In February, 2001, I was blogging about
- Computer nostalgia and text adventure games.“Walking into a room rendered in the Q3 engine can be lovely and impressive, but when you’ve only 16K to tell a story, you have to rely on the gamer’s imagination to provide the details. Just the words ‘you are on a beach’ can summon vistas no game can provide.” — James Lileks
Napster. File-sharing was destroying the economic model of the recording industry. Here’s a screenshot of what the Yahoo News “Technology Full Coverage” section looked like on February 23, 2001.
- The Typing of the Dead: A review of a horror game that also teaches keyboarding:
- Are Users Stupid? (Jakob Nielsen doing his usual evangelization of simple websites that put the user’s needs first)
- Blurbs (my instructional handout on meaningful previews of what’s on the other end of a link; the opposite of “clickbait”)
Broken Link #StarTrek #DS9 Rewatch (Season 4, Episode 26) Odo gets drippy, must visit Chan...
Body Parts #StarTrek #DS9 Rewatch (Season 4, Episode 25) Quark announces he's dying; Kira ...
Finished the female officers for my neovictorian steampunk personal project. #blender3d, #...
Chess with my son. As usual, it didn't go well for me.
MLA in-text citations: avoid these common errors
The daughter (giving the piggyback ride in pic 2) doing a thing that starts tomorrow.