Anyone who’s seen the Matrix trillogy simply must read this. Steven Den Beste has taken the movies and come up with an explanation / backstory that untangles all the B.S. and turns the movies into something that make sense. He offers some explanations on why the machines act the way they do. He doesn’t use any symbology or bong-hit existentialist nonsense. He just looks at the behavior of the machines from a coding perspective and comes up with solid justifications for their behavior within the movie. Check it out.
And just for fun. Here’s this:
Mass Effect Retrospective
A novel-sized analysis of the Mass Effect series that explains where it all went wrong. Spoiler: It was long before the ending.
Juvenile and Proud
Yes, this game is loud, crude, childish, and stupid. But it it knows what it wants to be and nails it. And that's admirable.
Trashing the Heap
What does it mean when a program crashes, and why does it happen?
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.
Philosophy of Moderation
The comments on most sites are a sewer of hate, because we're moderating with the wrong goals in mind.