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The 30 Harshest Philosopher-on-Philosopher Insults in History
We’ve amused ourselves for a while now at Flavorwire with our ongoing survey of internecine mud-slinging in various areas of the arts: musicians, actors,…
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Tim Ewald - Cognicast Episode 060
We talk with Cognitect Tim Ewald about Transit, a new data interchange format.
As you may have noticed, the Cognicast has finally made its way to its new home…
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16 hours ago
The sword fight scene in The Princess Bride - Everything2.com
My favorite movie sword fight scene is between Westley (Carey Elwes) and Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) in the classic tale, The Princess Bride. The scene is…
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16 hours ago
August | 2012 | theartoftheduelevolved
PART 5.4:
TACTICAL GUIDE When one has gained sufficient technique and skill to engage in systematic sparring sessions, a most interesting challenge to one’s…
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16 hours ago
Disallow shadowing? | Lambda the Ultimate
I came across an early post on the topic of disallowing shadowing (message quoted below):
In lambda calculus you can always rebind an already-bound name, but in…
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Protocol Design and Implementation with Martin Thompson
969,233 Jun unique visitors
San Francisco 2014Nov 3 - Nov 7
Architects and developers routinely miss opportunities to introduce stability into their systems by…
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17 hours ago
How low (power) can you go? - Charlie's Diary
(This is an abridged version of the talk I gave at TNG’s Big Tech Day in Munich, June 2012.)
On the subject of ubiquitous computing devices and urban…
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3 days ago
» Cube Design – Grid Drafting and More
Today, we’re going to tackle one of the most important aspects of Cube ownership: getting the most out of your cube when you only have two or four players…
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3 days ago
Journey into Nyx Pauper Cube Update by Adam Styborski
If you missed the previous Pauper Cube updates last year, here are the last six:
Of course, if you like to hang around on Twitter, you also had a chance to see…
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3 days ago
7 Reviewer Tactics That Could Kill You
Reviewing Board Game Reviewers
I’m not specifically blaming board game reviewers. Everyone is guilty of, every now and then, playing a genuinely Bad or mediocre…
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4 days ago
Pythagorean tiling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A or two squares tessellation is a tessellation of an Euclidean plane by squares of two different sizes, in which each square touches four squares of the other…
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4 days ago
Lens Tutorial - Introduction (part 1) - Jakub Arnold Blog
This article is the first in the upcoming series that aims to explain the Haskell’s lens library and the ideas behind it in an approachable way. Don’t worry if…
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4 days ago
Blog :: Introducing Irmin: Git-like distributed, branchable storage
By Thomas Gazagnaire
This is the first post in a series which will describe Irmin, the new Git-like storage layer for Mirage OS 2.0. This post gives a…
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4 days ago
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Review of the Movie of The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
When there’s no more room in Hell, the apes will ride the horses. This new PLANET OF THE APES series…
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4 days ago
Speed
Do you guys know about SPEED? It’s like GRAND PIANO with a bus! An L.A. public bus that requires the very precise driving of not going below 50 mph or it will…
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4 days ago
Superman: The Movie
SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE (not to be confused with Superman: The Imitation Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread) is an important movie. It was the first big comic book…
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4 days ago
Embedded Literal Objects
When a PL is designed for a text editor, it is natural that text is the richest embedded literal. The text editor provides the visualization and update HCI. And…
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4 days ago
Shapeshifter Wars - IcehouseOrg
You need four Rainbow or Xeno stashes and a 5x5 board. The rules are written for Rainbow stashes.
Give one player four red trees and one black tree. Give the…
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5 days ago
Groundbreaking Operating System Is Named an IEEE Milestone - IEEE - The Institute
The greatest technological innovations often happen in the most modest of places. In his backyard toolshed in Pacific Grove, Calif., computer programmer Gary…
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5 days ago
Daisetsuzan National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(大雪山国立公園, Daisetsuzan Kokuritsu Kōen?), or Taisetsuzan is located in the mountainous center of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaidō. At 2,267.64 square…
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6 days ago
Killing the Messenger at Mozilla
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In October 2008, Brendan Eich — at the time, the CTO of the Mozilla Corporation — contributed $1000 to the campaign in favor of…
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6 days ago
A decent little game, with an interesting mechanic. | Zatch Bell! | BoardGameGeek
Douglas Bushong (douglasbushong) United StatesLa PorteIndiana Zatch Bell is a game that is based on the hit television series of the same name. Every 1000…
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7 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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7 days ago
What’s The Best Starting Point When Designing a New Game?
