Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: July, 2008

links for 2008-07-30

Slashdot | Have Modern Gamers Lost the Patience For Puzzles? Yes and no. See: Portal, Professor Layton’s Curious Village, Samarost etc. Instead: many more people (modern gamers) are “gamers” now, and (shock horror) some of them like different things. (tags: gamedesign gaming puzzles slashdot) Word Withdrawal | MetaFilter It pisses me off that there can […]

The Case of the Broken Time Machine Backups

We’re running Mac OS X Server 10.5 at work and I’d be lying if I said it had been a complete doddle to set up. Things that have been annoying so far: the simple configuration option is really, really simple; the advanced configuration option is really, really advanced; there is no middle ground between “simple” […]

links for 2008-07-28

Fringe: Fringe Will Be Dark, and Clues About It Are Already Out There (tags: io9 fringe abrams tv tvshow cloverfield marketing experience) Protecting the consumer at heart of future for media services in the UK Plans to regulate video-on-demand services and product placement on British television are set out in a consultation document published by […]

links for 2008-07-25

We Design Stories: The Digital Fiction of Six to Start: Voice: AIGA Journal of Design: Writing: AIGA (tags: wetellstories aiga sixtostart penguin danhon adrianhon) Broadcast Audience Evolution – Homepage Might be interesting… (tags: metrics audience measurement broadcast event conference) Liberty News Oh – my wonderful team at Six to Start made this. (tags: libertynews spooks […]

links for 2008-07-24

Knol: a unit of knowledge Knol’s out for summer (tags: google knol wikipedia knowledge)

links for 2008-07-22

adaptive path » blog » Peter Merholz » Conversation with Michael B. Johnson of Pixar – Part 1 (tags: michaeljohnson pixar interview adaptivepath peterme)

links for 2008-07-21

Apple – Pro – Profiles – Dark Horse Comics, pg. 1 Dark Horse’s color management workflow (tags: darkhorse apple pro comics colourmanagement colormanagement colorsync)

links for 2008-07-17

Giles Turnbull says hello – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Oh look! It’s gilest! (tags: gilest tuaw apple blogging) YouTube – Feist on Sesame Street Sometimes I just want to live on Sesame Street. (tags: sesamestreet feist 1234)

links for 2008-07-16

Twitter Search Duh, Twitter buys Summize (tags: summize twitter search acquisition startup) tap tap tap ~ tasty bits for your iPhone (tags: iphone apps iphoneos iphoneos2) Gamasutra – Top 10 Pitfalls Using Scrum Methodology for Video Game Development Wow. Lots of fantastic stuff in here, as well as what we suspected: creativity/pre-production isn’t sprint zero. […]

Me and Adrian at Yahoo! Brickhouse tonight

Cross-posted from the Six to Start blog: Sorry for the rather short notice on this one – Adrian and I will be speaking tonight (6pm to 8pm) at Yahoo! Brickhouse: We Told Stories: Dan and Adrian Hon (Six to Start) on ARGs & storytelling online . Learn about how leading alternate reality game studio Six […]