Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: January, 2009

links for 2009-01-31

Feds: IT admin plotted to erase Fannie Mae • The Register I saw this in Die Hard 4. It was awesome. "A fired computer engineer for Fannie Mae has been arrested and charged with planting a malicious software script designed to permanently destroy millions of dollars worth of data from all 4,000 servers operated by […]

links for 2009-01-30

Digital Britain: 'Rights agency' planned to fight online piracy | … or a mafia (tags: rights ip protection intellectualproperty ipr online digital media uk)

links for 2009-01-29

Wii Fit gets Body Check Channel in Japan News // Wii /// Eurogamer – Games Reviews, News and More This has 4iP/NHS commission written all over it (tags: wiifit wii health gaming gamedesign lifestyle proactive 4ip) Dan Houser interview: Rockstar Games's writer for GTA 4 and The Lost And Damned – Telegraph "“I think the […]

links for 2009-01-28

Sky to take on 1,000 workers as customers rush to sign up | It wouldn't have been that hard to correlate this against HD set sales of the Christmas period, would it? Then we could have a better judge of takeup? (tags: sky economy recruitment hd) Updated: A Year Later, AOL Is Contemplating A Bebo […]

links for 2009-01-27

Is 'Grand Theft Auto IV' the greatest writing of the century? — chicagotribune.com Halps, newspaper trying to deal with "new" cultural art form. Clue: answer is no. (tags: troll videogames writing gtaiv chicagotribune gaming storytelling narrative) OpenSpime | WideNoise to let all familiarize with the concept of spimes (tags: widenoise openspime noise volume environment sensing […]

links for 2009-01-26

Digital Stuffing » Digital Rights At least they got them in the end (tags: virgin rights ipr socialmedia) Grand Theft Auto IV: Chicago Trib Asks "Is GTA This Century's Best Writing?" You can ask all you want, it isn't going to make it true. (tags: writing games gamedesign gaming chicacotribune) The Pixar Story: A Leslie […]

links for 2009-01-24

Sulka's Game – Package tracking excitement Sulka, I love you for giving me awesome ideas :) (tags: sulka package delivery tracking storytelling) Jonathan Blow: The Next Phase The full Blow (tags: jonathanblow braid interview challenge story gamedesign narrative interactivity badmovie storytelling gaming) Gamasutra – Braid 's Blow: Game Challenges Clash With Good Story "If we […]

links for 2009-01-23

http://www.harpersglobe.com/ What EQAL did next (tags: cbs eqal harpersglobe) OSCAR.com – 81st Annual Academy Awards – Nominees Really quite disappointed (tags: oscar nominations 2009) Amanda Open Source Backup (tags: amanda zmanda backup mac enterprise) Bacula, the Open Source, Enterprise ready, Network Backup Tool for Linux, Unix, and Windows (tags: bacula mac backup enterprise) The Setup […]

On Twitter…

My Twitter account’s private.  I have met pretty much everyone who’s following me. It’s mostly about my cat. If you’re interested in what I’m doing as part of my work, then please follow oh_sixtostart (“overheard at Six to Start”) for the irreverent stuff, and sixtostart for the more serious stuff. If I don’t know you, […]

links for 2009-01-22

Prometha – Home Oh, go on then. Is this part of Routes? :) (tags: prometha genetics via:mildlydiverting) Portal Gun – a set on Flickr Promising career in prop-making (tags: portal videogame gun cosplay prop) Professor Layton and the DS Adventure Game Revival | MetaFilter Metafilter on adventure games and the DS (tags: metafilter gaming games […]