Nobody born after 1970 has any idea how to program a computer, or write software.
I just spent the better part of a week going back and forth with EA technical support over why my attempt to use my Rock Band 2 export code always resulted in the error “the code is invalid or may have [...]
Deleted Steam off the machine tonight. No more Plants vs. Zombies. Getting sucked down videogame rabbit-holes is not conducive to putting in the time needed to become a fine artist.
Yes, it hurt. But seriously, what do I want on my grave? “Got really good at Plants vs. Zombies”? Or “Made excellent art”?
Honestly, it’s bad enough [...]
[mrfrobs@Otto ~]$ sudo rm -rf /Applications/Diablo\ II/
Clutter is very much on my mind these days. I don’t know how anybody can think clearly when disorder and clutter dog their every step. It’s the insidious accumulation of things, which gradually take over your soul.
Frequently, the right thing to do is get rid of stuff. Sometimes, it’s enough to get it in order. [...]
Do you get more pictures and pontifications about feet tonight? Not tonight. Tomorrow, yes. But tonight, you get this… in your face.
That’s “Enjoy Sudoku” for the iPhone / iPod Touch, best Sodoku app you’ll ever buy at $2 or $3 (? I think), it blows the doors off a [...]
…by my Tetris “Ultra” skills. Do not attempt to beat this score, because you cannot.
This is a 3-minute game: 44 lines, 18,998 points. The lines are all four-blocks: yes, eleven four-blocks in 180 seconds. Just give up now.
(No time to work on the cast today or tonight; more tomorrow)
I do love Angband, but this shit drives me crazy. It’s a flaw in the game that has never been corrected.
I’m down at a depth appropriate to my character; I have resist poison on. Suddenly: “it breathes gas. You die.” An off-screen poison- breathing monster kills me in one shot, [...]
R.I.P. Honest Joe the Second.
Honest Joe was really kicking ass, and I thought that after 15 years of futility playing Angband, I might finally have a potential winner. He was right on the edge of 39th level, had found +10 boots of speed early on, was fighting with [...]
I’ve put together this handy questionnaire to help you decide whether to buy a cool retro video game cabinet for your living room or basement.
Are you an electrical engineer?
If yes, go for it, have a blast.
If no, don’t bother.
I suppose the “no” answer could be reconsidered if you have [...]
Out of nowhere, just now, entirely unconnected to anything I was actually thinking about, the thought leapt into my head that SOMEBODY must have written a Zork parser for Emacs.
Sure enough, someone did, and it works. Save the file, load it with Emacs, m-x malyon, find your .z3 file, [...]