NOTE: This post exists only because Fred Hicks (Twitter), in a response to a response to a response about my Why Are Custom Dice So Common In Games Today? post,…
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7 days ago
Homejinks - IcehouseOrg
Homejinks From IcehouseOrg Homejinks Sehrgut Tiny space combat inspired by Homeworlds Min. Players: 2 Max. Players: 3 Icehouse stashes: “” is no number.…
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8 days ago
Camissimo: An Overlooked Card Game | Camissimo | BoardGameGeek
Grant Fikes (mathgrant) United StatesAbileneTexas Let me first admit up front that I am far more a logic puzzle geek than a board game geek.For several years, I…
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10 days ago
International Draughts
International Draughts has been the most important draughts variant for two and a half centuries. Its body of theory has grown far beyond a mere ‘impressive’.…
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10 days ago
Unashogi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unashogi is a variant of shogi (Japanese chess), invented in late 1994 by Edward Jackman and based on Unachess by Jeff Miller. Rules Same as standard shogi…
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10 days ago
What's in a Name? | Pungo, Virginia Beach
Click a thumbnail to view the full-size image. Buy Pilot photos here.
Farmer Bruce Henley owner of Flip Flop Farmer in Pungo shows off some of the ripened…
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11 days ago
The History of Civilization
[Gamasutra is proud to be partnering with the IGDA’s Preservation SIG to present detailed official histories of each of the first ten games voted into the…
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11 days ago
Cairo Corridor: A little bit of theory | Cairo Corridor | BoardGameGeek
Carlos Luna (CarlosLuna) SpainRubíCatalunya Cairo Corridor is a perfect information abstract game for 2 players by Markus Hagenauer that has been published by…
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11 days ago
Victoria Googasian's Interview Questions
12/15/5 1. How did you first become interested in games?
I’ve been into games ever since I was a kid. I think Sorry! was the first game I got into, and from…
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12 days ago
Catchup
Catchup was a finalist for the Thousand-Year Game Design Challenge
Catchup is a simple, drawless abstract game with a devilish dynamic. The goal is to end up…
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12 days ago
Abstract Games magazine: game strategy articles, game reviews, news : MAGAZINE 16
This issue marks the end of our fourth year of publication. We apologize for the delay in distribution. There is no danger to the continued printing of the…
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12 days ago
Abstract Games magazine: game strategy articles, game reviews, news : MAGAZINE
Figure 1 illustrates a game of Gonnect won by Black. An unbroken chain of adjacent black stones spans the board from A7 on the left side to N3 on the right…
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12 days ago
You Can't Sit on the Sidelines and Become a Philosopher
You could ignore it, because that’s how it is. You still get paid regardless of what you’re forced to use.
You could go on a quest for perfection and try all…
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13 days ago
Catchup on iOS, a plea and a "stretch goal"
It’s a time for celebration. For dancing. For tulip dust and marigold breath. For healing. For fist-pump freeze-frames. For laying down great burdens. For…
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14 days ago
Design Constraints for a Commercial Version of Catchup
If you happen to follow the activities of yours truly, an obscure game designer in the hidden recess of the game world where abstract games lurk with suspicious…
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14 days ago
Probabilty problem | BoardGameGeek | BoardGameGeek
bruno faidutti (faidutti) FrancePARIS Can someone help me with this problem - I’m sure I could have solved it when I left high school, but that’s long ago…I…
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14 days ago
Card Games: Chinese Ten
In Chinese this game is known as Jiăn Hóng Diăn (pick up red spots) (揀紅點 or in simplified characters 拣红点). It is very similar to the Thai game Red Frog Black…
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19 days ago
The Museum of Abstract Strategy Games
This site introduces wide varieties of abstract strategy games from all over the world.
