Monthly Archives: July 2011

Roar of the Innovation Lion

I haven’t yet used Apple’s OS X Lion; I don’t use my Mac nearly enough and right now don’t have the time to sit and perform an upgrade to try it out. But I have read with great interest of … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Innovation, by definition, requires you to find an alternative point of view, very often an alternative perspective on the matter. After all, you are unlikely to solve any given problem by relying on the same types of thinking that created … Continue reading

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Jolly Boys’ Outing? Think again!

Like a surprising number of people in this country, I like the TV show ‘Top Gear’. It sounds like it should be about cars, and maybe 10 minutes out of the hour is about new cars and the crazy things … Continue reading

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Google+ (beta) vs Facebook

OK, so I’ve been using Google+ a little bit now, not as much as some of my friends and colleagues have, but that’s OK – I’m a relatively unsociable person, as it happens! But I did take the time to … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Spam!

Been talking to one of the guys who works on anti-spam technology lately, about the ways forward in dealing with spam – in our case, we’ve been discussing how it might be tackled for forums, though blogs have much the … Continue reading

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Procedural Correctness

People who play games like getting value for money. They like getting sufficient hours of entertainment out of an investment of funds into a game. That’s not innovative, that’s just plain common sense. Trouble is, creating games that have enough … Continue reading

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So, yet another WordPress update

WordPress seems to update very frequently, almost more than I’m comfortable with. It’s actually been out a few days, but it’s only now I’ve sat down to take a proper look at it. Interestingly, I find some ideas that for … Continue reading

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Imitation or Innovation?: Swords and Soldiers HD

I’m not quite sure why this game has ‘HD’ in the title. Maybe it’s because it’ll emerge on the iPad and it’s common there. I don’t know. But I picked this up as part of an indie variety pack on … Continue reading

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Language Soup Utensils

I talked recently about different languages, about the differences between specific-purpose and general-purpose languages, and that most of the languages out there currently don’t have that much to differentiate themselves in practical use, that most problems can be solved in … Continue reading

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CSI: Reality

I like CSI. And, for what it’s worth, I like NCIS. I like them as light entertainment, as drama, as stories unfolding of this group of characters, how they grow over time, how they interact, how they conflict. How they … Continue reading

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