Taiwan Trip Thoughts

This week (24 thru 28) I’ve been to Kaohsiung in Taiwan for some Rest and Recuperating. Some thoughts off the top of my head about the trip: It was really good to unplug. I did no gaming, youtubing or redditing, and minimal twittering during these days. My brain feels rebooted and resetted. I also had […]

Blindsight

I have recently read the blood Blindsight, a “hard scifi” about modified humans meeting aliens species for the first time. I don’t remember exactly, but I think Jon recommended it to me. He’s just cool like that. The book was fun, if a bit hard to get into at first. I wrote a review thingie […]

Maker Faire

Last week I went to the Maker Faire at Odaiba, Tokyo From what I could see, In most of the stands people were presenting their hand-crafted electronics. Half of the presenters were showing some sort of robot (My favorite was the guy with the “hand extender” – a phone would film your hand, and the […]

Ludum Dare 39

A few weeks ago, I did a pretty neat game on Ludum Dare! The game is called “Shy Gladiator”, and can be played here. The theme this time was “Running out of Energy”. As usual, I tried to find a unique interpretation for the theme. Most of the other entrants used the idea that the […]

The one hour workday

I want to share this text, The 1-hour workday, which a friend posted on Facebook recently (see, it can be good for something!). In the text an academic discuss his trick to keep productive (in the sense of writing papers) in the middle of all other university tasks, such as classes, meetings, reviews, activities. His […]

Tokyo Game Show 2016

I went to Tokyo Game Show 2016 today. It was a near thing — I was feeling a bit down in the dumps in the morning, but I had a promise to keep, to meet Alex Rose who was showing Rude Bear in the Indie Corner. When I got there, I first walked through the […]

Zen Pencils

I got linked the other day to Zen Pencils, a page where the artist creates short comics to illustrate motivational quotes from famous people, such as Feynman, Picasso, Muhammad Ali and Carl Sagan. The hit/miss ratio is very high, and definitely worth a read. Not only the art is good, the quote selection is interesting, […]