Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: December, 2008

links for 2008-12-31

Property Week UK commercial property (tags: commercialproperty property london lease office) ZFS snapshot visualization in GNOME : Erwann Chénedé's Weblog Time slider provides an automatic way to backup your data on the same disc using one of Sun's ZFS filesystem unique features, snapshots. With time slider you can browse and recover files from snapshot backups […]

links for 2008-12-30

freesound :: home page The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs. (tags: cc creativecommons sounds samples)

links for 2008-12-29

Google In-Game Advertising Adsense for Games (tags: google gaming adsense games advertising) Less killing, more kissing: new breed of computer games bring people together | Here we go again: "Of course, it has been possible to connect a computer to the internet and play a game with other people for a long time. Multi-player platforms […]

links for 2008-12-28

J. Michael Straczynski – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Apparently, sometime around 2007 (tags: jms babylon5 scriptwriter writing) Internet sites could be given 'cinema-style age ratings', Culture Secretary says – Telegraph Good luck with that (tags: andyburnham telegraph children ratings) After a month long struggle with Apple the new Sniff_jazzbox for the iphone by AND-OR is […]

links for 2008-12-27

Unilever Series: Dominique Gonzalez Foerster – TH.2058: Your stories "TH.2058 looks 50 years into the future to a London of incessant rain and sculptures kept from growing like weeds. This is your chance to share your vision of 2058 by adding your short story." – OOOOH. (tags: tatemodern 2058 future fiction architecture turbinehall art)

links for 2008-12-25

Learning Your Editor — ones zeros majors and minors This strikes me as the wrong way round. video-game-mode and unlocking abilities doesn't make learning vi fun. Or, rather, simply adding video-game-mode doesn't make vi fun at all. Especially when the point of using vi is to get work done. Not to, say, kill some time […]

links for 2008-12-24

husk.org. where? what? when? Ding! Gratz, blech (tags: flickr mapping geo awesome) TIFFL — Transport for you (Beta) This is fricking awesome (tags: tfl hack transport planning) GameSetWatch – Opinion: Why Immersion Shouldn't Be The 'Holy Grail' Lots of good stuff here (tags: gamedesign immersion roleplaying emergent rules) 422 South | Graphic novel Mars landing […]

links for 2008-12-23

Everything you know about ARGs is WRONG Ranty thing what I wrote (tags: arg gamedesign gaming rant sixtostart) Monopoly Repackaging | Andy Mangold This reminds me, I need to get a photograph of the Twister Adrian got in the office secret santa. We all looked at the instructions and swooned at the typography. (tags: monopoly […]

I wrote a thing

… and it only took me about three months to squeeze out. Anyway, here it is.

links for 2008-12-21

Touch me I'm slick: area/code's snap7 – Offworld area/code's chainfactor is out/will be out on the iPhone/iPod Touch as snap7. Gratz, area/code! (tags: areacode snap7 chainfactor videogames gamedesign) http://www.progressivelondon.org.uk/web/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=101&Itemid=60 I use the 507 and 521 a hell of a lot at the moment. This really pisses me off. (tags: london bendybus transport sigh politics publictransport) […]