Monthly Archives: August 2010

What’s That You’re Smoking?

Today I spent most of the day porting my barely-started text game over from Inform 7 to Inform 6. And you know what? Using I6 is fun. Every time I take a break from interactive fiction, I starting thinking Inform … Continue reading

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At Sixes and Sevens

A few days ago I started working on a text game using Inform 7. Trying to get comfy with the language and all the lumber arrayed around it. Today I’m asking myself, would I perhaps rather write the game in … Continue reading

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Roses Among the Thorns

Lest I be accused of merely grousing and grumbling, I should mention that there are things I like a lot about Inform 7. The IDE is quite nice, for instance … and cross-platform, which is important. Each time you compile … Continue reading

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Tiny Inform Gotchas

Today I learned two things about Inform 7. (I wish I hadn’t had to learn either of them.) First, if you want to move a backdrop, the syntax is different than for other things. If the sky is a backdrop … Continue reading

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I Scare Myself

A few weeks ago I had lost all interest in interactive fiction. Figured I was past all that. Had moved on. Stupid, frustrating field of endeavor that nobody cares about. Feh. Shows you how little I know about myself. Today I’m … Continue reading

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No Reason for Concern

We all want to control how others perceive us. That’s very natural — it’s why we comb our hair in the morning, for starters. But when money is involved, and corporate decision-making, the process gets a little more interesting. I’ve … Continue reading

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Slashback

…and the award for the weirdest tech glitch of the week goes to … Firefox! Tonight I uploaded a new version of my music page. Not the one here in the blog, gotta fix that one up a little; I … Continue reading

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Flerkwoe

This is about workflow. When you’re first learning a piece of software, maybe nothing is easy. Some tasks will seem awkward because you haven’t yet learned about the hidden tools. But after you spend the time to learn a program pretty well, you … Continue reading

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Mood Swings

I could never do an album of ambient or new age music. Often I start a new piece with a quiet, reflective, dreamy intro … and then about two minutes later the drums and bass come piling in. I like … Continue reading

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Flash (Hot/Not)

I’d like to embed full versions of about 25 pieces of music on my web page. I’d also like the mp3 files to be playable but not downloadable, as I might be able to make a few extra bucks selling … Continue reading

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