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jtbandes

jtbandes

Automaton Tech

from Portland, OR
118 posts

Well, his twitter feed has had some interesting stuff lately. Here are some from the past couple days:

"minor MacHeist work"... Could this be MH2?

"checking over groupthink's first design mockup"

"project groupthink is starting to look really sweet "

"can't think of many things more enjoyable than watching a design bloom in the hands of a good designer"

"project hiatus"

He's obviously been busy... what do you guys think he's working on? What's this so-called "groupthink"? Discuss and/or post other clues here.

May 10, 2007 12:48 am
May 10, 2007 12:53 am
jtbandes

jtbandes

Automaton Tech

from Portland, OR
118 posts

Hmm, interesting. The last one doesn't exist, but the previous two do... groupthink.com says "no public information" is available, and links to http://demo.groupthink.com/ .... Odd. Someone wanna see if Phill and the gang owns those domains?

May 10, 2007 12:58 am
boboboe

boboboe

Moderator

from Eastern Canada
2,356 posts

jtbandes wrote:

Hmm, interesting. The last one doesn't exist, but the previous two do... groupthink.com says "no public information" is available, and links to http://demo.groupthink.com/ .... Odd. Someone wanna see if Phill and the gang owns those domains?

Phill mentioned the the groupthink thing had nothing to do with MH.

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May 10, 2007 1:31 am
shadownight

shadownight

Sky Pirate

from Montreal, Canada
1,567 posts

I thought I saw him say somewhere "groupthink" was just a code name. As far as I know, iLikeOlives will be the next project from John, Austin, Ollie, and Sophie from Sophiestication. Probably not as big as MH or MDA (notice it says "ulitmate side project). IMO, Phill's project is not related as he said it wasn't specific to the Mac.

Back on my two feet

May 10, 2007 1:52 am
step

step

Sky Pirate

from Georgia, US
1,787 posts

I believe he said not to worry about the groupthink thing, and that it was a web thing not a Mac thing. 

He did recently do some minor MH stuff - arranged the promised reward for those MH bundler purchasers who had Paypal issues at the beginning of the bundle sale.  So that might be all he referred to there - or the hinted at "diversions" to keep us busy until MH2?

Whistle while you work.  Patience is key.

May 10, 2007 2:12 am
cheerful

cheerful

Big Game Hunter

from Antarctica
500 posts

I talked to phill on ichat and he said it wasn't gonna be macheist related, but that he'd send me an invite.

Penguin in the ArcticZOT

May 10, 2007 3:38 am
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

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Heh. Yeah, Groupthink's a codename, and maybe there's enough in the name to possibly guess what the project is. (The name's tongue in cheek.) So why ruin the fun? wink

Yeah, it's not Mac related, but the demographic of this project being pretty large (any HS/college student could use it hypothetically, and honestly there's a lot of other uses for it as well), there's a good chance you might be interested. If so, send a PRIVATE message to my twitter account (link in my sig) with "macheist" and your email address/name, and I'll try to include you guys in the first wave of private beta invites. (And oh yeah, friend me, because as some of you have noticed, there's some interesting tidbits every once in a while wink)

Something tells me these spots might be hard to snag, but you guys definitely have first dibs. smile

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May 10, 2007 7:18 am
ivan

ivan

Gearhead

from Middleburg, VA
91 posts

phillryu wrote:

Heh. Yeah, Groupthink's a codename, and maybe there's enough in the name to possibly guess what the project is. (The name's tongue in cheek.) So why ruin the fun?

Yeah, it's not Mac related, but the demographic of this project being pretty large (any HS/college student could use it hypothetically, and honestly there's a lot of other uses for it as well), there's a good chance you might be interested. If so, send a PRIVATE message to my twitter account (link in my sig) with "macheist" and your email address/name, and I'll try to include you guys in the first wave of private beta invites. (And oh yeah, friend me, because as some of you have noticed, there's some interesting tidbits every once in a while )

Something tells me these spots might be hard to snag, but you guys definitely have first dibs.

Twitter doesn't seem to be working for me right now, but could you include me? (ivanpk@gmail.com)

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May 10, 2007 12:30 pm
Murdernickle

Murdernickle

Automaton Tech

297 posts

Having the same problem with twitter...not letting me send a message to the great and powerful Phill...

