June 2005


good weblog writing 2005-6-9 (212 words)

Mark Bernstein recently had a nice post about Great Weblog Writers. That made me think about my expectations about my own writing here and elsewhere. What do I want from my own writing? What kind of quality do I strive for?...

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freesound 2005-6-2 (161 words)

The following was shamelessly stolen from www.machinelake.com. But I'm linking, so I think Gavin won't mind :)

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the inherent problem of Interactive Fiction 2005-6-11 (417 words)

Mark has a nice post about IF and hypertext-fiction: Interactive Fiction and Hypertext Fiction where he discusses (and ponts to discussions about) the inherent limitation of interactive fiction (IF), This sentence sums it up well: "[I]f you make Hamlet a game, it has to be rigged."

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July 2005 2005-7-1 (0 words)

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more discussion about hotlinking images 2005-6-3 (86 words)

A discussion evolves on Susan's site about the 'ethics' of hotlinking vs. copying images. There's a valid argument for hotlinking in there actually. Copying an image to the own server is maybe even more 'theft' than hotlinking (and stealing bandwidth that way). Thinking about it I guess the real point is this: show respect and give credit!...

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my eyes seem to be getting better 2005-6-27 (324 words)

That title reads like a post from someone recovering from a temprary ailment... ...

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Image and bandwidth stealing 2005-6-2 (368 words)

Susan found an image stealing troll in her log files and promptly turned the image in question into a nice and direct "don't f*** with me" message the thieving troll will now proudly display if he doesn't change his URLs.

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abundance 2005-6-11 (178 words)

Curt writes about his definition of success, and claims 'abundance' - having enough (money) - as one of his measures. He then goes on to define what 'enough' is, and shows nicely tht it's nothing to do with the actual amount of money whatsoever:

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