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Why Do Severed Goat Heads Keep Turning Up in Brooklyn?
At the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Brooklyn, the heart of Park Slope’s tree-lined prosperity abruptly gives way to grittier windswept…
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Shuffling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shuffling is a procedure used to randomize a deck of playing cards to provide an element of chance in card games. Shuffling is often followed by a cut, to help…
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Bridgette: A Review of the new Showdown edition | Bridgette | BoardGameGeek
Rick Mathews (Rick Mathews) United StatesPortlandOregon Bridgette has a long and illustrious history, being considered a classic in most circles. Since I had…
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yesterday
Bridgette Card Game Rules
Search Site top game searches Overall Tunk (Tonk)Auction EuchreSlapjackKids Games SlapjackGo BoomAuction Bridge2 Player Games Six-Pack BeziquePiquetCribbage Fun…
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[GIALLO WEEK! INTERVIEW] THE MINDS BEHIND THE MALASTRANA FILM SERIES
In 2012, Giallo Fever hit New York City for the first time ever. Alessio Giorgett, Yunsun Chae and Alessio Grana, film programmers and fans of Italian genre…
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2 days ago
Clerks
In doing this series on debut indie features it seemed like I oughta do CLERKS. I remember it being pretty funny. It was never an important movie to me, but it…
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2 days ago
Thanks for ruining everything, Pentalath... | Pentalath | BoardGameGeek
Steven Metzger (metzgerism) United StatesPullmanWashington The 61-hex board used to be great. Beautiful, symmetrical, just the right size for a lot of…
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2 days ago
preparing for Protospiel | playing and designing board games | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Dave Ross (ddgdrs) United StatesAmesIowa Note: this content also appeared on my blog, . I cross-post about half the time.I’m going to be going to…
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3 days ago
Slacker
*first released feature *first 35mm feature
SLACKER is a landmark independent film of the ’90s, and I thought it was Richard Linklater’s first feature until I…
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3 days ago
Do We Accept Game Submissions? | Looney Labs
Short Answer: No.
Long Answer: Looney Labs was founded with the mission of publishing our own inventions, not those of others. See the suggestions listed below…
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3 days ago
Watten - The History
Only very little is known about Watten. It comes from the southern Tyrolean area and is related to two Tyrolean card games called “Bieten” (bidding)” and…
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3 days ago
Rules of Card Games: Watten
Watten is a sociable card game that is widely played in various versions in an area extending across the Alps from Bavaria in Southern Germany through the…
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3 days ago
How Mike Fitzgerald Makes Games
I am Mike Fitzgerald. I am a full time board and card game designer. I have designed 71 games over the last 20 years. I can only really remember about 25 of…
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4 days ago
Panda Strike: Top-Down "Agile"
March 23, 2015Giles Bowkett
The practical meaning of “doing Agile development” has changed over the years. To quote two Agile consultants:
From a…
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5 days ago
The Hidden Origins of Lisp: Giuseppe Peano - LFE Tutorials, News, & Updates
Giuseppe Peano: Creator of the first recursive function definition.
This is one of a series of posts tracing the origins of Lisp through four brief biographical…
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5 days ago
The first Apple Tablet… from 1979 | Edible Apple
Way back before programs like Photoshop roamed the earth, creating pictures on computers was far from a straightforward process. To make things a little bit…
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Can education change Japan's 'depressed' generation?
Every lesson at Japanese schools starts with a simultaneous bow. “Let’s try that again because your posture wasn’t good,” says a teacher to a room full of six…
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Yet Again: 'Flaws in Scrum and Agile'
Giles Bowkett invited me to discuss another article he wrote. For some reason I’m willing to do that.
Here’s the article in question. Please read it, then come…
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6 days ago
An Empathetic Functional Language
I’ve been writing Elixir code for over a year. Never have I been more excited about the prospects of the language and its community. The language is young but…
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6 days ago
Can someone explain Clojure Transducers to me in Simple terms?
