Jim Bumgardner

Jim Bumgardner

Jim Bumgardner started using computers while studying analog electronic music at CalArts in the early 80s. In the mid-90s, while making interactive multimedia CD-ROMs for Time Warner, Jim created The Palace, a pioneering avatar chat system. Today, Jim makes interactive TV software in Los Angeles and is an instructor at Art Center in Pasadena. His personal website, KrazyDad, is a showcase for Jim's more recent software experiments. Jim is the founder of the Flickr Hacks group on Flickr. Jim used the Flickr API to create the innovative Flickr Color Pickr, the Flickr Chia Pet, a number of beautiful mosaic images and posters, and Hipbot, the Flickr pool-cleaning robot.

Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP
by Jim Bumgardner
May 2006
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Flickr Hacks Flickr Hacks
by Paul Bausch, Jim Bumgardner
February 2006

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The Mid Air 25-Key Wireless USB MIDI controller

November 19 2006

First released for $180 in 2002, the M-Audio Oxygen8 was a breakthrough. This 2-octave USB MIDI controller with eight programmable knobs appealed to a broad audience. Desktop musicians liked it because it had a small footprint and could fit... read more

Clouds, clouds, everywhere

May 24 2006

Hey look! It’s another tag cloud. This is a map of my interests for the past few weeks, based on the bookmarks I have been saving to my del.icio.us account. Del.icio.us will make tag clouds for you, but sometimes you just have to roll your own. So I wrote an… read more

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