Well my e-mail addy is public anyways.  Murdernickle@gmail.com if you have the chance.

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May 10, 2007 2:32 pm
amfr

amfr

Big Game Hunter

543 posts

Twitter not working for me either, amfr [at] amfr [dot] org

May 10, 2007 2:55 pm
getthebiggem

getthebiggem

Automaton Tech

from Duluth, MN
251 posts

Phill!!!!! What's happening with the Resexcellence?????!!!!

It's sad how theAmazon is slowly falling apart.
I thought Phill died...
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May 10, 2007 8:21 pm
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

Not sure what's up with twitter... does anyone know if I'm doing something wrong on my end?

Good things take time regarding resex btw. If you want a taste of what's to come, check out MacThemes which we recently reopened.

Co-Creator of MacHeist, Clear, Partner at tap tap tap | follow me on twitter

May 10, 2007 8:24 pm
wph

wph

Sky Pirate

1,591 posts

I'm not sure how to do it on Twitter either...
I'd love to be in on it though!

mailwphj [ at ] gmail.com

May 10, 2007 8:28 pm
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

phillryu wrote:

Heh. Yeah, Groupthink's a codename, and maybe there's enough in the name to possibly guess what the project is. (The name's tongue in cheek.) So why ruin the fun? wink

Yeah, it's not Mac related, but the demographic of this project being pretty large (any HS/college student could use it hypothetically, and honestly there's a lot of other uses for it as well), there's a good chance you might be interested. If so, send a PRIVATE message to my twitter account (link in my sig) with "macheist" and your email address/name, and I'll try to include you guys in the first wave of private beta invites. (And oh yeah, friend me, because as some of you have noticed, there's some interesting tidbits every once in a while wink)

Something tells me these spots might be hard to snag, but you guys definitely have first dibs. smile

...This is a really n00bish question but.....how do I PM on twitter?

Han shot first.

May 10, 2007 9:09 pm
definetheline

definetheline

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,512 posts

Apcs11 wrote:
phillryu wrote:

Heh. Yeah, Groupthink's a codename, and maybe there's enough in the name to possibly guess what the project is. (The name's tongue in cheek.) So why ruin the fun? wink

Yeah, it's not Mac related, but the demographic of this project being pretty large (any HS/college student could use it hypothetically, and honestly there's a lot of other uses for it as well), there's a good chance you might be interested. If so, send a PRIVATE message to my twitter account (link in my sig) with "macheist" and your email address/name, and I'll try to include you guys in the first wave of private beta invites. (And oh yeah, friend me, because as some of you have noticed, there's some interesting tidbits every once in a while wink)

Something tells me these spots might be hard to snag, but you guys definitely have first dibs. smile

...This is a really n00bish question but.....how do I PM on twitter?

They have to have accepted you as a friend and be following you in order to send a message. If they are you can go to there twitter page (http://twitter.com/definetheline for example) and click the "message" button under the "Actions" menu.

Or you could just click the "Direct Messages" button from http://twitter.com/home and then choose the person's name from the drop-down list.

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May 10, 2007 9:21 pm
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

Thanks definetheline.

Phill, since Im a mod and I have the highest post count, I get dibs on the first invite, right........ tongue

xsuite [at] gmail [dot] com

Oh boy I shouldn't of mentioned that... now its gonna be reset a la Warbrain.

Han shot first.

May 10, 2007 9:26 pm
definetheline

definetheline

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,512 posts

Phill: Twitter's probably not the best cause you have to add ALL of us as friends....
Please include me definetheline [at] gmail [dot] com

Thanks!

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May 10, 2007 9:38 pm
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

Hmm, yeah. Just leave your email here then.

http://phillryu.com/images/teasers/groupthinkheist1.png

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May 10, 2007 9:50 pm
shadownight

shadownight

Sky Pirate

from Montreal, Canada
1,567 posts

Apcs11 wrote:

Thanks definetheline.

Phill, since Im a mod and I have the highest post count, I get dibs on the first invite, right........ tongue

xsuite [at] gmail [dot] com

Oh boy I shouldn't of mentioned that... now its gonna be reset a la Warbrain.

The only problem is the totality of your 2176 posts are crap wink

Besides, I'm more senior than you at moderating, not to mention you owe your moderation-ship to me.

