Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Original Sims

Alter Ego was a video game released by Activision in 1986. The brainchild of psychologist Dr. John Favero it allowed players to play out an entire lifetime as if it were a Choose Your Own Adventure novel by playing out events based on hundreds of interviews conducted with people about their lives. Now you can play a very faithful reproduction online.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Doomed to repeat its mistakes

Never one to pass off the excuse to post without writing anything substantial, I give you the history meme:

history|awk '{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf "%5d\t%s\n ",a[i],i}}'|sort -rn|head

105 p4
51 cd
39 ls
30 perl
30 lastfmfpclient.exe
29 for
28 grep
10 export
9 wget
9 python

Skins in its present form had its final episode last night. True to form it was a rather stylised presentation of an A-level results day with some smashing music and a hard hitting performance from Larissa Wilson. Next year's series will feature a while new cast of rowdy teenagers with Sid and Cassie popping in occasionally. I'm not sure how it'll work as, for me, it was the characters that made the show, but I'm prepared to give it a chance.

Now playing: Malvina Reynolds - Little Boxes

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Home, home on the range

My Mini City allows you to create a little hamlet which will grow as people visit it. Please click through and make my empire grow.

Update: Now we have an unemployment problem. Please open a factory by clicking here.

Update 2: The transport network is creaking. Please donate some roads.

Happy 2008 to you all.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Final Fantasy the History

This history of one of the most well known RPG franchises is a fascinating look at the development Final Fantasy through the years. If only I could complete FFVII.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Movies don't depict reality: News at eleven.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The computer of the 80s