I take a look at how Steam Machine reviewers look at the hybrid PC and console, and what they miss in the bigger picture.
Think about how ad blocking works, and it's easy to see why the moral quandaries lie with the ad and content companies, not with the individual.
I don't think Twitter has long to go, at least for keeping my interest
Social Privilege and Online Trolls
I try and alienate myself from everyone, ever.
On what it means to be a pirate
Dynamic languages vs static languages
I talk a little about the benefits of so-called dynamic programming languages.
I try and translate the value of monads from the wild and crazy world of Functional Programming to the rough and tumble world of Java programming.
I talk about what Linux really means in the modern day.
I think people talk about an app store as a "must have thing" for phones, but I've never been sold on it.
A Second Airport at Badgery's Creek
I talk about why I think a second Sydney Airport at Badgery's Creek is a good idea.
Rethinking an electricity grid
The more I think about it, the stranger the idea of an electricity grid seems to me.
Three Strikes law in Australia
I take a look at Senator George Brandis' address at the Opening of the Australian Digital Alliance Fair Use for the Future
I talk about the age old battle between vim and emacs, and specifically where vim loses out, and how to help.
I talk about my new monitor
You are my white whale, OSGi! I'd do my captain Ahab yell as I pierced thee with a polearm of some sort but I haven't actually read the book.
I take a look at the benefits of Libertarianism, or as it's otherwise known, Anarchy!
Capitalism and the peer economy
I talk a little about why "peer-to-peer" companies like Ebay inevitably change.
I take on the notion that you do not need audio at a quality higher than 16 bits, 44KHz
I was particularly incensed by a talk about software architecture, and how to do it right, and I've been mulling over in my head the best way to explain why thinking about software architecture in that way is wrong. Here's my take on it.
Just a quick idea on how to build fireproof homes
Piracy and my musical education
I talk about how I found music I loved, and how that wouldn't be possible without piracy.
While everyone else is yammering on about the new iPhone, I bought a HTC One Mini at around half the price. I take a look at it here.
Where Atheists are getting it wrong
I talk about some deep issues with Atheism in a practical sense.
An open letter to Richard Dawkins
Maybe more for my own benefit than anyone else's
The unfortunate fact of Teller's important insight into magic is that eventually gets turned into hipster wisdom.
Ideas in gaming: Essential Games
I talk about how removing non-essential elements from games can make the effectiveness of game design concepts clearer.
The ignorance is astounding.
I thought I'd write a bit about internet security since all the NSA stuff is going on.
I talk a little about what it means to be "Gnome" and the way Free GUI apps should be designed.
I talk about how the surface pro is the true incarnation of "post PC" compared to, say, the iPad.
An idea has come to me over time and all at once: We've been thinking the GPL backwards this entire time. I will try and go through what the problems are and where the solutions lie.
I talk about the new Flickr model and how it isn't quite how Flickr advertise it, nor is it quite how people are perceiving it.
I talk about caring for a random person on the internet.
I explain how inkjet printers work so people can better understand the "razor and blades" model.
Linux game review: Serious Sam 3
I take a look at the third iteration on the Serious Sam franchise.
Linux game review: Psychonauts
I take a look at the Humble Indie Bundle V's Linux version of Psychonauts. How has this much loved game aged, and how does it run on Linux?
When plastic was invented it was seen as a miracle material. A huge amount of the ideology of the day, like Socialism, used plastic as part of its defining element -- plastic was the great equaliser. It came in many different colours, was strong and could be made into intricate shapes using little labour.
I want to like cloud9 IDE, so I decided to give it a realistic test for a few weeks. However, for various reasons have decided to leave it.
Linux has a few gaming stores now, and Steam is actually only the most recent. I attempt to take a quick look at which ones are better and which ones need improving.
Responsive Internet: Not just for mobile!
I talk about some thoughts I had about how the internet should work several years ago, and how things worked out (hint: pretty great guys!)
I don't mean fail in a financial sense. You'll probably all still buy it. What I mean is that it'll fail in the fundamental sense, to deliver on the promise of doing what they say it can do.
