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Why we run an open source program - Walmart Labs // TODO: Talk openly, develop openly
Over the coming weeks, we are publishing a series of blog posts from TODO Group members, explaining why each company has decided to run programs to publish,…
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14 hours ago
The Path to Parallel JavaScript
Between the coming release of ES6 and unrelenting competition for JIT performance, these are exciting times for JavaScript. But an area where JS still lags is…
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16 hours ago
Using Pattern Languages for Object-Oriented Programs
Technical Report No. CR-87-43 September 17, 1987
Submitted to the OOPSLA-87 workshop on the Specification and Design for Object-Oriented Programming. We propose…
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16 hours ago
The girl who gets gifts from birds
Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it’s rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds…
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20 hours ago
How Reiner Knizia makes games (part 2)
Below is part 2 of the fantastic conversation we had. Check out part 1 if you haven’t already.
Now, more from Reiner Knizia on playtesting, work habits, and…
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20 hours ago
How Alf Seegert makes games
I’m Alf Seegert, designer of board games including Fantastiqa, The Road to Canterbury, Trollhalla, and Bridge Troll. My newest design is the card game Musée,…
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20 hours ago
How Bruno Faidutti makes games
I’m Bruno Faidutti, I’m French (though I don’t care much about it), 53. I design games because my two passions are playing games and reading books, because I…
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20 hours ago
Giles Bowkett: Why Scrum Should Basically Just Die In A Fire
Conversations with Panda Strike CEO Dan Yoder inspired this blog post. Scrum , the Agile methodology allegedly favored by Google and Spotify , is a mess.…
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yesterday
The Interactive Encyclopedia System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
, or TIES, was a hypertext system developed at the University of Maryland, College Park by Ben Shneiderman in 1983. The earliest versions of TIES ran in DOS…
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yesterday
Graph Paper in Postscript - Elena ``of Valhalla'' Homepage
Sometimes I need a few sheets of paper with an uncommon pattern, such as 2 mm squares or an isometric grid. Usually I could spend maybe an hour looking for a…
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2 days ago
Silicon Valley Thinks It Can Learn From Skater Culture. It's a Terrible Idea | WIRED
Skating in 1980. courtesy Kathy Sierra
Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way, the WIRED headline began. Sure, I’ll go with that. It continued, Can Skateboarding…
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3 days ago
Lemonodor: SK8 Lives
Skate is a an attempt to create an updated, open source version of SK8, which is Apple’s old multimedia rapid development GUI builder. Mikel Evins, who actually…
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3 days ago
Which Women in Tech? — Medium
— Latina tech leader
This is a critical moment for the tech industry. As the conversation about tech’s lack of diversity reaches mainstream consciousness, we…
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3 days ago
PicoLisp Wiki: javacode
Why bother with Clojure? I’m permanently surprised about the attention JVM-based languages receive in the programming communities. In my experience, these…
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3 days ago
If I wanted to build a Lisp Machine... • /r/lisp
~14 users here now
A subreddit for the Lisp family of programming languages.
Other Lisp related subreddits:
Common Lisp Language…
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3 days ago
The Future of the LispM · f $ [T, T] → T
This is also addressed to @lojikil towards whom I have threatened to write this post on multiple occasions. It is expected to piss off loper-os. Above all, it…
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3 days ago
Designer Spotlight: Carl Chudyk
February 20, 2015 by asutbone
There’s kind of a lull in the gaming world right now…do you feel it? I was looking at a lot of the games that are coming out, and…
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6 days ago
More white women does not equal tech diversity
Nicole Sanchez, CEO and founder of Vaya Consulting(Photo: Nicole Sanchez)
OAKLAND, Calif. — This is a critical moment for the tech industry. As the conversation…
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7 days ago
How I learned to program in 10 years - Wishful Coding
Inspired by a blog post from Julia Evans with an identical title, here is how I learned to program.