Abstract strategy games are games with perfect information, no chance,…
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26 days ago
Sick of Ruby, dynamic typing, side effects, and basically object-orientied programming - Abe Voelker
I’m officially fully jaded with Ruby. Amongst other things, sick of side effects and mutable state that force me to write so many unit tests
This has been a…
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26 days ago
New to you June 2014 => Best new boardgame | BoardGameGeek
New to you June 2014 => Best new boardgame Andy (Grimwold) United KingdomStockportCheshire Recommend What new board and card games did you play in June 2014?…
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27 days ago
Rummyesque Games: Stealthy and Obvious Rummy Variations | BoardGameGeek
Rummyesque Games: Stealthy and Obvious Rummy Variations Cate (Cate108) United StatesMilwaukeeWisconsin No good deed goes unpunished. Ring the bells that still…
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4 weeks ago
Rummy Games | BoardGameGeek
Rummy Games Shannon Appelcline (shannona) United StatesBerkeleyCalifornia Recommend This is a listing of the more innovative and interesting Rummy games here at…
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4 weeks ago
» BGWS 070: Breaking Up the Monopoly Board Games with Scott
November 21, 2010 at 7:39 am · Filed under All Posts
Scott talks about games that might be good next steps after Monopoly. (17:56)
In this episode of Board…
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4 weeks ago
The Probability and Math of Machi Koro | Machi Koro | BoardGameGeek
Machi Koro on Amazon.com $29.99 Curtis Rollo (curtisrollo) Hey Guys,I was just wondering if there are any math/ probability people out there who can help me…
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4 weeks ago
Budai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Budai or Pu-Tai (Chinese: 布袋; pinyin: Bùdài), or Hotei in Japanese,Bố Đại in Vietnamese, is a Chinese folkloric deity. His name means “Cloth Sack,” and comes…
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4 weeks ago
Poka
OCT MAR Apr 23 2010 2013 2014 5…
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Finding fun in obscurity | A Gnome's Ponderings | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Lowell Kempf (Gnomekin) United StatesChicagoIllinois As I have mentioned at least once or twice on this blog, I like abstracts. I’m not necessarily…
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5 weeks ago
Pilare | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
Information Browse 8 Images » wrong image? Sponsored by: JINXdotCOM J!NX :: Board Games & Clothing for Gamers & Geeks AMAZING prices, fast & low priced…
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5 weeks ago
I may not be that impressed with Yahtzee but I do like its descendents | A Gnome's Ponderings | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Lowell Kempf (Gnomekin) United StatesChicagoIllinois In addition to being a big fan of abstract strategy games, I’m also a big fan of dice games. On…
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5 weeks ago
Michael Feathers - Microservices and the Failure of Encapsulation
One of the things that we don’t appreciate enough in software development is the way that ideas echo across the industry. I remember seeing Rich Hickey and Stu…
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5 weeks ago
core.async Code Style | LispCast
Eric Normand is a software engineer who lives in New Orleans.
Free and weekly
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Summary: If your functions return core.async channels instead of…
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5 weeks ago
Grant-Lee Phillips - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(born Bryan G. Phillips, September 1, 1963) is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his versatile voice, intense lyrical narratives and…
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5 weeks ago
Halunken & Spelunken | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
Average Rating: 5.61/10 255 Ratings 97 Comments Board Game Rank: 6891 …
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5 weeks ago
Om Sweet Om: functional front-end engineering with ClojureScript and React | Hacker News
Your post explained it in general terms. I will probably apply the same in plain JS now. It sounds like an interesting challenge to implement the Cursors idea…
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5 weeks ago
Structs and ImmutableStructs
Sometimes we want to share objects by reference for performance and space reasons, but we don’t want them to be mutable. One motivation is when we want many…
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5 weeks ago
Reviewing lesser-known gems . . . Ordo | Ordo | BoardGameGeek
Avri Klemer (nycavri) United StatesBrooklynNew York This is my fifth in a series of reviews for games that have less than 3.I will specifically focus on how the…
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5 weeks ago
A Comprehensive Introduction to Commander | MTG Deck Builder.Net - Build, test and share Magic: The Gathering Decks
Zoharu over 2 years ago A rules rundown of the popular casual format! The new Commander decks have been out for 2 weeks now and thanks to them, the hype of the…
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5 weeks ago
An Introduction to Pauper & Peasant Cubes
An Introduction to Pauper & Peasant Cubes By: Doctor Anime, Tomer Abramovici Sep 30 2013 1:07pm In addition to my love of Commander and drafting, I’ve also…
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5 weeks ago
Om sweet Om: (high-)functional frontend engineering with ClojureScript and React
At Prismatic, we’re firm believers that great products come from a marriage of thoughtful design with rigorous engineering. Effective design requires making…
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5 weeks ago
Thoughts on small projects
The following is adapted from a talk I gave at UpUpDownDown on February 9, 2014. It’s a bunch of thoughts I had around building small projects: how I came to…
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5 weeks ago
An Elegant Negamax With Alpha-Beta Pruning in Clojure
29 May 2013
I’ve been reading up on Negamax with Alpha-Beta Pruning and I need to write the following pseudocode in Clojure.
