Monthly Archives May 2007

I could be a U.S. high school graduate

At least I have seen all of the 100 words every high school graduate should know before. I think I know the meaning of most of them, but damn if I haven’t looked up ‘jejune’ a million times and I keep forgetting what it means. If you’re into exotic English words, I recommend The Superior […]

My hard drive crashed

My laptop’s hard drive crashed so hard, DiskWarrior didn’t even see it anymore. Some ominous purring in the morning, then a crash right in the middle of a coding session. Luckily, nothing was lost except today’s work. Now I am looking into backup solutions :). Let me know if you have tips for backing up […]

Crazy Japanese gameshow where people have to jump through oddly-shaped holes

(Thanks Kikker.)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Like Jason Kottke, the first paragraph of Dana Stevens’ review of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (which contains a lot of spoilers) does an excellent job of explaining the film’s appeal to me: With Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, the summer blockbuster begins to approach the level of pure abstraction. Adrift […]

Microsoft Surface, a multi-touch interface device

Popular Mechanics has a video of Microsoft Surface, a table-sized multi-touch interface device. It is based on the work of Jeff Han, whose work I have blogged about before. Although it seems remarkably similar, I am not sure if this is the same technology that is used in Apple’s iPhone. However, I somehow doubt there […]

LOLCODE

LOLCODE. Yes. Programming in kitten pidgin, like so: HAI CAN HAS STDIO? I HAS A VAR IM IN YR LOOP        UP VAR!!1        VISIBLE VAR        IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10? KTHXBYE IM OUTTA YR LOOP KTHXBYE Call me easily amused, but I love it. I HAS A VAR, lol. A compiler can’t be far behind. Bonus […]

When was the last time you had fun at work?

Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo (Via Alice Robison.)

A different kind of online gamer

Meet the “users”: We don’t talk, we don’t like you, we just want to play. Sounds a bit like me.

Techno-privacy scarf

I love this techno-privacy scarf. (Thanks Baer!)

10tacle opening development studio in Vienna, Austria?

Games blog Playthrough.net reports a rumor that 10tacle may set up a development studio in Vienna: Rumors are swirling that 10tacle, one of Europe’s fastest growing developers is still looking to expand through Europe, building more development studios to work on their internal and licensed projects. With studios already existing in Hannover (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), […]