Posts from October, 2009

October 19, 2009

Dirty Word Filters Fail (again.)

Elder Game: MMO game development – The Tragic Story of The Cussing NPCs

Cussing NPCs!

Champions NPC trips the dirty word filter.

Will we never learn? Kids will always, always find a way.

October 16, 2009

Another take on “Smart people can rationalize anything”

Calvin Trillin, pontificating in the NYT about the late unpleasantness on Wall Street.

See Smart people can reationalize anything. Hmmm.

October 11, 2009

Crossing the streams

A lot of you who know me from the virtual worlds/online games/social media communities may not be aware that one of my other major avocations is photography. In particular, for the past several years I’ve been engaged in an extended project to photographically document the current state of the former Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) Coast Line from San Francisco to the outskirts of Los Angeles. At this point I’ve accumulated something like 30,000 pictures, but until now they’ve just been piling up on my file server. However, a number of friends who have been following this particular adventure have begun nagging me to stop telling stories and produce some output already. Embracing the concept that Productive People Ship, I’ve started a photoblog, Unexpected Image, to show off this and my other photo work. If you’re the sort of person who likes this sort of thing, I hope this is the sort of thing you’ll like.

Off topic I know, but I justify posting about it here ’cause Randy is implicated in the story of how the photoblog got its name, which you can read about on the About page.