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Game Balance Concepts | A continued experiment in game design and teaching
Ian Schreiber's ten week course notes. Lots to get stuck into here.
game  design  blog  course  balance  systems 
march 2013 by infovore
"Calepin reads Markdown-formatted, plain-text files stored in your Dropbox and converts them into blog posts for you." Which is pretty clever.
blogging  markdown  blog  tools  toolchain 
december 2011 by infovore A Few good men
"The recent generation of young turks is doubtless having fun with data scrawling but at some point it will pass people by unless there is a purpose or utility to it. They've got the engagement sorted. These things are mostly usable. What they are not is useful.

That is where people like Few come in. They work in analytics - using data for decision making. They are ideal real-life mentors, solving real life problems. They can point the way to thinking of these apps as tools for whatever outcomes." Max is right - it's a great blog. Good spot.
data  visualisation  informatics  information  stephenfew  blog 
april 2011 by infovore
dataists » Blog Archive » A Taxonomy of Data Science
"Both within the academy and within tech startups, we’ve been hearing some similar questions lately: Where can I find a good data scientist? What do I need to learn to become a data scientist? Or more succinctly: What is data science?" Great starting point; looking forward to more from the blog.
data  machinelearning  datascience  blog 
september 2010 by infovore
MarsEdit 3 - Desktop blog editing for the Mac.
MarsEdit 3 is out; the headline feature is the WYSIWYG mode, but for me, the headline features are syntax-highlighting, support for Wordpress Pages, and integration with Lightroom's library. Sadly, it's 10.6 only, and my knackered MBP is 10.5... but it's an upgrade I'll be making asap.
blog  editor  software  osx  mac  blogging  marsedit 
may 2010 by infovore
About this Blog | Free PeepCode Blog
Lovely, lovely article explaining just how the PeepCode Blog works. The blog itself features unique layouts for every post. There's no CMS, no database, but what's going on under the hood is at least as clever - and the flexibility makes the beautiful and clear pages much easier to build.
blog  code  design  ruby  sinatra  markup  sass 
february 2010 by infovore
Joe Moran's blog
Joe Moran (of Reading the Everday) has a blog. I did not know this. Subscribed!
joemoran  blog 
september 2009 by infovore
Forgotten Bookmarks
"I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people everyday. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books." Bookmarks, dedications, receipts, adverts. Lovely.
books  bookmarks  reading  collection  blog  ephemera 
july 2009 by infovore
In which photographers, or, more likely, their assistants, upload lighting test shots. Some are striking; some are practical; some are made of awesome. Fun!
photography  blog  imageblog  lighting 
july 2009 by infovore
Pulse Laser: Shownar
"Shownar tracks millions of blogs and Twitter plus other microblogging services, and finds people talking about BBC telly and radio. Then it datamines to see where the conversations are and what shows are surprisingly popular. You can explore the shows at Shownar itself. It’s an experimental prototype we’ve designed and built for the BBC over the last few months. We’ll learn a lot having it in the public eye, and I hope to see it as a key part of discovery and conversation scattered across BBC Online one day." Matt talks about Shownar on Pulse Laser.
schulzeandwebb  blog  shownar  tv  radio  discovery 
june 2009 by infovore
BBC - Adam Curtis
"This is a website expressing my personal views – through a selection of opinionated observations and arguments. I’ll be including stories I like, ideas I find fascinating, work in progress and a selection of material from the BBC archives." Adam Curtis has a blog.
adamcurtis  bbc  blog 
june 2009 by infovore
Narrative Flood - Because Story Matters
"Being a light-hearted look at the world of story and writing in games." Written by Richard Cobbett, it's quite a lot of fun. And he's played Realms of the Haunting, too. Awesome.
games  narrative  story  blog 
june 2009 by infovore
E309: the 7 things you need to know about Microsoft's press conference - Offworld
If you want a wrap-up of the Microsoft keynote, you could do no better than Brandon's wrap-up for Offworld - spot on, nicely detailed, and covering all the facts with great illustration. Whilst their titles - L4D2, Forza 3, etc - are obviously real assets, it's their commitment to the 360 as a platform in the living room that was impressive.
e3  entertainment  blog  offworld  microsoft  games  technology  media  writing 
june 2009 by infovore
Mike Darga's Game Design Blog
Mike Darga's blog is a smart, insightful, data-driven look at game design, especially for MMOs. It's very good, and goes straight into my subscriptions.
