1. Posted on May 14, 2008

    Views: 769

    Tanga has no internet!

    Seems like something I’d be happy about right? No internet = no work! But alas, I actually care about my work, and my devoted Tanganites.
    I know you want to get your stuff, you want answers to your TG’s, I know!
    So I lugged the shipping computer and label printer home last night and I’m going to get everything taken care of remotely!
    Just because I love you guys so dang much!
    I sincerely apologize for the delay this has caused on some orders.
    Thank you for your understanding!


  2. Posted on May 12, 2008

    Views: 751

    Announcing Arnott!

    Hey Tanganites all,

    I have a very exciting announcement!

    Tanga is welcoming a new partner. You already know him. He is Arnott.

    This is good news for all of us. Dave has a combination of talents that we think will benefit Tanga enormously.

    Dave has been toiling behind the scenes for a while already.

    In fact, if renfurdson appeared more thoughtful and responsive for most of March, that’s probably because Aaron was wandering in the woods and Dave was logged in as renfurdson. Apologies for any associated confusion.

    How bout a big hand for Dave!

  3. Posted on May 7, 2008

    Views: 592

    releasing some unfeatured puzzles

    thought I’d let folks know I’m releasing some unfeatured puzzles

    we’ll have moderators going soon! Then the unfeatured stuff will be far more regular.

  4. Posted on May 6, 2008

    Views: 3,469


    Here’s my nerd bookshelf. I read too much.

  5. Posted on May 5, 2008

    Views: 1,432

    Monkeys Really Do Fling Poo...

    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.

  6. Posted on May 3, 2008

    Views: 696

    Raining in Seattle

    A dreary day today, looks like.

    And if your name is Julia, and today is your birthday, this is for you!

  7. Posted on Apr 21, 2008

    Views: 759

    Sell on Tanga, Advertise on Bottom Feeder!

    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.

  8. Posted on Apr 16, 2008

    Views: 1,090

    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.

  9. Posted on Apr 14, 2008

    Views: 808

    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.

  10. Posted on Apr 14, 2008

    Views: 789

    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!

  11. Posted on Apr 11, 2008

    Views: 672

    Tanga v3. 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!!!

  12. Posted on Apr 11, 2008

    Views: 707

    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!

  13. Posted on Apr 1, 2008

    Views: 1,043

    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!

  14. Posted on Mar 31, 2008

    Views: 1,150

    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?

  15. Posted on Mar 31, 2008

    Views: 1,018

    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.

  16. Posted on Mar 29, 2008

    Views: 1,422

    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.

  17. Posted on Mar 27, 2008

    Views: 1,106

    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!

  18. Posted on Mar 25, 2008

    Views: 1,054

    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.

  19. Posted on Mar 24, 2008

    Views: 1,298

    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)

  20. Posted on Mar 24, 2008

    Views: 1,322

    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?

  21. Posted on Mar 21, 2008

    Views: 1,284

    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?

  22. Posted on Mar 18, 2008

    Views: 1,045

    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!

  23. Posted on Feb 21, 2008

    Views: 1,271

    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.

  24. Posted on Feb 19, 2008

    Views: 1,277

    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…

  25. Posted on Feb 14, 2008

    Views: 1,121

    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:


    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)

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