Journey – The Game

March 17, 2013

If you’ve read my blog much or know me at all you know I am interested in the nature of games:  how they work, how they impact people and how different elements of a game impact the player & develop the overall experience.  Because of this the game Journey has been recommended to me more […]

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Moon Rise

November 28, 2012

The full moon rises And the two worlds join The sidhe dancing in the meadows Where the students laugh. The fool moon rises And the jester plays Dancing on the edge Where the weaving fades The full moon rises Shining light and shadow Dark rustles in edges Of the moonbeam’s shine. The fool moon rises […]

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

November 1, 2012

This was going to be a Facebook post, but then I realized I had more than a little to say on the subject and that this blog has been languishing in disrepair…or at least lack of new content so I thought I’d write my thoughts here. Strangely this post starts when I was talking with […]

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Bugs and Patches and WoW

September 24, 2012

The other day I was hanging out in Mumble talking with some guildies (in iToons) and we were talking about bugs in WoW and how easy/hard it could be to find or fix a bug.  Most particularly we were talking about the “no xp from turning in dailies” that occurred at the start of Cataclysm […]

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New York City Visit

June 15, 2012

Hey all! Next week is my birthday aaand  the Games for Change Festival.  Since I thought sitting around at home all alone wouldn’t be the best plan for this year’s birthday I signed up for the Games for Change Festival and will be heading out to New York City on Sunday the 17th. My birthday […]

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Yam Soup Recipe

April 18, 2012

Just as a bit of a background on this recipe.  The 7th day of Passover is historically when the Jews crossed the Sea of Reeds (sometimes mistakenly written as the Red Sea).  In Hebrew the Sea of Reeds is “Yam Suf”.   So…loving to play with words as I do, on the 7th day of Passover […]

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Las Fallas

March 17, 2012

The festival is in full swing now. Today all day long there were constantly bands, complete with a retinue of Falleras, marching up one street or another and accompanied by the many explosions as everyone old enough to walk is setting off some firecracker or another. I think the guy at the pyrotechnics store was […]

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GDC Day 3

March 8, 2012

N.B. In spite of the GDC in the title this post is mostly about me – so feel free to skip if you were looking for some actual thoughts on GDC. Day 3 for me was a big switch of gears for me. I only got the tutorials and summits pass, which means it’s the […]

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GDC Day 2

March 7, 2012

For day 2 I expected to spend the whole day in the Games for Change Summit.  That was what brought me to the GDC page in the first page and made me think that it was time to go to GDC (at least for part of it.) However, at the end of yesterday I attended […]

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Day One at GDC

March 6, 2012

For the first day I spent most of the time in the IT summit sessions although I did slip in to a few sessions from some other tracks. This is my first time here, and given my mostly academic experience in the field (aka I’ve read some books and jotted down some ideas but haven’t […]

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