games  blog  writing  design  play 
may 2009 by infovore
Ocean Quigley
Ocean Quigley has a blog, and whilst all the stuff on Spore and Sim City 4 is super-nice, what I really like are his paintings and sketches, which are just lovely.
oceanquigley  blog  art  games  spore  simcity  illustration  painting 
april 2009 by infovore
"An image a day and an MP3 to go with it, for no obvious reason." And no RSS, so you'll just have to turn up every day. Lovely concept.
blog  music  photography  film  mp3  still 
march 2009 by infovore
"Scans of sandwiches for education and delight." Yes.
blog  food  photography  awesome  sandwiches  scans 
march 2009 by infovore
Instapaper (analogue edition) (
"I copy-and-pasted the text of my unread articles from Instapaper into a PDF, uploaded it to, and ordered a single book. Naturally I thought about scripting all of this but Instapaper doesn’t provide an API to retrieve articles, and I didn’t really want to bother with authentication headers and screen scraping and all of that hackery. I just wanted the book." Emmett makes an analogue version of Instapaper for himself.
blog  printing  content  lulu  papernet  instapaper  pod 
march 2009 by infovore
This is why you're fat.
"where dreams become heart attacks" - photographs of revolting, calorie-drenched food "experiments".
blog  food  health  calories  cholesterol  disgusting 
march 2009 by infovore
but does it float
A page full of prettiness, and it fills itself up as you go. Art, graphic design, sci-fi book covers; it's all here.
blog  design  art  illustration  shiny 
february 2009 by infovore
Oh Crap. My Parents Joined Facebook.
"So, you finally caved. You've accepted a friend request from your Mom, Dad, crazy Aunt Ida, and your college roommate’s newly divorced mother. Well here's your chance to get back at them for taking away your public privacy."
blog  facebook  humour  socialmedia  privacy  family  parents 
february 2009 by infovore
1854 - the blog of the British Journal of Photography
Named for the year the BJP was founded; nicely written, and not just a fast-moving press release stream.
blog  uk  photography  bjp 
february 2009 by infovore
git ready » daily tips for the noob to the guru
Daily git tips. So far, they've all been rather handy, and given they're nice and short makes recommending this as a subscription easy.
programming  tips  blog  git  versioncontrol  scm 
january 2009 by infovore
Eric Kaltman's blog | How They Got Game
Eric Kaltman is blogging the Cabrinety Collection, and he's doing a great job so far.
games  blog  history  archive  collection  historiography  cabrinety 
december 2008 by infovore
Offworld goes to hell - Offworld
Preserved at least in the screengrab of this post: today is the 15th anniversary of the release of Doom, and Offworld have reskinned accordingly. Fun.
doom  offworld  blog  design 
december 2008 by infovore
Boing Boing: Offworld
"Suddenly, instead of Pong, Nolan Bushnell unleashes a stark, monochrome rescue challenge on the world. AVOID MISSING PRINCESS FOR HIGH SCORE burns itself into the brains of a generation. A couple of sequels expand the world of this strange new hero and, keen to bring its popularity to bear on the 2600, Atari execs strong-arm Warren Robinett into populating Adventure with mushroom monsters and making the green dragon friendly." Delightful alterna-history from Margaret in her Offworld column.
offworld  games  blog  writing  alternatehistory  atari  nintendo 
november 2008 by infovore
An ABC of R2 | Help |
"A series looking at different aspects of's rebuild and redesign project, which ran from October 2005 to September 2008." Looks like there's going to be some good stuff emerging from this; great to see the Guardian making it so public.
architecture  software  development  design  guardian  publishing  online  blog 
november 2008 by infovore
War Unlimited: A blog by Reuben Oluwagembi
The blog of Reuben Oluwagembi, the fictional journalist you meet in Far Cry 2.
blog  AR  games  farcry2  fiction  narrative 
november 2008 by infovore
Boing Boing: Offworld
"Hi everybody, I'm Brandon, and this is Offworld." Oh! This could be good.
brandonnn  boingboing  games  blog 
november 2008 by infovore
Glider Gun
Future Platforms get a company blog, and give it a brilliant name to boot.
futureplatforms  blog  conway  gameoflife  namesofthings 
october 2008 by infovore
IDEO Labs » Hello World!
