Monthly Archives: June 2008

Yet another wannabe game designer

I’ve started a new section of this site, called Talking in Circles Games. I’ve already released one game (interactive fiction), and I plan to release more in the future. Honestly, I’m surprised it took me so long to do this. … Continue reading

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Quotes from Bertrand Russell

Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I … Continue reading

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Evolution is both fact and theory

No, that isn’t a contradiction. Evolution is both fact and theory. Stephen Jay Gould wrote a paper called “Evolution as Fact and Theory,” and it sums up the issue quite nicely: In the American vernacular, “theory” often means “imperfect fact”–part … Continue reading

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I got a USB Tablet

Yup, a Genius “MousePen 8×6.” I played with it for an hour or so in Photoshop. My first thought was that I wasted my money — the pen and tablet didn’t change the fact that I’m a crappy artist — … Continue reading

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Dennis Kucinich introduces 35 articles of impeachment against Bush

I caught a bit of this live on C-Span yesterday, and I think it’s about damn time. Of course this isn’t going anywhere, but it’s nice to see my favorite congressmen up there saying what myself and millions of other … Continue reading

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Thoughts on TinyXP

I just installed TinyXP on a system I’m building for a friend, and I was amazed. I chose the “BARE” install without IE/OE/WMP, and it worked like a charm. It booted very quickly, and the ram usage was just above … Continue reading

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Moments in History

For a while, everyone was asking each other “where were you when you heard about 9/11″ “or what were you doing,” etc. While I was alive (11 at the time), I was too young to really appreciate what had happened, … Continue reading

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Clinton is out, Obama is the candidate

Finally. Now we can all focus on winning the actual election. And I think we will. Despite the prolonged primary race, the Democratic party is staying strong. Obama offers something new, whereas McCain has practically turned into Bush. I think … Continue reading

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Witty quotes and insults from Winston Churchill

Not only was Churchill one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, he was one hell of a witty guy. These are a few of my favorite quotes and anecdotes attributed to him: History will be kind to me, … Continue reading

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