Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: April, 2008

links for 2008-04-30

Game Hour: HeroQuest at threadnaught We should be doing this. Jen++ (tags: jenbolton ncsoft gaming culture work)

SPOT, play dead!

Via Ian Betteridge, Davey Winder covers the news that Microsoft’s SPOT Watches are dead. I wrote about SPOT a good five years ago, and one of the things I had to say was: So, SPOT’s not hot. It’s lukewarm. Or tepid. It’s definitely not hot. It definitely doesn’t allow the kind of recombination that developers […]

links for 2008-04-26

multipart/mixed: SVN vs. Mercurial vs. Git For Managing Your Home Directory I feel a depressing scary inevitability that I’ll be doing something like this within 12 months. CAN’T. RESIST. TINKERING. (tags: svn mercurial git scm homedirectory replication desktop home laptop subversion)

links for 2008-04-25

Another Planning Blog… » Blog Archive » Penguin Invent Digital Fiction That’s a bit much! (tags: penguin sixtostart wetellstories)

links for 2008-04-24

Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Remembering Douglas #1 I really, really miss him (tags: dna douglasadams neilgaiman introduction memory) thankyou – motion graphics (tags: motiongraphics studio animation liveaction denmark) infographic storytelling – data visualization & visual design – information aesthetics “a beautiful infographic snapshot of contemporary teen life & the new media world, created […]

links for 2008-04-23

MTV Multiplayer » Will Someone In The Video Game Industry Please Call Grant Morrison? Well if you won’t, we will… (tags: grantmorrison writer comics videogames mtv gamedesign writing) Technology Strategy Board | Home (tags: uk government innovation technology research funding) Counterbalance: Six. Six. Six. I can’t tell if I’d like to read this or if […]

WordPress 2.5 annoyances

Suddenly treating categories as actual categories, and treating tags as actual tags when I’ve been using categories as tags all this while, thus forcing me to have to contemplate redoing my templates. NOT COOL.

Music to calm minds by

I put out a general distress call on Twitter the other day: “Recommendations for music that will calm the mind?” In the interests of sharing a beneficial resource, I hereby present my Twitter follower’s Music To Calm Minds By (not available in the shops, etc.): Bach (in general, and also specifically oboe concertos and the […]

links for 2008-04-22

Bob Eggington on BBC online | Media | The Guardian “The heads of all the television and radio production departments should become responsible for the quality of the online content offered in their name: this is the best way to ensure that they care enough to act when content is inaccurate, badly written, (tags: bobeggington […]

Bafta Voting

From their latest membership newsletter, sent out today: In light of the demand for Film voting places, we ask current members to consider the Awards ceremonies they currently vote in, and to vote only in those Awards in which they feel qualified to do so by virtue of their professional experience. Members who opt to […]