Unlike Julia, I learned most of my programming from my own…
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7 days ago
Lauren Weinstein's Blog: No, I Don't Trust You! -- One of the Most Alarming Internet Proposals I've Ever Seen
If you care about Internet security, especially what we call “end-to-end” security free from easy snooping by ISPs, carriers, or other intermediaries, heads up!…
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7 days ago
Mah Jong Museum © copyright, all rights reserved
     Whether its called Ma Jong, Mah Jong, Mah Jongg, Ma Diao, Ma Cheuk, Mah Cheuck, Baak Ling, or Pung Chow the history of this game is as intriguing as the…
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8 days ago
Mahjong Dragon - History of Mahjong
History of Mahjong is a much debated topic among the game enthusiasts. Some people claim that the game’s history dates back 2,500 years when others oppose this…
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8 days ago
Mahjong History
The site for anything mahjongrelated including games, rules,history and sets.Bookmark Us (Ctrl + D)
There are few games whose history is shrouded in quite as…
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8 days ago
5 Questions with Board Game Designer Jim Deacove
Welcome to another edition of PuzzleNation Blog’s interview feature, 5 Questions!
We’re reaching out to puzzle constructors, video game writers and designers,…
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9 days ago
A Valley toymaker - Young at Heart
Deep in the Ottawa Valley, in the Perth area, to be exact, there is a truly Canadian company, with a passion for supplying hand-created games with a twist, that…
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9 days ago
CULTURE & CONQUEST
CULTURE & CONQUEST Simulation of ancient civilizations. This dice game does not require a map or counters. Solo or any number can play. VICTORY CONDITIONS The…
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9 days ago
The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
is Robert Coover’s second novel, published in 1968. J. Henry Waugh is an accountant, albeit an unhappy one. However, each night after he comes home from work,…
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9 days ago
A female computer science major at Stanford: "Floored" by the sexism
Lea Coligado, a Stanford junior, writes about how she tried to lower her voice and stopped wearing dresses to be taken seriously.
The treatment of women in STEM…
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9 days ago
Tampopo
Remember when I wrote about the Japanese remake of UNFORGIVEN and THE LAST SAMURAI and I was talking about how great Ken Watanabe is and how I wanted to see him…
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9 days ago
The C64 Re-Born ... Almost ...
In 1989, Commodore began an endeavor which was way overdue. The creation of a near Amiga-quality computer that is 8-bit in spirit, compatible with the popular…
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10 days ago
Cqrs-server
An opinionated CQRS/ES implementation using Onyx, Datomic, DynamoDB, Kafka and Zookeeper.
Best to start with the core problem at hand:
The current relational…
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10 days ago
Game theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
is the study of strategic decision making. Specifically, it is “the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational…
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12 days ago
Goofspiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Goofspiel, also known as The Game of Pure Strategy or GOPS, is a card game for two or more players. It was invented by Merrill Flood while at Princeton…
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12 days ago
Daniel Solis: Announcement: Smart Play Games Seeks New Card Games for POD Publishing
People of Earth! Smart Play Games now seeks small card games to license for print-on-demand publication. This is a weird idea, so check out the FAQ below! on…
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13 days ago
Wild at Heart
Sailor Ripley is the character who was born for Nicolas Cage to play. He’s the ultimate bad boy who you wouldn’t bring home to your parents, an old timey…
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13 days ago
Designer Diary: Top Speed – Racing on the Shoulders of Giants | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Néstor Romeral Andrés (n_r_a) Spain Back in 2003, Spanish driver Fernando Alonso began doing good things in Formula 1, making Pole positions and…
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14 days ago
A blog engine written and proven in Coq
January 16, 2015
I present ChickBlog (sources on GitHub), a blog engine written and proven in Coq.
This is a demo blog engine where an user can login (no…
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14 days ago
Palindromes! Old and newly discovered stuff.
