Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bully Pulpit

Sometimes teenagers commit suicide. It’s not always possible to figure out why, but we know that quite often when kids kill themselves it’s because they’re gay or transgendered and are unable to see how to get through another day while … Continue reading

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Abstract vs. Concrete

Yesterday I was reading up on the Javascript programming language. Then after supper I resubscribed to Netflix and watched the first four episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, back to back. Both activities were fun, but the contrast was noticeable. … Continue reading

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Undum & Vorple, Part III

What will interactive storytelling look like in the 21st century? Oops, we’re already 12 years into the 21st century. And yet the main authoring systems for interactive fiction still produce stories that rely on a computer user interface that was … Continue reading

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Undum & Vorple, Part II

No matter how attractive a technology may look, if it doesn’t do what you need it to do, it’s a doorstop. After looking at Undum for a couple of days, I’ve concluded that it’s a doorstop. [Edit: Probably not true.] … Continue reading

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Undum & Vorple

Technologies — there are so many! How do you pick and choose what you’ll use? Last week I finished writing an interactive fiction game called “The White Bull.” This game has been entered in the 2012 Spring Thing competition, which … Continue reading

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Big Sky

Today I’m toying with the idea that paranoid delusions are the only rational response to the world we live in. Attempting to understand what’s going on around us in a sensible, scientifically responsible manner is just too discouraging. I mean, … Continue reading

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