A Lazy Sequence


Why I like pip —->

James Bennett (Djangos release manager) on why he likes pip over easy_install and setuptools

15 December 2008

Horror & hope —->

Ryan Macklin talks about the horror genre and the relationship hope and fear have for creating a horror situation. [Edited since yesterday to point to the tag for the series, not just the first post]

29 October 2008

Building NPCs —->

Some great notes from Evil Hat's Rob Donoghue on creating interesting NPCs

28 October 2008

Emergent behaviours in Burning Empires  —->

"Emergent Behaviours is the home of the compiled wisdom of the Burning Empires community. It's for those little nuggets of advice that the Burning Wheel HQ couldn't squeeze into the book and the discoveries about the game that could only be made after it had been released into the wild."

23 October 2008

One Bad Egg —->

The guys from Evil Hat, and Blue Devil Games have launched their new project 'One Bad Egg' to do D&D 4e stuff.

1 October 2008

Critical shift —->

Rob Donoghue's notes on using a 2d10 dice system for d20 games to shift from a uniform distribution to a rough curve. Specifically looking at how to make criticals work

8 September 2008

Unseen Masters by Bruce Ballon —->

A Call of Cthulhu scenario by Dr Bruce Ballon. The first piece of horror fiction or RPG book to ever receive an award from the World Health Organization. The scenarios all center around mental health and addiction. Via Paul of Cthulhu

3 September 2008

Google on Google Chrome - comic book —->

Everyone is linking to this. A comic (by Scott McCloud) about google's browser project. Despite being called 'chrome' its most about technology. Via every second person on twitter.

1 September 2008

Fantastic Contraption —->

A flash based physics puzzle game. Starts of ok, but gets fiendish. The aim is to build a contraption from simple cpmponents to get a block from the starting area to the goal area. Via a million people.

27 August 2008

Trail of Cthulhu resources —->

Pelgrane Press's resource page for Trail of Cthulhu. Includes adventure conversions, character sheets, templates with fonts ('Covington') and other bits and pieces

25 August 2008

Mutant City Blues —->

Robin D Laws' game of police procedural investigations with superpowered mutants. Based on his GUMSHOE system.

21 August 2008

Christchurch Modern —->

It would be remiss of me to not link to Mr Kelleher's exploration of modern architecture in Christchurch

20 August 2008

Real World Haskell —->

A book, available for free online, about programming Haskell with a real world rather than theoretical or mathsy focus.

13 July 2008

Twisted interface to Erlang OTP in Launchpad —->

Twotp is an implementation of the Erlang node protocol written in Python using the Twisted networking engine. It makes possible to run an Erlang node in Python, like the Jinterface library of Erlang allows to do in Java. You can then call methods on an Erlang node or receive method calls.

17 April 2008

Alligator Eggs! A game —->

Well, its sort of a game. Its also a representation of lambda calculus. To describe this as anything other than madness or awesome does it a sever disservice. (via Steven)

15 April 2008

The thing about Git —->

Ryan Tomayko talks about how GIT solves some VCS problems, with side notes about other systems such as SVN and BZR

8 April 2008

templatemaker —->

Given a list of text files in a similar format, templatemaker creates a template that can extract data from files in that same format.

1 April 2008

HaskellDB introduction —->

Introduces the HaskellDB API which provides a monadic DSL for relational database interaction backed onto two different general haskell DB APIs (HDBC or HSQL) – apparently unmaintained

28 March 2008

Fate RPG  —->

Evil Hat's FATE RPG, including the Spirit of the Century SRD (free pdfs)

27 March 2008

Bridges and beyond —->

Tim Burks at C4. Discusses software development, industrialization, Objective-C as a component tool, ruby as a glue language for Cocoa, and introduces his language Nu

25 March 2008

Evil Hat interview —->

The Independent Insurgency interviews Rob Donoghue and Fred Hicks from Evil Hate games about FATE, Spirit of the Century and whole heap of other stuff

25 March 2008