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  1. Posted on Apr 16, 2008

    Views: 1,043

    Elevators are cool

    Guy is stuck in an elevator for 41 hours. Time lapsed video

    Article about that experience, and about elevators in general

    Dunno how I’d do in that situation. I hope I would have a notepad and pen with me, then I’d be ok.


  2. Posted on Apr 14, 2008

    Views: 765

    Tanga Now Supports OpenID

    Something I’ve been wanting to add to Tanga for a while is OpenID support. If you are new to OpenID, read about it here. Or here.

    You can get an OpenID account from myopenid.com. If you have a Yahoo or AOL IM account, you already have an OpenID that you can use with Tanga.

    If you have a Tanga account and an OpenID already, click on “Account”, then click on “Change Personal Information”. You can then type in your OpenID and you’ll be able to login to Tanga using it. Alternatively, if you don’t have a Tanga account but you do have an OpenID, click here to sign up using your OpenID.

    I wish more websites used OpenID, and I’m glad to have Tanga throw its lot in with OpenID.


  3. Posted on Apr 14, 2008

    Views: 775

    Leaderboard Prizes

    Well, it looks like I have forgotten Leaderboard prizes – again!
    This time you all let me go two months!
    They are all awarded now, so if you notice a boon to your TangaCash this is why.

    Congrats to our Leaderboard Leaders!


  4. Posted on Apr 11, 2008

    Views: 633

    Tanga v3.0.0.1.2334 Released

    We just released a new look and feel for the web site and have made tons of small little fixes and additions to the site. Some of it is behind the scenes stuff that you wouldn’t notice anyway but I thought I’d mention it as TangaJoe and TangaJordan have been working like Monkeys to get this new site up!

    To celebrate, we are going to be offering a $400 MSRP prize on tonight’s bottom feeder so come and check back tonight at 7:00 pst.

    Give them a big round of applause!!!


  5. Posted on Apr 11, 2008

    Views: 691

    New Leaderboards Now In Place

    We have put a couple of new leaderboards in place to recognize those who are frequent purchasers on Tanga. You can check them out here!


  6. Posted on Apr 1, 2008

    Views: 960

    Goodbye TangaJoe...

    It is with heavy heart that we are saying goodbye to TangaJoe. He made a bad decision of posting some not-so-family-friendly pictures on the Picathon (some people might call them pornographic) so we are unfortunately in the horrible position of needing to let him go.

    Joe has done some amazing things for Tanga over the past 18 months and we’ll miss him!


  7. Posted on Mar 31, 2008

    Views: 1,056

    Make me dinner

    I’m giving Dinners Ready a spin. It’s not terribly expensive, about $35 per person per week of prepared dinners. (of course, you could cook your own for much cheaper, but with the baby, I’m feeling lazy)

    Anyone have any experiences with services like that where you “outsource” part of your normal routine/chores to others?


  8. Posted on Mar 31, 2008

    Views: 893

    New Feature! "Surprise Me"

    If you look on the left, beneath the Picathon link, there’s a new link called Surprise Me.

    This will show you a random game that you have not completed yet.


  9. Posted on Mar 29, 2008

    Views: 1,301

    Picathon Update

    Picathon winners now get 1 TP for each player in the Picathon. It used to be 2 TP, we decided that was a little too many.

    What do you guys think about reversing the rules for the Picathon, giving people strikes for voting on the most-picked picture? So you’d need to figure out what picture people would not vote for.


  10. Posted on Mar 27, 2008

    Views: 1,023

    What Game Do You Want to See on Tanga?

    Let’s have a vote to see what game you want to see on Tanga. We will pick the top two requests and buy a bunch of them to offer up to you.

    Just so you know, on a lot of these new-release games, we don’t make any money – in fact, after credit card processing, boxes, shipping losses (we do lose money on $5.99 shipping), we actually go backwards on some of these new releases. But we do it in order to give you all a good deal.

    So tell us what you want and we’ll see what we can do!


  11. Posted on Mar 25, 2008

    Views: 968

    Unfeatured Fun!

    Get ready for more puzzles! We get many more submissions than we can feature so we have started releasing Unfeatured Puzzles.

    If you click on “PLAY” and then “VIEW UNFEATURED” (top right of screen) you’ll see the unfeatured puzzles.

    Unfeatured puzzles can show up at any time, on any day. Multiple unfeatured puzzles can come out on a single day. Think of it like a YouTube for puzzles.

    All Unfeatured puzzles are worth a flat 3 Tanga Points for solving, and, unlike Featured puzzles, there are no bonus points awarded to the first 100 solvers.

    Unfeatured puzzle creators get no initial Tanga Points for publication, but they will earn points for number of solves: 25 TP for every 100 completions.


  12. Posted on Mar 24, 2008

    Views: 1,213

    Want to be a Daily Fun Moderator?

    If you do, post your resume here. It’s a very non-paid position. But it will help your career, no doubt about it.

    You’ll get to have access to all the puzzles people have submitted, and will have the powers to nominate them as featured content, approve them straight to the archive (i.e. non-featured), or reject them (and explain why you rejected it).

    You’ll also have the power to approve/reject submitted random questions, and mark comments as being naughty. And you’ll get to lord your deserved superiority over the rest of us.

    (you don’t really need to post your resume)


  13. Posted on Mar 24, 2008

    Views: 1,212

    TangaJoe got a new camera

    Based on my reading of this article, I got a new camera, and I am enjoying it.

    I got a Canon Digital Rebel Xt, here’s a review.