Ideas in gaming: Games as fundamental truth
In what I'm trying to make a "thing", I explore the idea that video games are, at their most fundamental level, truth. This, by way of contrast to cinema, which is at its most fundamental level, lies.
Linux for Gamers 4: The Desktop Manager
This is it, the end of the road, the final boss. Will it be challenging and rewarding like old school games, or will you just spam attacks for a long time and / or be underwhelmed by how easy it is like newer games? All signs point to "yes".
Linux for Gamers 3: Processes and Services
As gamers, it is incumbent upon us to know exactly what's running on our systems and why, so that we may run games at their peak efficiency.
Linux for Gamers 2: Distribution
Let us continue on our path to Linux Mountain, atop which Linux Fairies make Linux Cookies. Or something.
A lot of exciting stuff is happening for gamers in Linux, and many Windows gamers are probably looking to make the leap to Linux, but aren't familiar enough with the platform to actually make the jump.
I take a look at IPv6 and whether getting it for your home network will be a security threat.
I'm not a dog person.
Ideas in Gaming: The Null Speedrun
I come up with an idea that might satisfy all sides in the hardcore vs casual wars.
I go in deep with a review of Gnome 3
I review my first ever apple device
The Sonic the Hedgehog series of games have had varying degrees of success, with many at the worse end of the scale, but why is this so?
I ponder music in games
I review a rather old game by EA DICE
I changed the look of the site slightly
I had some thoughts on the nature of revolutions
Ever noticed how supporters of the Republican Party are also a lot of other things?
Take a close look at who Apple Fanboys target, and you can see Apple's greatest and strengths and weaknesses
How would Woolworths deal with pulling Dick Smith's substantial personality from their newly acquired Dick Smith Electronics stores?
My web provider updated my server, which meant re-deploying my website, which in the case of rails is such a massive (and growing) pain that I decided I'd be better off writing a whole new site in Django.
In the end, the main thing I got out of the Android pictures in 2007 isn't how much has changed, it's how little.
The PC is dead. Long live the PC
We can look at death as the end, or we can look at it as a transition.
I read a phrase like "Technology: Trading the best for good enough". I can't find it now, but it's apt.
China's "rise" as they call it shows just how strange political ideologies are with respect to the common sense implementation of those ideologies.
The road to ICS is paved with iPhone copied features that may help user friendliness, but ultimately destroys a lot of what I really liked about Android in the first place. BONUS ICE CREAM SANDWICH REVIEW... or a link to one...
The Truth Bomb regarding Android Lag
Android users drive like this, and iPhone users drive like this.
I play and review Brink, the latest game by Splash Damage.
In 50 years, what are people going to think of the space which now occupies where the twin towers were?
I don't know if you iPhone users understand this, but an iPhone is not a phone. An iMac (or whatever they're called these days) are not computers.
John Gruber is such a mac fanboi I'd almost call him a troll. If he'd just think through what he was saying he'd realise he was talking shit
Gamers laugh at things in different ways.
Does video game pay-for-stuff service Steam measure up against buying a physical copy? The answer might surprise you.
Weighing in on the nuclear debate
Everyone can relax. I now have opinions on the nuclear debate; so you'll know what to think.
You can't say "Gamer" without saying "gay". It says so right there. I think if you're playing games in a heterosexual way you're probably doing it wrong.
Feel free to protect your copyrights, just don't take away mine.
I review a small game about a small creature hopping about in a small-ish world
The correct answer is "yes", because it doesn't let you log in using twitter or facebook, and you need an account to do anything. It's old timey like television or email.
It appears not many people have been able to download the Dragon Age 2 demo, so I thought I'd perform a public service by talking about it.
I paranoia out about my security
blah blah blah Twitter blah blah social blah.
I review a mechanical typewriter made for gaming.
Disgusting behaviour caught in text
Also, I use the word "gaol" in earnest.
On republican violent rhetoric
I talk a little on the shooting of a US congresswoman, and the wisdom of the republican party's rhetoric.
Twitter is currently acting as a write-only medium, from the perspective of applications.
