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TattooCapture Update

Here’s the skinny on TattooCapture. I called myself out at Flash on the Beach, then Sheridan College, a FlashinTO user group meeting and finally Seneca College, for being a procrastinating chump (see my presentation 10 Best Excuses to NOT do Amazing Work)

Currently the site is still incomplete. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on it and have stricken plenty of items off my to do list but there are many many more items remaining.


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As you can see in the screengrab above I have a lot done. The design of the site is rough and will remain so until I can convince one of the many talented designers I know to make it pretty. But as Chris Pelsor has said “Get version 1 done and worry about the rest after”.

What’s working;

    Age verification
    Registration and account creation
    Login
    Account update (for facebook, twitter, etc)
    Avatar creation (using a webcam or uploaded image)
    Gallery creation
    Image creation (using a webcam or uploaded image)
    Adding images to a gallery
    Viewing galleries
    Viewing images
    A development notes window
    An instructions window

What isn’t working (yet);

    Viewing updated user info
    Viewing specific users
    Search in any form
    The actual mechanism for a tattoocapture (take one image, put it on another, save)
    Add friend functionality
    Verify friend functionality
    Send in-site messages
    Ratings on images
    And much, much, sigh, much more

Anyway, I know the amount of egg on the face one wears when they commit to specific launch dates and can’t make it. I’m relatively embarassed, but considering what’s been accomplished so far, I can safely say I’ve done a lot.

Never fear, this is not the end. It’s simply an update so you all know I didn’t just stop. I’m really excited with the progress. If you want to play with the site as is, send me an email

FoTB 30 days away!

Things are really motoring. I’ve moved http://tattoocapture.com over to my friend John Breton’s server. John is a .NET guy and knows his junk, lemmetellya.

I have never done so much using webservices. Registration, login, updating, uploading, friending, messages, world locations, etc, etc. I have exclusively been using Carlo Alducente’s WebService class. It’s been invaluable and I don’t know where I’d be without it.

Soon enough I’ll be making use of Senocular’s Transform Tool.

Interested in being a beta-tester (or as I like to call it, Better Tester)? send me an email. I hope to be ready for full-scale testing in about a week. Many hands make light work, as they say. Many eyes make amazing work, I say.

The end goal for this is to be finished by Flash on the Beach where I am presenting my session The 10 Best Excuses to NOT do Amazing Work. I hope to see you there! I did say I would light a monkey on fire to compete with Quasimondo’s presentation happening at the same time as mine.

I’ve been updates about TattooCapture.com development on Twitter : tattoocapture

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It’s been over a month since my last post. Things are afoot, as they sometimes are.

  • I’ve left Organic to take the position of Director of Rich Media with henderson bas. Todd Fraser, a Senior Flash Developer at Organic came with me. Very cool.
  • I’ve joined the cool kids and started a Twitter account
  • I’m working on the site I’ve been talking about for the last almost 3 years. I’ve mentioned it a few times. I renamed the site TattooCapture.com because Camgasm might seem funny, it’s just not appropriate. Follow the development over Twitter
  • Not coincidentally, I am working on my presentation for FlashontheBeach in conjunction with building the site. “What? A presentation on how to get your work done, and you’re doing work?”, you ask. “Yeah, it’s silly, but true.”, I answer.
  • I am super happy to have a friends like John Breton. He has been instrumental in being my go to .NET and DB guy. Without him, I’d likely still be sitting around moping about how I can’t make TattooCapture.com Also, I lucked out that Jason Munger will be doing some tattoo designs for me. He’s a super-talented guy and I’m lucky to count him as a friend.

    Many thanks, John and Jason.

    Suffice it to say, there have been a lot of late nights and new challenges. I’m going to be looking for beta-testers sooner than later. If trying out something new appeals to you, let me know.