@Phill... teasers, teasers...

Back on my two feet

May 10, 2007 10:33 pm
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

shadownight wrote:

The only problem is the totality of your 2176 posts are crap wink

I agree, but also because I have no life and Im always logged on and pressing the 'reload' button monotonously. But now Im slowly regaining my life.

@Phill... teasers, teasers...

Yes, phill, teasers!!

Han shot first.

May 10, 2007 11:13 pm
getthebiggem

getthebiggem

Automaton Tech

from Duluth, MN
251 posts

Teasers! Teasers! Teasers! Teasers!

It's sad how theAmazon is slowly falling apart.
I thought Phill died...
Avatar comps. of Leo Mancini (leomancini.net).

May 10, 2007 11:41 pm
amfr

amfr

Big Game Hunter

543 posts

shadownight wrote:
Apcs11 wrote:

Thanks definetheline.

Phill, since Im a mod and I have the highest post count, I get dibs on the first invite, right........ tongue

xsuite [at] gmail [dot] com

Oh boy I shouldn't of mentioned that... now its gonna be reset a la Warbrain.

The only problem is the totality of your 2176 posts are crap wink

Besides, I'm more senior than you at moderating, not to mention you owe your moderation-ship to me.

@Phill... teasers, teasers...

amfr [at] amfr [dot] org, just in case you missed the first one...

May 11, 2007 12:12 am
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

Sorry about the teasers... I'll stop.






... not. tongue

http://phillryu.com/images/teasers/groupthinkheist2.png

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May 11, 2007 12:22 am
dantini

dantini

Automaton Tech

from Riverside, CA USA
380 posts

Like anyone's going to believe you're "inside information" anyway!  big_smile  wink

Turning GREEN waiting for the bundle!

WTF? LOL! OMG! ROFL!

May 11, 2007 12:38 am

msomers

Urchin

4 posts

Hey Phill, I'm glad I just added you as a friend on Twitter! I'd love to be included in the first beta of codename groupthink.

msomers at gmail dot com

Thanks!

May 11, 2007 12:45 am
ivan

ivan

Gearhead

from Middleburg, VA
91 posts

oh if you didn't get the first one, please send me an invite to ivanpk (at) gmail (dot) com

thanks!

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May 11, 2007 12:59 am
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

phillryu wrote:

Sorry about the teasers... I'll stop.






... not. tongue

http://phillryu.com/images/teasers/groupthinkheist2.png

Niice.... Could we play a game of 'hot or cold'?

Shareware extravaganza?
Web 2.0 thingy?
Game thing where you win stuff?

Han shot first.

May 11, 2007 12:59 am
Maulsel

Maulsel

Moderator

from New York
254 posts

wdonaldson at dyo-ecksdee dot com
:DDDDDD

May 11, 2007 1:07 am

Roybertito

Gearhead

55 posts

lord.turbine@mac.com

I don't know what it is, but if it involves something that all HS/college student could use, I definitely want in.

May 11, 2007 1:12 am
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

Apcs11 wrote:

Niice.... Could we play a game of 'hot or cold'?

Shareware extravaganza?
Web 2.0 thingy?
Game thing where you win stuff?

Sure, I'll do this once. Cold, warm, warm.

Co-Creator of MacHeist, Clear, Partner at tap tap tap | follow me on twitter

May 11, 2007 1:20 am
chewy5000

chewy5000

Sky Pirate

from Terra Australis
1,174 posts

chewy5000 c/o Google mail

mmm... Extra chewy

May 11, 2007 1:23 am
tuc11

tuc11

Tinkerer

43 posts

tuceleven@gmail.com

looks sweet phill

May 11, 2007 1:38 am
jtbandes

jtbandes

Automaton Tech

from Portland, OR
118 posts

Invite, please. jtbandes {at} gmail {dot} com.

May 11, 2007 1:59 am
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

phillryu wrote:
Apcs11 wrote:

Niice.... Could we play a game of 'hot or cold'?

Shareware extravaganza?
Web 2.0 thingy?
Game thing where you win stuff?

Sure, I'll do this once. Cold, warm, warm.

Thanks, I think I have an extremely vague idea of what it is.

Please tell me there will be forums....

Han shot first.