You know that guy who always makes analogies? I hate that guy...
Betwixt a sandwich of cleverness and abrasiveness lies Audrey Hepburn.
HUH, Good god y'all. What is it... wait I think I've used this joke before...
Leigh Sales is a smart cookie, but she really should've argued more with her teachers in high school.
Hey I'll tell you somethin' f'r free. Your MOM is an automation. Eh? How's that compute fer ya?
Sometimes I'll talk about "rocking". I mean this in both the "rock and roll" as well as "rocking a cradle" OK?
Richard Glover says some reasonable things, but leaves them at conjecture. I try and form theories.
There's an old joke that the Alanis Morissette song "Ironic" is anything but. I'm here to defend the poor girl.
Sometimes you need to reason with people in a calm and rational manner. Other times you just need to punch them in the face.
Most people think of the Twitters as a "news" service. Computer scientists know better.
Independents and resource pooling
I weigh in on the independents debate, but I mostly use the efforts of others and control the "balance of ideas".
Here are some things I learned about smart pointers which no one seems to have written up yet.
Now all I need is to use words long enough to use the feature.
After coding for a Windows platform for a couple of days, I've come to realise why I've used Linux this long.
Also, white people.
Are video games a shadow of their former selves? Why are we so willing to go along with this kind of thing?
I discover that hardware tessellation isn't really a feature, but isn't not a feature either.
It appears this is now some sort of election series on good policy. By me, someone you cannot vote for, even if you wanted to.
Because solving all the world's problems is something I can do in my spare time.
The buildings are done, time to get the education revolving...
Mommy I made a hypothesis in my pants.
I haven't posted in a while. Things must be going swimmingly. Let me take this time to bitch about C++.
Hearkening back to the past is not the same thing as talking about the future.
Dear Game Designers: I'm not your precious little child. Let me go blow your carefully crafted sandcastle to smithereens.
According to statistics, I am a vacuous teenage girl
I have a try at the BP thing
I review a movie game tie in which isn't really great but it ticks all the right boxes.
I love Dan Ariely, but sometimes I raise an eyebrow. Occasionally I raise both.
The solutions to all our problems
OK People, if after the release of VP8 you're not all happy, I have a way to solve that for you. And it's friggin' awesome.
Yeah I thought about putting this on the bug request database, but seriously an idea this good getting prioritised out is not a good idea.
Obscure pop culture references
Can you still call them pop culture references if nobody in popular culture would understand them?
The only thing deep about your thinking is the depth of the irony that you think reading a book will make you smarter.
There's something peculiar about the way you pay to save your soul and forfeit your dreams.
Cooking Mama and Yakitate Japan
Gamers, despite their best effort, think guns are cool, like moviegoers think smoking is cool.
I refer to someone who refers to someone.
uh, good god y'all... what is it good for?
Pushing forward white, blonde, attractive women to normalise gaming doesn't help anyone.
I reply to "The Paradise That Should Have Been", but not like a troll this time.
The movie "Moon" paints a pretty dystopian future until you consider our present.
Is saying arbitrary things about a particular race racist? The answer is "probably, yeah", but only until you start to fuck with the goddamn formula.
Problem Solving and Estimations
What the hell is wrong with our industry when we pretend to contort ourselves into strange shapes to do things we've already done when we really want to do things we haven't done.
Is that the question? And if so... who answers?
Questions confound me like a song stuck in your head. Luckily, there's a great way to forget them.
Women are more badass than men
Sometimes you want to write a god of war review and sometimes you want to do something else.
Sharing a genre with Modern Warfare would probably put this game in fairly decent company. I would also say that Dice have been a pretty solid company. Regardless, I compare bad company to it's close cousin...
Did you know different consoles are different? You will hear these tautological statements and possibly more in this exciting episode of spot the difference.
I think when you try and think like a neanderthal, you find that thinking of forest spirits or some shit is totally unnecessary. However, thinking of Giant Robots is mandatory.
Computers have increasingly become servitors of our convenience, but in doing this they take far too long to get anything done.
