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How do you like your information?

One of the challenges of talking about the production process in the public sphere is the balance between getting people excited about wha...

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Christmas in Kansas

In going to Kansas this year for Christmas I set myself a little goal of seeing what cool pictures I might get of Christmas decorations. It...

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Metaplace passes

There was a time when 'user generated content' was the cool new kid on the block and you could hear many predict that it was going ...

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Pets versus Monsters

A little over two years ago I was asked if we thought it was possible to make a small scale MMO experience, probably aimed at kids, with a ...

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The Bird Parliament

Had to link this story that I stumbled upon on the BBC over the weekend. There is just something special about those small stories from oth...

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Thunderbirds vs President Obama

When the president of the United States comes to visit it tends to be a bit busy. The manhole covers were all welded shut, the streets were ...

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Wrapping up the Nanowrimo experience

So November is in the past and Nanowrimo is done for another year. I ended up with a little over 41,000 words written so didn't quite ma...

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The sights and sounds of GStar

It has been an interesting week visiting the Korean city of Busan for the GStar show and to speak at the ICON development convention. Korea...

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Nanowrimo final week...failure looming

I think I can safely confirm that taking a five day business trip to the other side of the world is not conducive to being able to complete ...

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The 'I am bored at an airport' post...

...and I only have myself to blame! I somehow managed to get it into my head this morning that my flight was a midday not that I needed to c...

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NanoWriMo week three update...losing ground!

Week three is done and I'm a little behind. Have still managed three and a half new chapters and the word count is only just trailing of...

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What comes to mind?

Just had to link this . Quite apart from immediately making me think of watching Strange Days again it would seem that this project is a l...

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Nanowrimo week two - insanity and continuity

Week two of the Nanowrimo experiment is done and dusted and still on track with the word count (although only just!). I start to worry if I...

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...a good time at the funhouse

Had the chance to see Pink in concert tonight. I have to admit she might not have been the type of act I rushed to see under normal circumst...

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I'm telling you it was THIS BIG....

Why do people love to exaggerate and how does it influence the way that we communicate? Ok, this is going to be one of those philosophic...

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NanoWriMo update - one week in...

One week into the insanity that is November when taking part in NanoWriMo. Progress hasn't been too bad at all with just a little over ...

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Feeling Lucky?

Got sent this link today and had to share. - Be lucky - it's an easy skill to learn . I generally tend to be the 'glass is half ful...

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Astonished by the X-men again...

...ok, maybe not actually astonished but certainly impressed by the release of the Astonishing X-Men motion comic for the iPhone . Quite th...

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Pesky templates

...fixed the issue with posting comments. It should work again now. Thanks to those who mailed me pointing out the problem. It has been a wh...

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NaNoWriMo approaches...help wanted!

Nanowrimo, or, to give its full title, National Novel Writing Month, is a writing challenge purely for the sake of it to encourage people t...

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Death on a Friday....

...no not any morbid news in any way, just the new Absolute edition of Neil Gaiman's Death arriving on my desk. As it is for many Dea...

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Things look a little different

Yes, discovered the wonders of blogger templates and set about giving the place a little polish and clean up...and probably broke a bunch of...

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The games radar

In the midst of moving to a new apartment so the games seem to be stacking up, having only been able to grab a few minutes here and there wi...

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..some seriously freaky clouds and piano stairs

Some random weblinks for a lazy evening... Stumbled across this video this afternoon...some seriously strange clouds over Moscow that can ...

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Reasons for getting between those rocks and hard places

Was interesting to see the discussion and debate started in several places in answer to some of the points I raised here on the blog. The c...

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Old games, new platforms

Picked up Beneath a Steel Sky again today for the first time in over a decade. It didn't require any obscure emulators and it wasn'...

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Between a rock and a hard place

While exchanging forum PMs with a player last week we had an exchange I found very telling and interesting in terms of the challenges devel...

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October Already?

Despite the scary pace at which the year flies by, autumn does bring with it the new fall schedules in the US and new and returning shows to...

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A Weekend in the Mountains

A weekend away near Valdres at a cabin meant a chance for some hiking in the mountains, some great views and some good pictures. You can f...

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The Black and White of Storytelling....

Browsing through various gaming sites over the weekend I came across an article over on GameCritics.com that caught my eye. Do you like th...

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Musical Monday Musings

Technically Tuesday morning now, but a good Monday full of music, and a day full of music is rarely, if ever, a bad day. Started out with l...

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Mass Public Pilates

Ever one for seeking out good photo opportunities around the city I found myself on the roof of the Oslo Opera House this morning in close ...

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Unfinished works....

Sorting through my own personal documents and writing folders I reminded myself today just how much I wish I was better at actually finishin...

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Crazy vikings destroying kitchen appliances for your musical pleasure

Got to see Hurra Torpedo in concert last night...quite an experience, really cool show. I always like to see those concerts that represent p...

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The music lives on....

Another day down at the PAX convention in Seattle, more interviews done, more players and fans met and more of just generally enjoying the...

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Postcards from Seattle

Landed safely in Seattle after a very smooth journey. Quickly navigated immigration and retrieved the luggage before getting to relax a litt...

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Pictures from Cologne

The results from some of the random wandering with the camera in Cologne can be found here and here on my Flickr page.

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Decompression time....

Find myself sitting at the airport again. The time lost to this unfortunately necessitous aspect of modern travel is the only real downside ...

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