At first I was struggling because I…
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5 weeks ago
"Machi Koro" is Japanese for "Cafe and Restaurant owners are jerks" | Machi Koro | BoardGameGeek
Machi Koro on Amazon.com $29.99 Josh (squash) CanadaCambridgeOntario “And they die an equal death - the idler and the man of mighty deeds.” -Homer, Iliad…
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5 weeks ago
Yeller - Tuning Clojure - Experiences from a 45x performance improvement
This is a blog about the development of Yeller, the exception tracker that helps you kick ass at debugging.
Read more about Yeller here
Recently, I added an…
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6 weeks ago
a pattern language of game design?
Designer pal Carl Klutzke linked to an intriguing project the other day: a wiki of Gameplay Design Patterns curated by the Swedish ICT Interactive Institute.…
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6 weeks ago
Zarsiz Tavla (No Chance Backgammon)
Zarsiz Tavla (No Chance Backgammon) Invented by Naim Çagman, 2002 No Chance Backgammon (“Zarsiz Tavla” in Turkish) was invented by Naim Çagman in 2002. There is…
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6 weeks ago
Jacob Davenport » Zarcana to Gnostica
One Thursday evening at Wunderland, sometime in April of 2000, John Cooper came to Kory Heath, Kristin Matherly, and me and suggested changing some of the rules…
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6 weeks ago
Christian Freeling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(born 1 February 1947, Enschede, the Netherlands) is a Dutch game designer and inventor of abstract strategy games, notably Grand Chess, Havannah, Hexdame and…
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6 weeks ago
Ikkozendo - IcehouseOrg
“Ikko” - one, a fragment, single
“Zendo” - the way of Zen, a mind-expanding game
“Ikkozendo” - a whole game of Zendo in one pocket!
Ikkozendo is a variant of…
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6 weeks ago
Zen agora
Play starts with the master setting out two example koans, one of each type, labeled accordingly; then the master picks a student to move first.
The student…
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6 weeks ago
[Icehouse] 2 player Zendo
Kory Heath kory at koryheath.com Sat Jan 12 12:00:49 EST 2008 Dale Newfield wrote: » Student picks a number, X. »» The master picks a rule that they think will…
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6 weeks ago
Checkers Words Of Wisdom by Edgar Allan Poe
Checkers Games CHECKERS CHEST Custom Search Contact Weekly Letter SaturdayJune 14 Current Checkers Tournaments in the USA. Some checkers words of wisdom are…
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6 weeks ago
History
Draughts’ evolution and its history are intricately linked, but not the same. We are interested in its evolution, so we’ll concentrate on the of the rulechanges…
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6 weeks ago
Ebb and Flow Combat System » david artman designs
Originally posted at The Forge
David Artman
xenopulse
Hit Location Matrix If you want to be random, roll a D20 and a D12 and find the cross-section. That’s…
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6 weeks ago
Andy Looney and Icehouse | Gamers With Jobs
But to suss the true geek, you need to look not for his choices in mice, but his choices in completely irrelevant kipple clogging the corners of the desk. In my…
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6 weeks ago
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