This is why cool people are cool, because they see our ridiculous machinations and say "yeah fuck that I'm going surfing".
I propose we buy no media for three months, and we also don't pirate them either. See what happens...
Sometimes people say things and you think "man I should remember that". Sometimes you just think "man those are big words..." And sometimes both of those things unite to form a giant robot...
The real impact of video games
I find it really difficult to understand Michael Atkinson. He seems to not care one iota about understanding something he wishes to control.
Is this an Ode? Maybe it's a Dirge? I reckon it's a Dirge!
Violence against the intertron: Australia says yes
How can the Australian population disagree with computing professionals in such a fundamental and insane way? How, I ask?
No, wait. Saying that would merely be poetic, but not technically accurate... I'm like 80% water and stuff.
Are you like Indiana Jones saying "It belongs in a museum" or are you like ze Germans?
Man if Clay Shirky can do it, we can all do it!
The crapification of engineers
I take a guess that Engineers are crappy now. Am I right? Only time will tell...
Time to drop that zero and get yourself a hero
If you think about her as a happy emo, it really changes the whole experience: "Welcome to my life... It's a pretty good life. Enjoy your time and call me if you need anything."
I'm making a joke about homosexuality and apple products. Some people call homosexuals "assbandits", which some gay dudes may find offensive, but I'm sure some are still giggling...
Avoiding antagonism with agnostic
Every time you say "Agnostic" God kills a kitten in heaven with a 7-iron to the fore-skull. It isn't pretty, so say what you really mean: "Atheist".
I'm using the title of a popular song to describe how Virtual Reality is, among other things, a stupid idea. I think that's called an Allegory.
Another dimension on the cheap
Here I talk about going 3D with no money and very little sense
Tony Abbott has probably been given shit all his life. This is why he hates you and wants you to be unhappy.
On Rupert Murdoch's whiny "I'm not going to play with the internet" and Google.
That sounds like a good title for a book or something. Like the sequel to "Catcher in the Rye". Seriously though this is about video games.
... for people who don't really want a Braid walkthrough but really some hints instead.
Do you feel lucky? Well... do ya? PUNK!?!
See what I did there? Because her name is Stephanie...
For someone who's supposed to be really smart, Baroness Susan Greenfield sure doesn't understand the modern world. More like barren-ess, eh?
As it turns out, it's everyone's house.
Getting drunk in the future isn't what it's cracked up to be. I wonder if I could submit this to 365 tomorrows?
The black face of Australian TV
I think I just argued that a Saturday variety show is unaustralian because it dishonours the Anzac spirit!?
Make sure you've got a good photo of yourself on facebook. It may turn up in a newspaper if you ever die.
When someone asks you to build a better mousetrap, and you find yourself trapped inside it, building a worse mousetrap is not necessarily the solution.
If you're trying to make sense of the title, you won't make sense of the title...
Or you could do something else
Perhaps instead of trying to change games to make them less about interactivity or decision making, you could... you know... watch a movie, or read a book?
It's true. If you try and calculate the entropy of the universe you get "WTF" back as the answer. The universe is so stupid.
The current one doesn't fit into my world...
The Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer is creepy because it de-creepifies something that's creepy.
When you're building heroes, sometimes you need some extra parts.
What is both a siren's call and hella repugnant at the same time?
I create a new unit of measurement to ruin people's lives
My mortality finally reaches me, through gaming.
The destination, you see, is Auschwitz
Heh... That's what _she_ said.
Could this be a rising problem in the future? Perhaps!
Criminals make terrible bedfellows. Don't have sex with criminals is the one key point I want you to take away from all this...
Accusation, Denial, Anger, Acceptance...
I like the fact that idiots are getting in on the act of <em>making operating systems</em> at OSNews, but they really need to have a little more respect for their elders.
You know they have an excuse for that sort of thing... it's called Alcohol!
Lights go out and I can't be saved Tides that I tried to swim against You've put me down upon my knees Oh I beg, I beg and please, YAAR!
Right then, switch to camera two... and... action!
