A Lazy Sequence

Bookmarks for 2009

Circles: Failed results examples

08 December 2009

www.burningwheel.org

Forum thread on the Burning Wheel site about complications caused by failing a Circles roll.

Playing on a wave

28 October 2009

gameplaywright.net

Will Hindmarch has some ideas about playing RPGs on the internet using Google Wave. Via Robin D. Laws

Underscore.js

28 October 2009

documentcloud.github.com

A functional programming toolkit to complement jQuery. via Matt

Truthful boardgames

26 October 2009

mightygodking.com

Mightygodking photoshops a bunch of boardgames

FATE in a nutshell

17 October 2009

www.jadettman.com

A quick reference for the FATE RPG system

Functional programming fundamentals

01 October 2009

channel9.msdn.com

Dr. Erik Meijer from Microsofts C# team starts a lecturer series on Functional Programming with Haskell.

reAnimator: regular expression FSA visualizer

14 July 2009

osteele.com

Oliver Steele's wonderful Regular Expression diagramming and animation flash tool. Shows both an NFA and a DFA for your regexp and shows how it consumes input

A tale of two programmers

30 June 2009

mail.linux.ie

A nice parable related to the Alan Kay invention link yesterday. Finding the correct representation of a problem is key to solving it easily.

Predicting the future

30 June 2009

www.ecotopia.com

"Point of view is worth 80 IQ points." Alan Kay on invention

The web vs. the fallacies

25 June 2009

www.tbray.org

Tim Bray looks at The Fallacies of Distributed Systems in terms of the web.

Intent in conflict resolution

07 June 2009

burningwheel.org

"...Setting a suitable intent means aiming for IMO a rather narrow window. Set the intent too low, and there's no tension. Also, it's very difficult to come up with a compromise because the stakes are already so low. Set it too high, and you run the risk of tripping the players' risk aversion..."

RPG rules and premise

28 May 2009

www.burningwheel.org

Luke Crane (creator of Burning Wheel, Burning Empires and Mouse Guard RPGs) talks about the disconnect between game premise and rules in may RPGs and why he tries to marry the two together

Monads, IO and TypeClasses

21 May 2009

www.reddit.com

Conal Elliott's comment on Reddit about the common confusion between IO and Monads in Haskell.

ZenQueue

11 May 2009

github.com

A light weight network queue implementation written in python.

State monad

28 March 2009

www.haskell.org

This page contains lots of small examples of using Haskell's State Monad.

Fuzz!

23 March 2009

www.metafilter.com

A documentary about fuzz pedals and their makers.

Nonreferential this

13 March 2009

wadler.blogspot.com

Technical writing; removing a 'nonreferential this' to improve clarity

Propnommicon

11 March 2009

propnomicon.blogspot.com

A blog about prop making for 1920s / Cthulhu games. Some really amazing stuff here.

Prolog koan

08 March 2009

www.reddit.com

Funny and insightful koan about the Prolog language.

Cursor chaos

28 February 2009

mochiads.com

An addictive little flashgame, lots of time based little minigames.

Cursor chaos

28 February 2009

mochiads.com

An addictive little flashgame, lots of time based little minigames.

Nathan on ‘No comments?’

27 February 2009

bevear.org

Nathan makes some good observations about the social effects of not having blog comments.

Watchmen movie reviews

26 February 2009

au.rottentomatoes.com

The movie adaption of Alan Moore's classic comic book Watchmen is finally out.

Braid coming to the mac

25 February 2009

www.hotheadgames.com

HotHead Games is working with the creator of Braid to port it to the mac.

Playing with arrows

24 February 2009

www.drmaciver.com

David R. Maclver's mechanical introduction to Haskell's Control.Arrow package. It looks at the functions rather than the abstraction.

Brioche

24 February 2009

problemattic.net

Matt responds to my better blog post, and considers his audience and the purpose of his blog.

Typeclassopedia [PDF]

17 February 2009

www.cis.upenn.edu

A introduction to the various core typeclass provided by haskell that come from esoteric fields such as category theory.

Bugs everywhere

13 February 2009

bugseverywhere.org

Distributed bug tracking software; supports multiple interfaces and backends (via Ian Bicking)

A story games primer

10 February 2009

www.story-games.com

A series of articles introducing various story game style techniques and ideas into RPG sessions, be it tradition or story games.

Lemur Scheme

04 February 2009

crnixon.github.com

Clinton R. Nixon's course page for a scheme interpreter; includes lots of interesting links on scheme and compiler implementation

Java speech API

28 January 2009

java.sun.com

Standard Java API to interact with Text To Speech APIs

Growing coriander

28 January 2009

www.herbexpert.co.uk

Some tips on how to grow the most temperamental but handy of herbs.