In the Future Of Mapping
By Dwip January 28, 2007 at 12:59 am Comments Off on In the Future Of Mapping RSS Feed for this post

I’ve more or less finished my first map with Campaign Cartographer, and so feel qualified to comment on it now. So I’ll just be doing that for a time. I realize I’m probably the only one who cares, but for the rest of you, here’s a nice map to look at. 1. Bitmap symbols and fill styles are, for the most part, a huge plus. They look stunning, are easy enough to use, and generally have good-looking varicolor fills and so give you a wide variety of looks possible. Randomized symbols within a category is also highly useful, though there seems to a bug where it sticks on one symbol a lot. On the other hand, load and redraw times […]


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Speechifying
By Dwip January 23, 2007 at 9:43 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

[22:59] Samson: Wow. I actually beat you to the obligatory State of the Union blog post? :P [23:00] Dwip: I didn’t even know it was tonight. [23:00] Dwip: I suppose I’ll need to go find a transcript. Yeah, oops. This is what happens when I stop paying attention to the news, because the news proves itself to be increasing irrelevant every single day. So I guess I’ll blather about it a bit, since Samson did. And I shall do so using Sarah’s favorite Thomas Friedman quote: Some things are true even if George Bush says they are. Going down the list, here, and for those of you following at home, the transcript is here. Whatever else, giving the nod to […]


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Why We Fear Projlist
By Dwip January 21, 2007 at 5:06 pm Comments Off on Why We Fear Projlist RSS Feed for this post

An approximate conversation from last night: Me: *surfing through old late-90s email* Man, I sure did say fuck a lot back in the day. Samson: Don’t you still have a great big pink blinking FUCK on your projlist board? Why, yes, I do. Five high ASCII art FUCK in bright pink with a blink tag. Why did I do that? I have no idea. But I think it’s funny.


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Blast From the Past
By Dwip January 21, 2007 at 4:58 pm Comments Off on Blast From the Past RSS Feed for this post

So in one of those things where you sit up and say “Hey, 11 years about today I started playing MUDs!” Samson and I were up until about 6am last night (or this morning if you prefer), trying to figure out which areas we wrote when. This is not exactly a trivial exercise. Alsherok has, at present, 103 areas by various authors, counting various storage and otherwise backend areas, and not counting the four or five areas that have been scrapped for one reason or another over the years. I am, for better or worse, the author or significant rewriter on 24 of those various zones over the course of about ten years, plus a few of them that have […]


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Return of the Jedi Rabbit
By Dwip January 18, 2007 at 2:00 pm Comments Off on Return of the Jedi Rabbit RSS Feed for this post

Actually this has little to do with Jedi or rabbits, but the title I wanted was too long. Suffer. The management would like to remind all of you to have a well January, which is definitely one of those “do as I say, not as I do” things, because I slept for like 12 hours earlier, and I’m not so sure I won’t do some more of that. Assuming I can breathe. Anyway. So the title I actually wanted was this quote from last night while Sarah and I were watching Last of the Mohicans: “I am Magua. I am angry. And you have Cheerios.” You maybe had to be there. Also the observation by Sarah that Last of the […]


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Season’s End
By Dwip January 12, 2007 at 4:24 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

And so, here we are again, with me off for Connecticut once more at an ungodly hour tomorrow. I’ve had a fun break, if a perpetually exhausting one, to which I have a whole host of people to thank – you know who you are. One last thing, with regards to 2006: ILS 501 Intro to Info Sci/Technology – A ILS 503 Foundations of Librarianship – A- ILS 504 Reference Resources/Services – A So in almost all respects, I’m pretty much dominating the internet right now, as it were. More of this to come in CT in about a week. I’ll see you all on the flip side.


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*slashslashcuthackgack*
By Dwip January 5, 2007 at 1:43 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

So, Samurai Champloo. 17 eps in so far, and it’s good times. Anime with wandering samurai, flying squirrels, and a hip-hop soundtrack that should be giving you Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai flashbacks (and if you haven’t seen that, either, you should). It also teaches you lessons: 1. It’s bad to be a random bakufu flunky. 2. You’re going to need an awesome soundtrack to win at life. 3. You must ph34r plucky and intrepid 15 y/o girls. With great ph34r. If manga and anime teach you nothing else, learn this lesson. (Hi Yuki!) “Oh, I see you’ve converted your palanquin to a lowrider.”


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Ohnoes Iguanadons Flee AAAAA
By Dwip January 2, 2007 at 12:01 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

For those of you who didn’t notice the promotion, it looks like Samson’s page is, well, more different and blog-like than before. Given that we are all part of Samson, this was bound to happen at some point, but we must still fear it with appropriate fear. Please flee in terror in an orderly fashion. Rabbits and squirrels first. Save yourselves.


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