"Normally, one of the first things that admin will do when they set up their blog is to go and remove the Hello world! post. But for this blog, we’ve decided to keep it. The feeling a coder has when they see “Hello world!” for the first time on the tool or system they’re creating is a great feeling. You’ve just given birth to something. It’s still young, fragile, and only a hint of what it someday will be. But it’s alive. Something you’ve made with your own two hands is starting to breath. It has begun."
creation  helloworld  design  making  ideo  labs  prototype  blog 
october 2008 by infovore
Storyboard - Wired Blogs
"An almost-real-time, behind-the-scenes look at the assigning, writing, editing, and designing of a Wired feature."
writing  wired  journalism  documentary  blog  process 
september 2008 by infovore
Pieces of Hackney - Snippets of life from the London borough
A blog from Tom, Flora, and no doubt shortly et al, about life in Hackney.
london  borough  local  blog  hackney  tomtaylor 
august 2008 by infovore
the-morning-after - Google Code
"The Morning After is a magazine-style theme for WordPress created by Arun Kale. The theme was created based on a brief survey on the WordPress forums about what people would want to see in a unique magazine-style theme." Looks great.
wordpress  design  theme  publishing  cms  blog  template 
august 2008 by infovore
Music Thing: Today is 808 day
Lovely little linkpost from Music Thing about the drum machine with the big boom.
808  drummachine  links  blog  music  roland 
august 2008 by infovore
Big Contrarian
"Big Contrarian is a weblog by Jack Shedd, a designer and a developer in the process of moving to Chicago, IL." Beautiful, and full of great - and varied - content.
via:gruber  via:tomtaylor  blog  weblog  design  subscribed 
july 2008 by infovore
The Lego Secret Vault: Lego Secret Vault Contains All Sets In History
"...visiting [Lego's] secret vault guarding almost every Lego set ever manufactured—touched me in a way I didn't expect. This wasn't amazement or simple awe... these were tickets to ride a time portal to emotions and simpler days long forgotten."
awesome  article  play  toys  lego  blog  archive  historiography 
june 2008 by infovore
Interview with Alan Taylor, Creator of Boston Globe's The Big Picture -
Some good stuff and choice quotes about the background to the Big Picture, a truly wonderful blog of the stories hidden inside wire photojournalism.
bigpicture  photography  photojournalism  bostonglobe  programming  journalism  web  blog 
june 2008 by infovore
American Express Black | Centurion Benefits | AMEX Black Card
An unofficial fanblog. About a creditcard. What's the world coming to? (Although: some interesting insights into the experience design of a service).
amex  americanexpress  black  blog  experiencedesign 
may 2008 by infovore
Random Etc. - Data Visualisation Blogs You Might Not Know About
Tom Carden links up a few more visualisation blogs he's following that you might not have heard of.
dataviz  data  visualisation  datavisualisation  blog  informatics  information 
april 2008 by infovore
Textism: Alright.
"For now, I’m back doing the stuff I love: coding some web projects, and designing text again after far too long." Dean Allen is back, and it's lovely to have him. Wishing you the best, Dean.
deanallen  textism  blog 
april 2008 by infovore
flickrSLiDR - Embed Flickr Slideshows within Your Site
"flickrSLiDR allows you to easily embed the classic flickr slideshows on your website or blog". It just repurposes Flickr's own slideshow feature, but it does it very nicely.
flickr  blog  widget  slideshow 
march 2008 by infovore
Webby :: Home
"Webby is a fantastic little website management system. It would be called a content management system if it were a bigger kid. But, it’s just a runt with a special knack for transforming text." A nice idea for simpler, single-user sites.
cms  publishing  ruby  blog  web  site  gem  static  flat 
february 2008 by infovore
The New Productivity | A Better Course
"I don’t think I’ve read an article in the last year that speaks about email as much other than an irritant." This one, however, makes some very interesting claims.
productivity  office  work  mundanity  email  blog 
january 2008 by infovore
WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier
Quite remarkable, if only for its density and level of detail.
history  blog  ww1  military  blogging 
january 2008 by infovore
Third time’s a charm « Davidville
Tumblr gets a massive overhaul, becomes Davidville's only product (and a company, too), and re-ignites my interest. Simple tools, made well. Strangely, it excites me in a way Pownce failed to (despite being a good, solid product).
tumblr  blog  software  application  web  webapp 
november 2007 by infovore
Rails on the Run
"Ruby, Rails & Other Experimentations by Matt Aimonetti" Interesting looking rails-focused blog.
rubyonrails  ruby  rails  software  development  programming  blog 
october 2007 by infovore
attacks of opportunity
"a blog for game designers". Some great content on here.
games  blog  indie  design  theory  roleplaying 
october 2007 by infovore
101 Things Every Cook Should Cook
Lots of simple, well-written recipes for a wide range of staple dishes. Definitely one for me to come back to - need to broaden the household recipe list, methinks...
