- Ruby Programming Language Enables Concise Network Programming — Interesting, simple explanation of TCP/IP and API design in Ruby
Tagged as: http programming tcpip tutorial webservices
- UK5 Organics – Organic Food Home Delivery to London — Ooh – they deliver near me. And in the mornings, too. Exciting stuff.
Tagged as: delivery food organic
25 January 2006
So Coudal have this thing called Verse by Voice, where you leave short poetry on their answerphone. Now, it’s a while since I read poetry aloud, but I remember being alright at it, and I remembered a particularly apposite poem. So I phoned them up.
The upshot is, there’s a recording of me reading Timer by Tony Harrison on the CP website for a while.
- How do I take notes on big books? | Ask MetaFilter —
Tagged as: methodology notation notetaking research work
- Lost Garden – genre addiction — Daniel Cook on genre addiction, and the expectationgs that come with it
Tagged as: design games
- IGN: Reggie Talks Nintendo’s Future — Full transcript of Reggie Fils-Aime’s speech at TGS 2005. Great statistics.
Tagged as: controllers demographic games nintendo statistics
- Lost Garden: Idly gathered game industry statistics of doom — Useful statistics, and the Nolan Bushell link is great.
Tagged as: demographics games play statistics
- Terra Nova: The Horde is Evil — The connotations of morality that are attached to your MMORPG avatar
Tagged as: alignment culture gaming morality
- D.I.Y. Design It Yourself — Supports the book of the same name. Looks fun.
Tagged as: design
- Php Object Generator (v1.5 rev3) – Open Source Object Relational Mapping PHP Code Generator — Quite nice. Generates data objects for PHP. It’s not quite ActiveRecord, and the syntax of PHP ( namely "array(array("foo"=>"bar"))" ) gets in the way a bit, but it’s not bad.
Tagged as: database orm php webdevelopment
19 January 2006
The way the guitar part in The Rakes’ Binary Love sounds like a scratchy 56k modem.
Dancing monkeys in Timesplitters 3
New razorblades on thick facial fuzz.
It’s al been a bit crazy recently; busy at work, fear setting in regarding Etech (which I’m sure will be fine), pressures of sorting out travel to latter, plans for after March. del.icio.us keeps this place busy, and turns the lights out at night.
- who’s online? — Displaying who’s online in your rails app through the sessions database.
Tagged as: howto ruby rubyonrails sessions
- Mistaeks I Hav Made: Scrapheap Challenge at OOPSLA 2005 — Hurrah for reusable components. Good challenges, and good excuses to play with what’s out there. Whole-of-web as CPAN.
Tagged as: design development programming xp
- Change It Up! – Boxes and Arrows —
Tagged as: design ui ux webdesign
Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land
16 January 2006
“Seven years. That’s how long it’s been since Tony Hawk Pro Skater first rolled onto the PlayStation. Like it or not, Hawk is now a part of the gaming canon, committed to rolling out yearly updates. Indeed, Activision has exclusive rights to the Hawk brand until 2015 – we’re not even halfway through the series’ life.”
A new game review up over at Pixelsurgeon, this time of Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land on the Nintendo DS. Very impressed with this – an amazingly good online implementation, which, in terms of how it links up with the internet almost puts Mario Kart to shame; lovely cel-shaded visuals; none of the nonsense that the Underground games brought in. As the review says, it’s essentially Pro Skater 5.