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By Brent on 28 February 2010
We’ve all been there: it’s late in the evening, you meant to be working on your current Big Project, and you suddenly realize you’ve spent the past two hours flipping through unrelated Wikipedia pages. Not because you were bored; you just got distracted. This happens to me when I’ve been racing around for most of the evening–cooking, recording videos, checking emails. I haven’t rested, so eventually […]
By Brent on 26 February 2010
I just (literally, just) finished reading Transmetropolitan volume 1. And to understand it, I must explain its context. Unfortunately, I hardly know its context myself; I wasn’t into comics when Transmetropolitan debuted in 1997. I did (and do) have enough hazy awareness of the American comic scene to know that it was absolutely dominated by spandex-clad superheroes. Along came Warren Ellis, telling the story of an insane reporter (Spider Jerusalem; what […]
By Brent on 25 February 2010
I’ve been feeling ill today, so as usual when I’m feeling ill, I spent most of the day on YouTube, watching Craig Ferguson and QI. QI is a BBC TV program(me) hosted by Stephen Fry. It’s nominally a quiz show, but in the spirit of Whose Line Is It Anyway (and undoubtedly dozens of other […]
By Brent on 23 February 2010
Enough of my own, hand-grown code full of nasty surprises. Time for something easy and powerful. I’ve completely redesigned my website, as you’ve no doubt noticed. Each section is its own creation. If I want a blog, I have a blog, not some weird hand-crafted thing.
By Brent on 20 February 2010
What do you do when your psychological tank’s empty? I’m facing that today. I had an exhausting week at work, classes started Wednesday, and I DMed for 4 hours last night. It’s now Saturday morning, and I’m trying not to crash. You recharge. You do those things that truly satisfy, that excite you. Of course, […]
By Brent on 6 February 2010
This is what happens when I play around on the computer for an hour:
By Brent on 3 February 2010
About a week ago, I received an email asking me my opinion on the Kindle versus the Sony eReader for a particular situation. I offered some advice, and was asked to post the conversation on my blog here, for the world’s benefit. So, here you go: My girlfriend wants to buy me a Kindle. I’m […]