I have tried reading up on this but I still don’t understand the value of them or what they replace. And do they make my code shorter, more understandable or…
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7 days ago
Designer Diary and Game Overview: Arboretum, or Losing (and Finding) Yourself Amongst the Trees | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Dan Cassar (maltezefalkon) United StatesWyndmoorPA “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them — that only creates sorrow.…
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8 days ago
The Hiring Post — Quarrelsome
The software developer job interview doesn’t work. Companies should stop relying on them. The savviest teams will outcompete their peers by devising alternative…
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9 days ago
Pub Games - A Common Thread | Progresiv Gaming | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Mat Thomsen (Madcapmartini) United StatesMedwayMassachusetts INTRODUCTION In preparation for this article, I put a flow chart together. I wanted to…
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12 days ago
Daniel Solis: A Trick-Taking Game without Numbers
Here’s a quick outline of a trick-taking game using cards that have no numbers. This takes a bit of mechanical inspiration from Niya, Set, Iota, Little Devils,…
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13 days ago
Literary Sources | Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings
Home » History »
This page contains a list of contemporary literary sources. It does not include works of modern times, even those that shed light upon the…
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14 days ago
All My Blogs Are Dead
“Most of the media outlets I’ve written for have folded and then were flat-out deleted.” A couple of months ago, I pitched a feature on the music industry that…
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14 days ago
Object-Oriented Dispatch is the Dual of Functional Dispatch | LispCast
Summary: Object-oriented dispatch is contrasted with functional dispatch, but they are shown to be two one-dimensional views of the same two-dimensional data.…
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14 days ago
Moving from Node.js to Go at Bowery
Jan 28, 2015
What’s Bowery?
Download
tech
productivity
In looking back on the past year, the biggest difference we made in our tech stack was moving from…
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14 days ago
Abstract Games magazine: game strategy articles, game reviews, news : MAGAZINE
History and Development Realm was created by Phil Orbanes, with input from Sid Sackson. They, and others, had a small game company in the1970’s called Gamut of…
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14 days ago
Graveborn Musings – Why Black Wins in Multiplayer
Well, I’ve had four articles at Star City and this is my fourth article at Muse Vessel, and I haven’t said a word about who I am. Part of this is the honest…
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14 days ago
Review: Watten | Watten | BoardGameGeek
Review: Watten | Watten | BoardGameGeek (bwridge) United States A few years ago, a friend and I flew down to Jeju Island in southern South Korea for a weekend…
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14 days ago
The Making of Avalon Hill's Kingmaker by Andrew McNeil
KINGMAKER, the board game for adults based on the political and military activity of the English Wars of the Roses, comes on the market in the autumn of 1974.…
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16 days ago
Panda Strike: High-performance Web and Mobile Apps and Zero-hassle Dev Ops
Mar 11, 2015Dan Yoder
There’s been a lot of excitement lately about React. React seems to have bumped Angular from the top of the hippest-framework mountain.…
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16 days ago
Aspects Distilled: Why Prismatic’s Interest Graph API will Disrupt Online Monetization — Medium
Today we’re announcing our new Aspects API to classify any type of content from media, to ecommerce, to NSFW.
Together with our Topics Taxonomy, our Aspects…
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17 days ago
AVALON HILL Magazines
Double 1. My last best hope for victory.
Avalon Hill’s gaming magazines, in PDF format. Despite what the various Ebay sellers claim, these are still in…
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18 days ago
Those Are Not Transactions (Cassandra 2.0)
Cassandra 2.0 was released a few days ago, and its headline feature is a compare-and-swap operation. I’m happy to see Cassandra added CAS, which is a very…
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18 days ago
Lightweight transactions in Cassandra 2.0
By Jonathan Ellis - July 23, 2013 |
When discussing the tradeoffs between availability and consistency, we say that a distributed system exhibits strong…
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18 days ago
Lessons in the Fundamentals
09 March 2015 ClojureScript 0.0-3058 is a series of lessons in the fundamentals.
For the very first time ClojureScript ships with REPLs that deliver the…
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18 days ago
Cassandra error handling done right
By Michael Figuiere - October 15, 2014 |
Proper error handling with databases is always a challenge when the safety of your data is involved. Cassandra is no…
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18 days ago
Architecture as Language: A story
1,155,368 Feb unique visitors
A Technical Team Leader should demonstrate capability in three main areas which are often overlooked: Team Support, Technical…
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18 days ago
Is Lisp the only language with REPL?
