Malcolm Sheppard’s has a somewhat confusing rant about Actual Play reports and how they present very distorted, partial and lacking images of what really happens in roleplaying sessions. Social interactions and story elements that were prominent in the session vanish from the report, and other aspects get a skewed focus in the retelling. In the […]
Filthy medical mnemonics. Dirtier than they are funny, I think.
A short talk by James Wallis reporting the findings of a geophysical survey conducted in World of Warcraft.
Did you catch it last night? If not, you can watch the whole thing online at the Yes/Walla site (The site uses an embedded Windows Media Player thing, so on Linux you probably need some hack to get it: this one worked for me). Here’s an interview with my brother about the film published yesterday, […]
What’s the difference between just bookmarking a resource and posting it to your blog? I suspect it’s the pointless and private gloating it inspires. So, I was messing around with using XPath to scrape web pages, and since it’s an obtuse syntax (regular expressions for XML, more or less) and the tutorials aren’t that great, […]