Posted on May 6, 2008
Here’s my nerd bookshelf. I read too much.
Posted on May 5, 2008
I was in Costa Rica all last week and had a couple of interesting things happen.
1) Monkeys really do fling their poo. And they have pretty good aim as well. We had monkeys outside of the house the entire trip and it was amazing.
2) My friends and I went down to a hotel for dessert one night. This place is in the middle of nowhere. We were eating and my friend looked behind him and sitting on a table was a copy of my Uberplay’s High Society game that people could play while eating. The only other games they had there was Rubikub. I was completely shocked as you can imagine. I would be shocked if I saw the game in the US but in the middle of Costa Rica – just bizarre.
Posted on May 3, 2008
A dreary day today, looks like.
And if your name is Julia, and today is your birthday, this is for you!
Posted on Apr 21, 2008
Do you have a product that you would like to sell on Tanga? Do you know of someone who does? Tanga would love to talk to you about the opportunities with our unique sales channel.
What about getting some exposure to your product by featuring it as a prize for our Bottom Feeder contest? Thousands of Tanganites will be coveting your product and crossing their fingers to win!
To sell a product on Tanga, visit this link.
To offer a product on the Bottom Feeder contest, visit this link.
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
Guy is stuck in an elevator for 41 hours. Time lapsed video
Dunno how I’d do in that situation. I hope I would have a notepad and pen with me, then I’d be ok.
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
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.
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
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!
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
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 wouldnât notice anyway but I thought Iâd 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 tonightâs bottom feeder so come and check back tonight at 7:00 pst.
Give them a big round of applause!!!
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
Posted on Apr 1, 2008
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!
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
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?
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
Posted on Mar 29, 2008
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.
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
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!
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
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.
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
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)
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
Based on my reading of this article, I got a new camera, and I am enjoying it.
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?
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
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?
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
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!
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
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.
PS – if you do not have a user account on this test system, just create a new one there.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
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…
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
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:
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)
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
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!
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
By inserting a little bit of code into your site, you can let your users answer a Tanga Random Question.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a tangagram if you have questions, comments, or concerns.