly WordPress Blog Summary.

There were 38 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 72 posts. There were 205 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 116 MB. That’s about 4 pictures per week.  The busiest day of the year was September 5th with 856 views. The most popular post that day was Siggraph 2012 Real-Time Live!

These are the posts that got the most views in 2012

It was nice to receive 10x the number of views in 2012 as 2011, but with the same number of posts.

Most importantly, thanks for the views, likes and comments  🙂

Real-Time Live! is open for Submissions.

Siggraph 2012 Real-Time Live!

Press Release  |  Siggraph Website  |  Submissions Page

Real-Time Live! is the premiere showcase to share your latest project.  Last year saw an amazing line-up including recent projects from Criterion/EA, NVidia, Geomerics, Digital Artforms, Microsoft, Aki Rodic’s solo SCAD project and more.  We encourage diversity; any interactive, real-time submissions are accepted.  Come join the show in LA this year; Real-Time Live! @ Sggraph 2012.

(More from Real-Time Live! 2011)

2011 in review (- gotta love WordPress)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Q4 Al Centro

Monday night we hit Gio’s family restaurant, Q4 Al Centro.  I couldn’t decide between the Tenderloin and the family-recipe Spaghetti; so they gave me both, or course. Amazing food, wine, desserts, service and ambiance.  An all round perfect Italian; and if you go – I totally recommend the Spaghetti – it’s crazy good.


Saturday night I hit Vij’s with Raj.  Damn, what a great place, one of the nicest, most original indian meals I’ve ever eaten, but still with a strong sense of authenticity.  The restaurant does not take reservations and a 2.5 hour wait is usual; we wandered off to review a couple of local pubs and work on our appetite.  If you get chance to visit this place on your travels to Vancouver, it’s worth it.

Siggraph 2011 – Sunday pt1.


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Final Real-Time Live! setup and technical rehearsals with the presenters.  These guys rocked; seriously.  This was the first time anyone had seen the presentations one after another.  I was pleased with the running order although it would have been hard … Continue reading

Siggraph 2011 – Saturday pt2.


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More empty Convention Center and setup in the Studio and Sandbox areas.  You can tell who’d done this before; I was silently freaking out while everyone was strolling around casually.  Despite the laid back attitude things came together pretty quick.  … Continue reading

Siggraph 2011 – Saturday pt1.


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Saturday; an empty convention center and Real-Time Live! setup.  There were so many boxes in this room it looked like the warehouse from Indiana Jones.  Fortunately Freeman know what they’re doing.  Luke, the AV MC worked from backstage, and what … Continue reading