A side note: I found Ernesto Burden when that site linked to me. I then relized that in many cases I don’t really “find” sites – they find me and I discover them via trackback. I also realized that I was not helping things by hiding the ugly trackback / permalink stuff in small print at the bottom of the individual post, off the front page, where most people never see it. I dislike this visual clutter, but it does make the blog more useful.
I’m still not happy about this. I dislike the new clutter, although really I’m not wasting screen space. The place where the permalink / trackback stuff is was always empty space before.
As an engineer, this is a familiar tradeoff. Ugly and functional vs. attractive and inaccessable. I really need to stop being such a prima donna and go for functional. I’m starting to act like a Mac user*.
* I only said that to annoy you.
DM of the Rings
Both a celebration and an evisceration of tabletop roleplaying games, by twisting the Lord of the Rings films into a D&D game.
Starcraft: Bot Fight
Let's do some scripting to make the Starcraft AI fight itself, and see how smart it is. Or isn't.
How to Forum
Dear people of the internet: Please stop doing these horrible idiotic things when you talk to each other.
C++ is a wonderful language for making horrible code.
Bad and Wrong Music Lessons
A music lesson for people who know nothing about music, from someone who barely knows anything about music.