The post for 25th wound up shoved back 4 days to the 29th. I missed my initial publication date, and intended to make it up on the weekend. Instead, the weekend turned into an exhausting and madcap trip through downtown DC. On the bright side? Some nifty photos at the National Gallery. On the down […]
I have some mixed feelings about Diablo 3, and as is the custom among my people, I will now share those feelings with you in annoyingly granular detail.
My birthday was this week, and as a present to myself I’ve decided to give me a ton of extra work!
You’ve managed to reach the city of Baltimore/Tucson/Yourtownville, where you’ve hooked up with a small team of survivors. They’ve fortified four blocks. A suburb, an apartment, a police station, and a farm. Some of your camp-mates are fighters, some are builders, some are scavengers, leaders, or scientists. The undead are everywhere. You can only survive if you […]
I’m going to say something that’s likely to annoy hardcore iPad gamers (shut up, they exist). Infinity blade is a fantastic tech demo, but a horrid game. I suspect that makes me some kind of heretic, reviewers everywhere can’t seem to stop gushing about how beautiful Infinity Blade is, or how dynamic the combat can […]
I have walked the path Dear Esther laid out for me twice. Once, back when it was a free fan-made modification for Half-Life 2, and again, when it returned renewed as a fully realized work of art, released on Steam. The world is bigger this time, and significantly more beautiful. But even if the game […]
A post apocalyptic future, a malfunctioning amnesiac robot, a machine gun, and a LOT of running, jumping, and ducking behind cover. Welcome to the world of EPOCH.
Sometimes, visiting the geeky corners of the internet can make me downright glad to be alive. This is one of those times.
Just taking a moment to share a beautiful and brilliant bit of fiction from K Tempest Bradford. Until Forgiveness Comes is up on Strange Horizons, and it’s a very good short story about the anniversary of 9/11. A lot of 9/11 fiction (both pro and con) tends to descend into bombast and political screeds. In the years following 9/11, […]
My favorite things from the Comptroller of Maryland’s taxable businesses “Miscellaneous” section: Morticians, Monuments, Markers Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers Horse, Cattle, Pets, and Taxidermy Aircraft, Space Vehicle, Missile Mfg. I want a peddler’s licence. I want one. But it’s not the most accurate listing for me, and I don’t want to screw with the comptroller. Sigh. […]