    I just got the base camera set, and then for lens I got a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens. The lens cost almost as much as the camera!

    8 GB compact flash cards can be bought for $37 now at newegg.com.

    You can see some of the pictures I took on my flickr page. I don’t know anything about photography and this camera is such a huge step up from the Point and Shoot one I used to have. The pictures I’m taking don’t suck quite as much.

    So, camera talk! What’s good reading for beginner photographists? What have you found useful?


  14. Posted on Mar 21, 2008

    Views: 1,187

    Tanga needs a blog, darn it

    So here it is.

    I’m still on a baby high this week, my son Dashell (Dash) Clay Van Dyk was born last Friday (Pi Day!) and he is awesome. He even already has his own gmail and facebook account, got to start them off right, you know.

    One of the things I’m looking of doing next is writing a facebook application for Tanga. There is one already written by the good man Scott Alden from BGG, but it’s pretty limited. For you facebook users, what would you like to see in the Tanga application?

    Are there any other ways that we could integrate Tanga content into other sites?


  15. Posted on Mar 18, 2008

    Views: 945

    Little Site Upgrade

    You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. We’re still working on polishing up the edges. If you notice any missing images, give them a few hours to appear.

    Also, enjoy the Picathon!


  16. Posted on Feb 21, 2008

    Views: 1,183

    Picathon Working in IE?

    It looks like we may have the Picathon working in IE 7 and IE6 now but we need some more testing to see what types of bugs might creep up. We would love it if you would join in and play some games and then post here with any new bugs you might see.

    The Link To The Picathon Awaits!

    PS – if you do not have a user account on this test system, just create a new one there.


  17. Posted on Feb 19, 2008

    Views: 1,177

    Programming Help Needed for Picathon Game

    As many of you know, we are having a heck of a time trying to get the new Picathon game working with Internet Explorer. The solution we have come up with is to build the front end of the game in Flash so that it is compatible across all browsers.

    We are looking for a person with experience with actionscript/flex/java and possibly experience with jruby. If you do, please contact me at jeremy at tanga dot com and we can see if we can work something out! We’d love to have a front end interface that works with all browsers so we can push this out for all of our users to enjoy…


  18. Posted on Feb 14, 2008

    Views: 1,014

    Picathon - New Game Ready for Beta Testers!

    Ok Tanganites – TangaJoe, TangaJordan and Refurdson have been busy creating a new and exciting game for you to play. If you want to be our guinea pigs and help us test this puppy, please point your web browsers to:

    http://butthead.tanga.com:7010/picathon

    And start playing! We have experienced some issues with IE so please let us know what types of bugs you have and what suggestions you have on making this game better by posting below on the blog.

    Right now we only have it working on NON-IE browsers. Please play with Opera, Firefox or Safari (Windows and Mac)


  19. Posted on Jan 30, 2008

    Views: 1,003

    rptgeek publishes Bottom Feeder stats

    Thanks to rptgeek for taking time to come up with some cool Bottom Feeder stats for all of our Tanganites!

    Here is a link for everyone to enjoy…


  20. Posted on Jan 28, 2008

    Views: 1,107

    Puzzle Score / Ranking Bug Fixed

    As some of you may have noticed, it may have seemed like you are not getting the right amounts of points when you solve. I mean, 63rd to solve and you only get 10 points? What the hell TangaJoe?!

    I found a bug (for nerds, in the Rails acts_as_list plugin) that doesn’t do ranking correctly. So, even if Tanga reported you as being 63rd to solve, if enough ties happened, you might have been actually 103rd to solve, in which case the 10 tanga points would be accurate.

    In short, you all have been getting the right amount of Tanga Points, it’s just your ranking that has been reported incorrectly.

    I believe I’ve fixed the bug and corrected everyone’s ranking. This also solves some weirdness with you being told that you are the 100th person to solve, but you see that 115 people have solved the puzzle.

    Post if you got questions!


  21. Posted on Jan 18, 2008

    Views: 1,096

    New Random Question Widget

    By inserting a little bit of code into your site, you can let your users answer a Tanga Random Question.

    http://www.tanga.com/widgets

    Email joe@tanga.com or send me a tangagram if you have questions, comments, or concerns.


  22. Posted on Jan 18, 2008

    Views: 1,237

    New STU Benefit Announced!

    If you are a Super Tanga User, you now receive 5 bids in our Bottom Feeder contest instead of the normal 3 bids. We appreciate your support of Tanga and this is another way we are showing it to our STUs!

    Have a great weekend everyone…


  23. Posted on Jan 12, 2008

    Views: 984

    Anybody have a SlingBox?

    Does anyone have a SlingBox that you can let TangaMonkey and the Tanga Crew have access to, so that we can watch the playoff games? We’re having our annual retreat down in Mexico and we can’t get the playoff games down here!

    Email me at jeremy at tanga dot com if you have one we can access and we’ll give you some Tanga Trash!


  24. Posted on Jan 9, 2008

    Views: 1,497

    Shipping Status

    I must apologize! Apparently I pushed the big red button with the “do not push” sign over it. Which of course caused our FedEx shipping software to completely come apart at the seams – so I have not been able to print shipping labels for the last two days. Obviously this will cause some shipping delays, and I am so sorry about that!
    We are back up and running now, so things will start moving quickly!


  25. Posted on Jan 5, 2008

    Views: 1,066

    Tanga at CES in Vegas!

    Tanga will be at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this upcoming week looking for new deals for all of you! How many Tanganites live in Vegas that visit here and actually read these news items?


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