— John
PS - Palindrome comes from the Greek words “palin” (again or back) and “dramein” (to run). So if you read that backwards, it translates loosely into “to…
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15 days ago
Books5
Complete listing of BOOKS BY DAVID PARLETT sitemap “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!” (Shelley, Ozymandias) The Oxford History of Board Games…
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15 days ago
2-player Starter Review | Dragon Dice | BoardGameGeek
Steve Cates (ironcates) United StatesVisaliaCalifornia Game Name: Dragon Dice 2-player StarterNote:For this review I want to address the SFR 2-player starters…
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15 days ago
Home of the Underdogs
“There are 4 races fighting for control of the earth, two good (Coral elves and Dwarves) and two bad (Goblins and Lava elves). Each of the good ones are “made”…
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15 days ago
Attack Dice with Dragon Dice | Dragon Dice | BoardGameGeek
Winston Crutchfield (mindspike) United StatesIndiana The games “When Zombies Attack” and “Dungeon Attack” from Attack Dice both use the same rules and a very…
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15 days ago
The Surprising Benefits of Role-Playing Games (and How to Get Started)
When you hear about role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, you probably picture a dimly-lit basement filled with people in silly robes rolling dice, but…
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17 days ago
The Strategic Frontier of ‘Eurogames’
A new form of board game blossomed in the 1990s, combining simple rules and strategic complexity. These “Eurogames” (which are most popular in Germany) put a…
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17 days ago
Breakthru: a Game Inspired by Hnefatafl | Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings
Breakthru, by 3M.
Saturday, 7th February 2015
One can think of certain board games in terms of generations, each one descended from a number of ancestors, and…
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19 days ago
New game (perhaps): Dreikaiserbund | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeek
Richard Moxham (mocko) United Kingdom This one isn’t available anywhere, and very possibly (since at time of writing no effort has been made to playtest it even…
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20 days ago
Beating the first round of the solo-game deterministically | Agricola | BoardGameGeek
Rolf (nessi) United KingdomUnspecified First, if you want to figure out yourself how to beat the Solo game, then do not read this. But then, why are you looking…
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20 days ago
Why are Most Dice Games Light?
Do dice games need to be light? Often they are lighter versions of card and board games, but why is that? Yes, there are exceptions, including Roll for the…
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21 days ago
Bram Cohen's Journal - April 16th, 2005
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Play is on a 5x5 board, with both players pushing in opposite directions. Each player has 5 pieces, numbered 1 through 5, which all…
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21 days ago
A Zen Guide to Paper and Pen Games
Assume resource for traditional and adapted P&P games.
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22 days ago
Activators: pieces that allow other pieces to move/capture. | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeek
Joe Joyce (joejoyce) United StatesYonkersNew York Most abstracts seem to allow either unrestricted movement, or use previous piece placement to restrict free…
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23 days ago
How Can Abstract Games Find Commercial Success?
I’ve fallen asleep thinking about abstract games every night for more than a decade, and I’ve designed several hundred such games, the rules for which fill out…
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23 days ago
Scware
MindSports You are here: HomeThe ArenAScware Who’s Online We have 17 guests and no members online Scware is a square connection game based on the Symple move…
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23 days ago
Sicherman dice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
/ˈsɪkərmən/ are the only pair of 6-sided dice that are not normal dice, bear only positive integers, and have the same probability distribution for the sum as…
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24 days ago
Getting data from Org Mode tables - sacha chua :: living an awesome life
Org Mode is an amazingly powerful package for Emacs. I’ve been learning a lot about how to use its support for plain-text tables and spreadsheet…
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24 days ago
Chris's Wiki :: blog/unix/GccEarlyEnthusiasm
Rob Landley recently wrote a widely linked piece on the BSD/System V split (via). There are any number of parts of his piece that I disagree with, but today I…
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24 days ago
Ming Mang: Cyningstan
Home » Learn » By Continent » Games of Asia » Ming Mang
Ming Mang is a Tibetan game of strategy. Players start with their pieces arrayed around the edge of the…
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24 days ago
Stack Computers: 4.5 ARCHITECTURE OF THE HARRIS RTX 2000
Stack Computers: the new wave © Copyright 1989, Philip Koopman, All Rights Reserved.