Oh where oh where can my baby be? The lord took her away from me! She's gone to heaven so I've got to be good, so I can see my baby when I leave this world. Alternately: Oh where oh where can my baby be? Oh look here's a URL!
Problems with Agile software development
Is it just the capital "a"? Time will tell... sooner or later... time will tell.
While micro management shows that you don't trust the autonomy of your team members, understanding your doods is t3h pwn.
Even though it might seem like it, I am not advocating the return of clippy.
The sad part of life is, we all go through the stages. It's just that a lot of us are still in denial...
Now you can watch it all in high definition... except for the stuff that isn't...
<p>As it will come to be known</p>
<p>I now think things I didn't think before</p>
Global Warming: The thing that does not exist
It exists alright, but it's not global warming!
It's a party, and I'm not invited
No longer looking forward to my high school re-union?
Help me help you? That'll never work!
Aquamarine: A movie I have seen
I was waiting for the cricket... honest!
I take up a lethal habit so you don't have to?
Some people think they're so great, but they're merely OK
No wait, it's not what you think... but it is about murder.
Multitude of choice is crippling
Is the Chumby all it's cracked up to be?
feel free to kill our whales
Back in your day, you had it easy...
Pixel width requirements for web sites are too large.
Talking to humans is overrated?
I finish off writing about the rest of my trip to India
Poignant art of wrapping stuff
My first day back at work
I keep this post PC, despite the opportunities
I go sight seeing
also a wedding
I'd apply her henna tattoos so hard
... if you know what I mean... ladies!
It's OK, he can still fly
Music brings the people something something
Terrible world music follows
And don't you step on them!
Why I hate trains... and dams.
Today I took pictures
I talk about not doing anything
I go to Jamshedpur
It's like a warzone, and I couldn't be happier
Diwali is freaking awesome
I investigate Chandigarh and buy explosives
I land in Delhi
Planes, trains, and... wait no just planes
Plane goes up, plane goes down.
Not as good as Good Game
And I'm bringing back a wife?
Check it out guys, I'm back to hating things again
The sad state of affairs for awesomeness.
Enter this competition
An excuse to talk in the third person
Role Playing in FPS?
I review "On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness"
just... thinking about... how much of a noob you are...
Things you don't want to hear in the same breath
programmer or serial killer?
The sidebar now has team choko videos
How do we help one another as software engineers?
No such thing as a water powered car
I'm sorely disappointed in news media today
RTS teaches you financial management?
The only way to learn is to be tea-bagged by a Space Marine...
A couple of number ones to remember
Man, was that ever painful
Looking forward to something no one is looking forward to
They should do this in a nightclub
He who shouts the loudest gets the sorest throat?
Sacre bleu! I am at a 'ead!
It's all about the booty!
I like how he makes fun of MCR at the end...
The name's Burn...Cock... burn...
Easy games can be hard games
Because it's better being anally raped by a woman!?
I had a dream of my wife. She was dead. But it was all right.
That colours all of your endeavours
Complexity without compulsion is randomness
You (sort of) get what you (don't) pay for
I am a fucking freakshow
Information sharing on the internet
Everyone knows who I am but me
I'm excited about a MMOG? Has the world gone topsy turvy?
How bad hygiene increases danger
Arbitrary boundaries cause arbitrary problems
Our "Christmas is over" party went over without a hitch. Or did it?
If I were a bus driver, with flowers in my hair...
wait, no, I meant a manager... with a company... in my hair...
Wait, I meant future! Why would I say furniture?
I went there. I took pictures
Shaun is back on the air, and not just walking through doors
Moving the internet and my friends to my desktop
I am excited about Big Board, and interested in Plaxo
I'm like superman in reverse
is it wrong to have your girlfriend call you "Daddy"?
I'm thinking we need to have an "internal" section for the site, where I can tell you guys information on the sly
I don't believe in post modernism... but only just
Are boxers merely brawlers? Is beauty only skin deep?
It feels like my IQ went down 30 points, and I'm not happy about it
Daniel Johns looks like Keira Knightley
This is the kind of revelation you don't want to have
Why write a hateful review when someone else so succintly sums up all your points?
