Monthly Archives: October 2011

A brief look at some interesting ideas

Each year, there is a competition for authors to write ‘short interactive fiction’ games. Far more information is available at http://ifcomp.org/ if you’re interested in what I’m talking about, but long story short is that it’s like a book where you are … Continue reading

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A fresh-air look at innovation

I’m running short on titles, but today’s one is pretty apt. We’ve been building bicycles for years using metal frames. It’s effective, but not particularly efficient. And now, a group of British engineers has demonstrated making a modern mountain bike … Continue reading

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Legacy of Steve Jobs

This won’t be new news by the time this gets published, but Apple’s leading light for the last decade, Steve Jobs has sadly passed away. Whether you admired the man, or disliked the business practices that Apple carried out under … Continue reading

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Policing the Internet

There is someone in this world I find myself disagreeing with a lot. Families are like that, after all. But recently I had a heated debate with them about the state of the Internet, and I conceded that some kind … Continue reading

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Another pet peeve: writing data validation rules

This isn’t really innovative, not in the slightest, but it’s something that needs some innovation quite seriously being poured into it. I sometimes have to work with datasets, documents that structure data in a meaningful way, and occasionally have to … Continue reading

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