There are languages other than Lisp (ruby, scala) that say they use REPL (Read, Eval, Print, Loop), but it is unclear whether what is meant by REPL is the same…
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18 days ago
Collection Pipeline
Collection pipelines are a programming pattern where you organize some computation as a sequence of operations which compose by taking a collection as output of…
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18 days ago
Call me maybe: Cassandra
Previously on Jepsen, we learned about Kafka’s proposed replication design.
Cassandra is a Dynamo system; like Riak, it divides a hash ring into a several…
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18 days ago
Fantasy and Science Fiction - Gene Wolfe Section
How To Read Gene Wolfeby Neil Gaiman
LOOK AT Gene: a genial smile (the one they named for him), pixie-twinkle in his eyes, a reassuring mustache. Listen to that…
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18 days ago
John Kessel, author
Ender’s Game, Intention, and Morality by John Kessel There’s always moral instruction whether the writer inserts it deliberately or not. The least effective…
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18 days ago
The Lost Female Genius Behind Monopoly — 7 Days of Genius — Medium
For many years, the story of Monopoly’s origins began with a man during the Great Depression. However, the person who created the progenitor of the game was…
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19 days ago
[erlang-questions] Process scope variable
Richard A. O’Keefe <> Wed Feb 18 01:41:59 CET 2015 On 18/02/2015, at 9:38 am, Imants Cekusins <> wrote: > how about those process scope variables though? :-P >…
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19 days ago
Dear Marissa
Skip to main content Photo CC-BY Fortune Live Media.
We haven’t met, but our firm is asked about you in almost every interview we do about diversity in tech.…
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19 days ago
Regarding Icehouse Patents (and Lawsuits)
I got an email this week from Ron Hale-Evans, who wrote: “I read your IceTowers patent, and to me it looks an awful lot like a patent on Icehouse pieces…
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19 days ago
The Piecepack Remakes — and Allows You to Remake — the World of Games | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Recommend W. Eric Martin (W Eric Martin) United StatesApexNorth Carolina I wrote several articles and short pieces for GAMES Magazine (R.I.P.) in the late 1990s…
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19 days ago
Episode 2: Phoenix and Fairy Tale Gloom | The Download Podcast
Andy and Keith mostly just talk shop this time, with Keith going into detail about his new Phoenix role playing system and the newest themed version of Gloom…
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Game Lists
Card games, board games, and tabletop RPGs that fill a niche/scratch an itch. Emphasis on independently published games.
This page is a work in progress.…
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19 days ago
The Sorcerer's Cave and Its Sequel
by Terence Peter Donnelly
[This article originally appeared in the Autumn 1980 issue of the late lamented Games & Puzzles magazine. I have edited it…
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20 days ago
Allen Varney, writer and game designer
2 About me I’m an American freelance writer and game designer, currently living in my longtime home of Austin, Texas. My published work includes the 2004…
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20 days ago
Allen Varney: Cosmic Encounter Review
A review by Allen Varney
[This loving review of my favorite game appeared in Gamer magazine #1, Jan/Feb 1992 — not the Gamer from Tuff Stuff Publications in…
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20 days ago
Why we need Resilient Software Design - JAXenter
Michael Nygard’s Circuit Breaker Pattern has been adopted by Netflix and been established as a central part of Resilient Software Design. Its acclaimed author…
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20 days ago
Operating system research - 16 years perspective
It’s somewhat funny and somewhat sad to read this thread on the old USENET. Starting out with Andy Tanenbaum’s proposed list of accepted truths (most of which I…
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20 days ago
The Libraries of Famous Men: Ernest Hemingway
March 5, 2015
SHARE Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy…
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23 days ago
Pub Games - A Common Thread | Progresiv Gaming | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Mat Thomsen (Madcapmartini) United StatesMedwayMassachusetts INTRODUCTION In preparation for this article, I put a flow chart together. I wanted to…
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24 days ago
Orc and Pie
News: There are no innocents, only the squeamish and the aroused. Print Author Topic: Orc and Pie (Read 6771 times) Cramulus Orc and Pie « on: June 21, 2010,…
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25 days ago
Function-level programming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computer science, function-level programming refers to one of the two contrasting programming paradigms identified by John Backus in his work on programs as…
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25 days ago
Stack Computers: 7.2 LANGUAGE CHOICE
Stack Computers: the new wave © Copyright 1989, Philip Koopman, All Rights Reserved.
