Archives for the month of: May, 2009

DinoMixer_iPhone

Digital Dinos are now available for members of the iPhone/iPod Touch crowd (like me!). My good friend Charley Parker has just released DinoMixer! This great little application has my kids grabbing at my iPhone every chance they get. Whether we’re in the car, waiting to be seated at a restaurant or on the sidelines of their sibling’s game, they always want to mix ‘n’ match dinosuars. It’s fun to shake my iPhone and watch the different dino heads, bodies and tails spin. Do your best tap them back together and you quickly realize there’s thousands of combinations. I like trying to match up sections of the same dinosaur – talk about a challenge! I haven’t done it yet but I keep trying. Go to www.dinomixer.com to read more about this nifty game or search for “DinoMixer” in the iTunes App Store. Charley’s reptilian illustrations are excellent too. Of course he’s had tons of practice drawing his scaly friends. Take a look at www.dinosaurcartoons.com to see what I mean. Charley also originated the first interactive web comic: “Argon Zark” (www.zark.com). Thanks for the fun app Charley. Looking forward to many, many more!

NMSS_iCrank_Tee

This past weekend was my third consecutive year assisting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Delaware Chapter (NMSS) with their bike ride fundraiser Crankin’ for a Cure. Despite facing the type of weather that only a duck would enjoy (it rained and rained) the event was still a major success. I developed this event’s name 3 years ago by designing a Crankin’ for a Cure T-shirt with a large bicycle crank graphic on it. It was an instant hit and the name stuck. From there I generated the event’s identity and we’ve continued to crank at this fundraiser ever since. This year I “borrowed” Apple’s iThis and iThat gimmick. Why not iCrank? It was fun handing out the shirts (about 450!) and watching riders look at them and smile or laugh before putting them on. Crankin’ for a Cure to rid the world of MS. The DE Chapter’s next big event is the annual Bike to the Bay! As a member of the DE Chapter’s Marketing Committee, I have become very involved promoting this event and many others for several years now. It feels good donating a bit of talent to such a worthy cause.