Jonathan Blow shares his insights into why free-to-play games are a step back in the evolution of entertainment. He basically talks about what constraints of the medium (structurally) influence film plots and game play respectively. He draws an interesting parallel between free-to-play games and the “commercials and syndication” based monetization model of 70s and 80s TV series.
Highly recommended! 😀
A friend recommended Sequel Pro as a GUI for MySQL databases. After trying it out for a day I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. 🙂
This depiction of George R. R. Martin on Ars Technicast Episode 37 made my day. 😀
He’s perpetually slipping the stuff back. He’s the AMD of authors. He can never make a launch date.
If you find yourself writing Shell scripts have a look at Google’s awesome style guide.
If you like a song and wish it was longer … enjoy the Infinite Jukebox.
Genius! There are reports of hidden Wi-Fi chips in cheap household items (i.e. irons, electric kettles) from China turning up in Russia. They look for unprotected networks and infect connected devices with malware. xD
Source: futurezone.at, BBC