Why I am smarter than Jeff Atwood
Now that we have a good point of comparison, I can prove that Jeff is a noob
We will deal with your problems, one person at a time...
Tires are for the week
So, I'm now obsessed about a different girl with funny hair
Oy Vey, again with the Jeff Atwood
Mediawatch proves blogs are as good as journalism
Everyone should read my blog
All the animation studios put out very similar movies
I have high expectations
Am I ever glad I'm in Campbelltown
Conspire as one
Using God to disprove peanut butter
The thing about being a creationist is, all the answers are simple
Are those crazy 'crats a reasonable group of peopple to vote for today?
Everyone likes vector graphics, right?
Someone else's words almost always work better than my own.
Like Oprah, it looks like we've grown out of our trashy heritage
300 times better than Gladiator
300 is the greatest movie involving people with sandals.
Something wierd is going on in my mind, and I'm not sure what it is
User Friendliness vs Expectations
Old ladies should NEVER be trusted
Well well well... if it isn't the tooth fairy
There's a certain benefit to having connections to shady types
A new taxonomy for driving manual cars
Also, why I should be giving you advice
Apocalypto may not be the worst movie ever made, but it's close
I'm in love with Donyelle Jones
I never really knew what "baby got back" really meant until now
Taking pictures for no apparent reason can draw the ire of pigs
Nathan inspired me to write a song
life would be much simpler in d20
You can't play basketball against Ninjas
Why is wisdom different to intelligence?
Any thinking about structure and process would lead to anarchy
incompatibility rears it's ugly head again
What would we do without the interweb?
Shouldn't we put some energy into being gamers, and putting a [CC] in front of our names?
Maybe the whole thing was a joke...
Review: Logitech MX Revolution
If you're thinking of buying one, read this review first
I propose that a collection of Googles be called a "desktop"
Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, is probably the common theme for a lot of the movies I've liked, visually
Almost like a reality show about ninjas
First it was Australian Idol, then the Biggest Loser, Dancing on Ice, and now it's So you think you can Dance...
Now you too can give me facial hair
... and from viewers like you!
The best thing on the intarweb is the ability to ZOMG ZERGRUSH!!!
I attempt to change the world, one show at a time
Dood we aer all about the innovation, seriously 101
Is a bigger organisation better? Discuss...
I consider an idea so powerful it will make your face explode
Simple events can give you a lot of confidence. Only people can take it away.
Something about talented musicians
Yahoo has gone one for one with Google, acquiring an equivalent company for every service that Google offers, but what if you have some of one and some of the other?
Everyone thinks they know everything, but they're all stupid doodooheads.
How the open source .NET is as doing as well as Ruby
How we ended a game of Bartog based on the core rules
How to sound like a five year old
Why otherwise intelligent journalists should never cover subjects dealing with technology
It looks like nobody is visiting our site...
She's not exactly from Neighbours
A story about two reviewers and a singer has me more interested than the movie they're talking about
Podcasting the Web 2.0 Broadcatch
I learnt a new word today, and it rhymes with piracy!
How I screwed up the migration from blogger
I feel ill, and it could be any number of things
The best of all possible worlds
Having a short excerpt helps describe the article even though the article title is catchy
Peak Oil makes sense, is all I'm sayin'.
I talk about prototypes and agile design in film making.
My name is tim and I am a jealous prick!
Does your child listen to the devil's music?
A handy guide to discovering whether your child is walking down the path of evil.
What are the best things you have ever read, heard and seen?
When you were younger, did you expect to become a Software Engineer?
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The problem with idiots is, they don't know when they're being criticised
You'd never guess who i met at the train station the other day
That's right, it was nathan! I walked up to him but he didn't notice me. He looked right at me but he still didn't notice me! I realised that l would need to be more forceful.
So, if a "beaver" means "vagina", then what the FUCK is a rabbit?
nathan always has explorer open and plays quake 1 because he's so 1337
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If the site is "cameal", then why not name the blog "why are people so unkind"?