Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lex has made a board game. "Land of Ficktion"

With dead ends, "worg turns" (I choose to think that was spelled intentionally), grass land, fire land, lava land and the dark world.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The word count view is an interesting form of literary analysis.

It gives you a very narrow but data driven view of what is important to the character based on what they say. Using this we can see how Jack truly is the leader of the island based on how he spreads his concern around. Kate really does think more about Jack than Sawyer.

And Hurley says dude a lot.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Microsoft's doing some crazy stuff with augmented reality in their maps.

As we get more and more geolocated data out into the cloud we start being able some really interesting things with it. I think I'm coming down on the side of panopticists (is that a word) that as long as everyone has access to this technology it is a force for good.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Toonlet tutorials. An excellent introduction to how to use the excellent comic strip service

I would do more toonleting but there is an bug with chrome. But if you use firefox or ie and have a desire to make web comics you should totally check it out.

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Can You Trust a Facebook Profile? (via @JamieMadigan) Spoilers! People are actually honest.

I think this is a real upside with the sharing that goes on with social media. A strengthened social contract. Since one of the big problems with multiplayer gaming, hopefully this effect will ripple through. An end to privacy? Maybe. An end to asshattery? Hopefully.

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People I know either love Lost or hate it. I just like shows with mystery in them.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

I never thought I'd know so much about prequel cannon. But Lex loves his clone wars.

Today he said he wanted a Play Station. "Why? We already have a Wii and and a 360?"

"I want to play Lego Star Wars." he responded.

"But you already HAVE Lego Star Wars on both systems!" This is why kids don't have money (says the guy who bough Lego Star Wars for the Wii and the 360).

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

I so want this!!! I mean... I so want to get Lex this. Yeah. Lex.

As gamers grow up we get "The Daddening Of Video Games".

A lot of reasons get explored in this article. Though honestly I think it may just be that the median age of gaming has gotten older. Narratively we want to explore content that relates to our lives.

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There was no malice, Marvel just made nonsensical signs. Really.

Captain America SHOULD take on the Teabaggers. "Where's your healthcare NOW?" *PUNCH IN THE MOUTH*

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Ships of EVE Online (and their cost in USD and in hours played) You lose these if you die.

So much that I like about the user generated drama of Eve. If only the combat wasn't a snoozefest.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The tasty snack that doesn't also bite you!

I had seen this film a few years back and watched it over and over. Then yesterday someone forwarded it to me again. I love when things come full circle.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

After all the cynicism about all the new stuff that was invented @judith sent me this:

And this:

And this:

Hey look everyone I know who I can't see but can hear the thoughts I project into the void! I can do amazing things with this collection of ones and zeros that those geniuses down the road put together, FOR FREE!

It helps me feel included even though I don't get to go out much because I'm a single parent, it let's me learn new ways to do things because I shout into the clouds and I get answers!

But It's only 30% better than the miracles that we already have. *yawn*

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Monday, February 8, 2010

$2 Deluxe Hugs. Much better than stinky free hugs.

As someone who gives out hugs, I totally appreciate charging for the deluxe hugs. Also notice that the guy giving out the free hugs thought he was doing it to make people's lives better, but was one of the humorless people around.

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Don't get me wrong, I do like Mass Effect and think it is a good game. But still...

There are many little structural problems that bug me about it. From the meaningless choices in conversation that all converge onto the same plot outcome, to the lack of any dramatic tension in the paragon/renegade choices; I get this feeling that I'm having a blast riding the world's most successful dinosaur.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Wes Anderson's Spider-Man.

I liked Rushmore a lot. But I think that whomever takes over the films need to know how to direct action.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lost on ‘Lost’: Lost explained by people who haven't seen it.

Writing for a massively multiplayer game I appreciate these videos that show how story can get communicated to people who aren't even paying attention.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

San Francisco’s Answer to Westboro Baptist Church. For all its problems, I love San Francisco.

If only the merry pranksters could follow the Westboro Baptist Church around all the time. Though considering they like to protest funerals I could see the merry pranksters getting less and less merry.

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Lex made 100 Mini Legofigs for his 100 day project.

Every year on the 100th day of school they do a special project. Last year was 100 comic panels, this year it's Lego minifigs, or as he called it "Mini Legofigs"

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