food  blog  recipes  cookery  cooking 
october 2007 by infovore
Language Switcher WordPress Plugin, from Poplar ProductivityWare
"The Language Switcher WordPress plugin allows you to create a bilingual or multi-lingual blog, using WordPress." Feels a little fudgy to me, but it definitely works.
bilingual  blog  wordpress  plugin  multilingual  language 
october 2007 by infovore
Jim Barraud
I like the look of this blog - content big, small, whatever, familiar aesthetic, and some lovely design touches. Giving me ideas for future overhauls (after the impending one)...
blog  design 
september 2007 by infovore
We Can Fix That with Data
"metrics, data management, and usability for online games" - awesome blog discovery of the day. Just looks fab. Insta-subscribe!
blog  games  play  metrics  data  mmorpg  usability 
september 2007 by infovore
Little People - a tiny street art project
"Little handpainted people, left in London to fend for themselves"
art  blog  streetart  urban  photography  tiny 
september 2007 by infovore
Strobist: Blog, Newspaper, Family. Pick any Two.
David's going kind-of full-time on Strobist. Which is great news - it's a fabulous resource.
strobist  lighting  photography  blog 
june 2007 by infovore
MT4 Beta: Download Movable Type Beta
MT4 is now in beta. Proper beta. "New look": looks very good; functionality seems up-to-scratch; to be open-sourced later in the year. Wow.
movabletype  blog  cms  sixapart  weblog  mt  opensource 
june 2007 by infovore
Tør Nørretranders' weblog. He was fabulous at Reboot this year.
blog  culture  society 
june 2007 by infovore
Beautfiul, invigorating design for a website/blog.
blog  design  layout  ingenious 
april 2007 by infovore
Math for the Masses « add support for LaTeX into their posts - translates code into inline images with appropriate alt text. Impressive, for the mathematically/scientifically minded at least.
wordpress  maths  blog  latex  publishing  typography 
march 2007 by infovore
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: Joel Johnson Spank Us All for Supporting Crap - Gizmodo
Stop buying broken products and then shrugging your shoulders when it doesn't do what it is supposed to. Stop buying products that serve any other master than you. Use older stuff that works. Make it yourself.
gadgets  technology  cretins  blog  humor  true  marketing 
february 2007 by infovore
SimpleLog. A simple (and free!) Ruby on Rails weblog application.
Simplelog hits 2.0 - nice going, Garrett. It's looking really polished, but resolutely maintaining its attitude of doing the bare minimum for a blog. In this day and age of spam and similar, that still means quite a bit - but it's a good philosophy.
rails  ruby  rubyonrails  cms  blog  simple  software  free 
february 2007 by infovore
Inside Aperture
O'Reilly launch an Aperture-specific site. Some great writers, and some good content already. Looking forward to more...
oreilly  blog  aperture  photography 
november 2006 by infovore
White House Photo of the Day |
Time's White House photographers have a photoblog. Some lovelly, off-the-cuff pictures in it.
whitehouse  photography  photo  blog  photoblog 
october 2006 by infovore
Adhesive - Red Alt
Make Wordpress posts sticky. Useful for pretending it's a CMS
wordpress  cms  plugin  blog 
august 2006 by infovore
India, Ink.
A blog about typesetting and bookmaking. Delightfully written.
design  layout  books  publishings  blog 
july 2006 by infovore
"Conservatism with attitude", apparently. Still, I like the layout.
blog  design  layout  type 
may 2006 by infovore
MySQL Performance Blog
Ooh, crunch - nitty, gritty, technical (and often above-my-head) blog devoted to MySQL performance. But lots of good data in here nontheless. Mmn.
mysql  database  blog 
may 2006 by infovore
under odysseus
A weblog being kept during the Odyssey. Funny.
blog  homer  funny  literature 
march 2006 by infovore
Avant Game
Jane McGonigal's weblog - Jane guided us through a few games of Werewolf on Tuesday night at Etech. Much fun was had, and many innocent villagers slaughtered...
blog  games  gaming  play 
march 2006 by infovore
RMB is a swift and useful dashboard widget for making blogposts via the MetaWeblogAPI. Works well, from what I can see.
blog  dashboard  mac  osx  widget 
august 2005 by infovore
Photon [ daikini software ]
Useful-looking plugin to post from iPhoto to blogs via XMLRPC.
xmlrpc  blog  photo  photoblog  osx  tool 
april 2005 by infovore
Coin-Operated Blog
Diverse, interesting, worth careful reading
blog  earmarked  games 
september 2004 by infovore

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