My column this week is more cathartic than helpful. It shows a number of ways YouTube could make life better for everyone at no cost to themselves (and in some cases, for a small profit) but they won’t because the human beings at Google are insulted from public interaction by many layers of obfuscation, and company policy changes at a glacial pace.
Also: YouTube rolled out YouTube Gaming this week. As far as I can tell, it’s my usual YouTube feed with non-gaming stuff filtered out, with a black background. I don’t have anything bad to say about it, but I do find myself shifting back to YouTube Prime after just a couple of minutes. It’s not bad, it just doesn’t seem to offer me anything I need. But maybe it’s aimed at the Twitch streams and PewDiePie crowd? I honestly don’t know.
Game at the Bottom
Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?
The Best of 2016
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2016.
The true story of three strange days in 1989, when the last months of my adolescence ran out and the first few sparks of adulthood appeared.
id Software Coding Style
When the source code for Doom 3 was released, we got a look at some of the style conventions used by the developers. Here I analyze this style and explain what it all means.
How to Forum
Dear people of the internet: Please stop doing these horrible idiotic things when you talk to each other.