Chapter 7. Software Issues The choice of which programming language to use…
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25 days ago
Joy: Forth's Functional Cousin
The language Joy is a purely functional programming language. Whereas all other functional programming languages are based on the application of functions to…
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25 days ago
Computers Are Brain Amplifiers - Jacques Mattheij
The lever, the transistor, the vacuum tube and the computer all have something in common. They’re amplifiers, they allow a relatively small change or capability…
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26 days ago
Walnut/Secure Distributed Computing/Capability Patterns — ERights.org Wiki
As discussed in the minChat security review, facets are objects that act as intermediaries between powerful objects and users that do not need (and should not…
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26 days ago
The Reactive Engine. Alan Kay 1969 @mprove
Republished >
[Photo: Owen Egan]
[Kay 69] Ph.D. thesis by Alan C. Kay, 1969 at the University of Utah
microfish – University of Hamburg M420
an excerpt
Date:…
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27 days ago
Great Tension | Hyperbole Games
Post by: Grant Rodiek
Tension is one of, if not the, most important ingredients in a great design.
Recently I played a new game for the first time. I was very…
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27 days ago
The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce
America is today in the midst of a great technological revolution. With the advent of the silicon chip, information processing, communications, and the national…
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27 days ago
Acknowledgement: 50 Years of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme
This month marked the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, one of the most important jazz releases of all time. Featuring the…
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27 days ago
Inside the Booster Battle Pack -
ow that it’s on shelves (for $9.99), let’s talk in a little more detail about what’s inside the Booster Battle Packs.
That package contains everything you need…
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27 days ago
18XX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
18XX is the generic term for a series of board games that, with a few exceptions, recreate the building of railroad corporations during the 19th century;…
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27 days ago
Up Front - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Up Front is a World War II card-based wargame. It was designed by Courtney F. Allen and published by Avalon Hill in 1983. Hasbro now owns the franchise, and at…
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27 days ago
Advanced Squad Leader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(ASL) is a tactical-level board wargame, originally marketed by Avalon Hill Games, that simulates actions of approximately company or battalion size in World…
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27 days ago
Reflections Across the Board: Board Game Companies With Game Submission Pages
A blog featuring commentary on board games and board game design. -by Mike Compton
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29 days ago
List Of Publishers | Board Game Designers Forum
This is an introductory list of contact information for publishers and their current status on accepting submissions. Below you will find multiple sections…
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29 days ago
What are the main technical differences between Prolog and miniKanren, with respect to logic programming?
When I want to read up on logic programming I always stumble over two “main” ways to do it nowadays:
What I’m interested in now: What are the principal…
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29 days ago
"Guru's Lair: PostScript library directory"
PostScript from Adobe Systems is an underappreciated yet superbgeneral purpose computing language. In its spare time, PostScript also excels at dirtying up…
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29 days ago
Structure Editors for Wikilon
I have a new design that vastly improves upon my older extensible syntax and embedded literal objects approaches, and brings Wikilon many steps closer to my…
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29 days ago
What Color is Your Function? – journal.stuffwithstuff.com
I don’t know about you, but nothing gets me going in the morning quite like a good old fashioned programming language rant. It stirs the blood to see someone…
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4 weeks ago
Martial Tai Chi™ : Articles : Military Strategy Games
This page is currently under reconstruction - please check back soon….
Some readers might be interested to discover the Tafl group of medieval strategy…
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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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