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Awesome

Alt-tabbing between writing a personal message (Hi Figment! How are your zombie muppets?), reading a work email (…availability of space transport and time travel relies on…) and working on a tutorial (…to best handle killer monkeys…). Awesome.

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Local or Express

Uptown, downtown. Local, express. Connections are available to the 1, 2, 3, and 9. I love the subway. It feels so cyberpunk to watch clips, play games (Alchemy!) or listen to podcasts on my phone on the subway car. And … Continue reading

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Skipping The Tutorial

A recent post on Brenda Brathwaite’s blog discusses “the frequently forced, painful and cramped narrative-on-rails that is the in-game tutorial” (Full text here). These are usually an awkward blend in media res urgency with a constant jarring reminder of what … Continue reading

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Winning Error Message

Got this awesome error from Digg this morning: Just don’t try to ford the river, guys. That never goes well.

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Talented

The other day, I had my students make menus and play restaurant. I’d put them in groups and let the kids choose whether to be waitstaff or customers, polite or rude. Usually this class is le tired, so I was … Continue reading

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Ten Years

Bethie and I¬†met up with a bunch of my college friends at Eric’s new condo, for lots of shrieking and hugging and laughing. Oh, and wine. It took about six seconds for me to feel at home again. A lot … Continue reading

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More Than A Feeling

I’m visiting my awesome sister in Boston now. We had a salon last night where she played me some songs she’s working on and I read her my latest story. In a lot of ways, New England is home to … Continue reading

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E3 Run-ins

At the airport — on the LAX side — I met Mike of¬†GameDrinkCode. We hadn’t met before, although I’m a big fan of GameDrinkCode (I’m more of a GameDrinkWrite girl myself), and I’d been disappointed to miss his highspeed-development talk … Continue reading

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But After Midnight, I Was Stuck With This Pumpkin

I saw this on PostSecret a few weeks back, and it perfectly captures how I feel about traveling. Maybe I’m not completely enamored with the cattle call of boarding, or the choice between eating airport McD’s or airport Burger King, … Continue reading

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Stranded Without A Phone

This morning, I reviewed Stranded Without A Phone over at DIYgamer. I’m particularly proud of this review, it’s great when I can articulate exactly which parts made a game annoying and which made it awesome. (Spoiler alert: Most of it’s … Continue reading

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