A reader wrote in to suggest this one. I admit I’ve made this blunder myself. More than once. It really is easy to goof up and describe a cave in meticulous detail, while forgetting to mention the dragon laying in the middle of the chamber.
Part of this is due to narrator’s vanity: We know that once we mention the dragon the rest of the description is going to be ignored. We want to make sure nothing we’ve written goes to waste, so we mention the most obvious details last.
Here is a 13 part series where I talk about programming games, programming languages, and programming problems.
Trashing the Heap
What does it mean when a program crashes, and why does it happen?
The story of me. If you're looking for a picture of what it was like growing up in the seventies, then this is for you.
TitleWhat’s Inside Skinner’s Box?
What is a skinner box, how does it interact with neurotransmitters, and what does it have to do with shooting people in the face for rare loot?
Video Compression Gone Wrong
How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?