May 11, 2007 2:05 am
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

Apcs11 wrote:
phillryu wrote:
Apcs11 wrote:

Niice.... Could we play a game of 'hot or cold'?

Shareware extravaganza?
Web 2.0 thingy?
Game thing where you win stuff?

Sure, I'll do this once. Cold, warm, warm.

Thanks, I think I have an extremely vague idea of what it is.

Please tell me there will be forums....

http://phillryu.com/images/teasers/groupthinkheist3.png

Co-Creator of MacHeist, Clear, Partner at tap tap tap | follow me on twitter

May 11, 2007 2:10 am
definetheline

definetheline

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,512 posts

Looks like a countdown line or a time line like the rope on MH.....

Hmmmm why is there a marker on May 15th???

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May 11, 2007 2:16 am
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

definetheline wrote:

Looks like a countdown line or a time line like the rope on MH.....

Hmmmm why is there a marker on May 15th???

Eh its probably for next year when they launch? Or its just a timeline for the directorate?

Not sure. But thanks Phill!

Han shot first.

May 11, 2007 2:30 am
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

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Humm, well, our current launch plans are for early to mid summer, so it shoudn't be too long of a wait. And I have so many tidbits to dangle here. wink

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May 11, 2007 2:32 am
Apcs11

Apcs11

Dirigible Captain

from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2,577 posts

phillryu wrote:

Humm, well, our current launch plans are for early to mid summer, so it shoudn't be too long of a wait. And I have so many tidbits to dangle here. wink

Wow you guys mean business!! The glory days are back at long last!!

phillryu's twitter wrote:

researching into game mechanics for groupthink, almost through pokemon diamond

Games on groupthink?!! w00t

Oh and the new pokemon games are sooo sweet! Whose your starter?

Han shot first.

May 11, 2007 2:37 am

moksha

Gearhead

from Lexington, Massachusetts
52 posts

Let's see: wimpy penguin, wimpy turtle, FLAMING MONKEY!!

Fire is and always has been the best.

Who is Hubert?

May 11, 2007 3:11 am
Winnopeg

Winnopeg

Automaton Tech

from Winnipeg, Manitoba
247 posts

ademiniac at mac.com smile

May 11, 2007 3:17 am
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

http://phillryu.com/images/teasers/groupthinkheist4.png

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May 11, 2007 3:36 am
Murdernickle

Murdernickle

Automaton Tech

297 posts

Hm..level 12...he's a dungeon master now correct? haha

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May 11, 2007 3:41 am
MacFreak

MacFreak

Automaton Tech

256 posts

I can't message you in twitter, but an invite would be great. cr4zyj03-AT-gmail.com

EDIT: I decided to sumbit the story to digg.
http://digg.com/apple/Hints_to_Phil_Ryu_s_next_project

May 11, 2007 3:43 am

msomers

Urchin

4 posts

Hey Phill, are you doing a mockup for your project or do you actually do all the coding and such?

May 11, 2007 3:52 am
Cypy

Cypy

Big Game Hunter

704 posts

Hey Phill... you can pop me one at:
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/7816/b1uf199fh38fkv7.png
Thanks for the cryptic teasers. Wait... actually, no thanks, I'd rather know exactly what it is! tongue

You are awesome. Keep up all the amazing work.

EDIT: thanks to apcs11, I changed my email according to his post on spam... tongue

May 11, 2007 3:55 am
mdmunoz

mdmunoz

Big Game Hunter

642 posts

It looks like a tiny yellow submarine that travels through blackness. The 5/15 is a progress bar to track the submarine through a level, and Phill is on level twelve.

Obviously.

Also... there is a forum?

1. Yellow Submarine
2. Forum
3. ???
4. Profit!

May 11, 2007 3:59 am
Cypy

Cypy

Big Game Hunter

704 posts

Okay, here are my two cents:
I think the "groupthink" codename may relate to solving a group puzzle... but it is helpful for school (a giant homework forum!!??) and it has to do with prizes. Cool.

Heh... snuck in a link to my new thread.

May 11, 2007 4:05 am
p8ntballguy

p8ntballguy

Automaton Tech

from New Brunswick, NJ
406 posts

Games+prizes=win smile

I dont use twitter, i would but it seems like such a time waster....invite would be great though if possible.

p8ntballguy-AT-gmail.com

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May 11, 2007 4:12 am
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