Chapter 4. Architecture of 16-bit Systems The Harris Semiconductor RTX 2000…
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24 days ago
Stanislaw Lem- Philip K. Dick: A Visionary Among the Charlatans
Translated from the Polish by Robert Abernathy
No one in his right mind seeks the psychological truth about crime in detective stories. Whoever seeks such truth…
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24 days ago
The Forge :: System Does Matter
by Ron Edwards <sorcerer@sorcerer-rpg.com> Copyright Adept Press
I have heard a certain notion about role-playing games repeated for almost 20 years. Here it…
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24 days ago
polymatheia - Understanding Clojure's Transients
We’ve seen in the previous blogposts how Clojure’s persistent vectors work (if you’re interested, you can start at part 1). In part 3, we discovered how the…
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24 days ago
Play Chess Online - Free Chess Games at Chess.com
Chess.com is a fabulous place to play. It’s extremely user-friendly and allows players of all chess abilities to enjoy the great game of chess!
Jose -…
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24 days ago
Wood Craft Products - Wooden Shaker Pegs, Balls, Wood Toy Wheels
Woodworks is Your Wholesale Craft Wood Parts Source!
Our quality wood craft parts and wood turnings are available for immediate delivery. We offer hundreds of…
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25 days ago
Piecepack Wiki: Home Page
Photo courtesy Brett & Board
Welcome to the piecepack wiki! The piecepack is to board games what a standard deck of cards is to card games. This is a place…
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25 days ago
2015.2.Brainstorm session | A Game (idea) a Day | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Behrooz Shahriari (Bezman) United KingdomLondon rambling introThis is going to be a ‘special edition’.Normally, I’m aiming for the game ideas I post…
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25 days ago
Old and New | Thoughts from the EGG head | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Chief EGG Head (lorna) United States Had a fun weekend of games because I got to try a variety of older and newer released games.First the old games.…
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27 days ago
mrb: Learning Math: A Blank Is A Blank With A Blank
Recently, I found myself in the curious position of trying to learn something again. Funny how that keeps happening. I’m trying to understand something called a…
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27 days ago
M's: The decline of the web
For fun, I’ve applied Spengler’s cyclical civilization model to web technology. I don’t know what to make of it, but there could be some nuggets in the…
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27 days ago
Arimaa Forum - Essay by Christian Freeling on inventing games
Hey, fogus, you have 0 messages. Jan 30th, 2015, 3:40pm Arimaa Forum « Essay by Christian Freeling on inventing games » « Previous topic | Next topic » Pages: 1…
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27 days ago
The Guru Of Games
The Guru Of Games
by Minda Zetlin
Originally published in GAMES Magazine, Feb/Mar 1987
Some musicians can look at a musical score and hear the melody in their…
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27 days ago
Maze Generation In Thirteen Bytes
Posted by Trixter on December 17, 2012 Update 12/7/2012 @ 13:46: Peter Ferrie smashed my record by a single byte, so the record is now held by him at 12 bytes.…
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27 days ago
Byg (P)review of Symplex | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeek
Benedikt Rosenau (Zickzack) GermanyGöttingen Symple is a game recently invented by Christian Freeling. Related games are Dieter SpielStein’s Volo and Nicholas…
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28 days ago
Havannah at Sensei's Library
Havannah is a connection game invented by Christian Freeling in 1979. It is related to the game Hex, but the winning condition is different and the board is a…
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28 days ago
An Occult and Alchemical Library
28 Wednesday Jan 2015
Posted by Mitch Fraas in Posts
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When acquiring early manuscripts these days libraries mostly get them one at a time. A 15th…
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29 days ago
What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women
On a spring afternoon last year at an outdoor café in San Francisco, two denizens of the tech community sketched out their strategy for a startup. Like most…
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29 days ago
Computer chess created in 487 bytes, breaks 32-year-old record | Games | Geek.com
It doesn’t matter how far you go back in the relatively short history of video games, storage space and memory limits have always been an issue. Today’s games…
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29 days ago
The 100:10:1 method - the heart of my game design process
This is the second post of a series on practical game-design techniques. Here’s the first. In my years designing games, my methods have evolved from…
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29 days ago
Ban the ban: essential game design advice (with examples)
If you’ve read the rules to more than 3 board games, you’ve probably read a rule phrased like so: “You may not [take some action]“.
Why do such rules exist? The…
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29 days ago
*Tactics
Here is another example of a pairing strategy that should be part of your repertoire, the standard connection from the third line to the edge. The pairs are…
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29 days ago
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