Author Archives: Tachevert

About Tachevert

A cofounder of www.WorldIV.com and full-time geek, Tachevert writes about whatever strikes his fancy. Despite the inherent contradiction, he can often be found videogaming or attempting to run.

Failed Fast

I came up with a goofy idea that I thought could make a decent app. In furtherance of a typical modern, webby, agile agenda, I decided to “fail fast” and put together some barebones proof-of-concept to decide whether the idea … Continue reading

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And Then, Everything Changed…

After a bit of wrangling, discussing, soul-searching, and whatever else goes along with these actions, your friendly WorldIV writers came to a conclusion. WorldIV had gone entirely out of date. It’s time to reroll! The Technology Perhaps this is self-serving, … Continue reading

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The Summer of Dabbling

I didn’t really plan it this way, but I spent the summer dabbling in a number of games. This left me without much coherent or valuable to say about them — but when did that ever stop me, anyway? I … Continue reading

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Whoa, sounds serious!

Phishing amuses me. from: Mr. Michael Morgan morganli@yahoo.com reply-to: janetswing512@aol.com to: date: Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 6:26 AM subject: DID YOU GIVE FUND TRANSFER AUTHORISATION TO MR.MICHAEL BOLTON? Office of the Governor. Federal Reserve Bank 20th Street and Constitution … Continue reading

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Wherein the Author, Attempting to Promote Change, Becomes Unpopular

I see some folks chattering about E3 booth babes and the effect they have on attitudes, perceptions, the roles of women in the industry, etc. This is a great conversation, so I’m jumping in by declaring that I presented game … Continue reading

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Scooped!

Believe it or not, I didn’t abandon my earlier stories of indy iOS work. I had a vision for my first iOS app of a program near and dear to my heart. You see, when I scanned for diabetes-tracking apps, … Continue reading

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Farewell, Vineyard

Sadly, Playdom has announced the closing of My Vineyard on Facebook. It’s particularly bittersweet for me, since I worked intensely on this game for its launch. It’s sad to see a project that I was so involved in close, of … Continue reading

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SWTOR: 2 months in

Emi and I are still playing SWTOR quite regularly. We easily coasted our first characters up to level 50 and began dabbling in end-game content. For me, the winning combination at level 50 was to use Cybertech to craft a … Continue reading

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