Monthly Archives: March 2013

Eating the Rich

I’m reading Sacred Economics, and generally thinking about how fucked up our economic system is and how to fix it. Naturally, around those times, I think about eating the rich. I decided to mock up a little Game Egg in … Continue reading

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Goodbye American iPhone Carriers!

Planned Obsolescence has once again reared it’s ugly head. My iPhone 3GS is so slow that its main function is make me angry. As a professional iOS developer, it’s actually advantageous to have the slowest phone people are still using, … Continue reading

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Stabilizing the Door

The thin plywood of the door segments warped, so I’m glueing on diagonals to make them flatter. The new doorframe will have tighter tolerances, so flatness is important.

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Re-en-Abletoning Myself

I’ve always really loved creating music, but the last time I took it seriously was high school.  I’ve used the excuse that it takes too much effort to become really good as a reason to not get started again.  I … Continue reading

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A World of Co-ops

Another excellent article on the success of the co-op movement as viable alternative to American capitalism.

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Functional Real-Life Socialism

Many people in the US may not be aware that any entire area of Spain has been taken over, from the ground up, by co-op businesses since the 1950s. They have their own bank, and their own university, and it … Continue reading

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How the Assumption of Monogamy Distorts Reality

This article from Jezebel, ostensibly about modern men “needing to change” in order for 20-something women to take them seriously, is a prime example of how the assumption that monogamous relationships are the only serious ones distorts our view of … Continue reading

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Blinded by Avery

Trying to get Avery’s Pre-Cut Business Cards to work with Illustrator and my new printer made me want to scrape out my eyeballs with some kind of hydraulic dental tool covered with fire ants. In other words, it didn’t go … Continue reading

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Everyone You Learned in School is Wrong – How to Program Indie Games

In this presentation by Jonathan Blow at UC Berkeley’s Computer Science Undergraduate Association, he discussed how most of the things they teach us in school are completely, totally wrong for indie game programming, and why. He covers: Why optimization is … Continue reading

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Yurtling Rising – The Return of the Burn

  During my epic trip to Portland last summer, I cooked up a storm on this vintage Lady Winsted Broil-R-Range.  For electric-enabled camping, it’s fabulous, because you can use all three cooking surfaces at the same time, but it’s small … Continue reading

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