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Designer Diary: Thunderstone - Boardgame News
Nice, detailed writeup of the process of designing Thunderstone (a dungeon-crawling, deck-building game a bit like Dominion).
games  cardgames  deckbuilding  design  diary 
august 2010 by infovore
LRB · Roy Mayall: Diary
"There is a tension between the Royal Mail as a profit-making business and the Royal Mail as a public service. For most of the Royal Mail management – who rarely, if ever, come across the public – it is the first. To the delivery officer – to me, and people like me, the postmen who bring the mail to your door – it is more than likely the second." Excellent diary in the LRB from a Royal Mail postman, which at least helps explain a lot of the problems inside the postal system, as opposed to just the ones I experience outside it.
postage  post  royalmail  mail  uk  politics  business  communications  diary  lrb 
september 2009 by infovore
Twittering betimes (Phil Gyford’s website)
"I thoroughly enjoy the more real time nature of these diary fragments popping up among my friends’ updates. It’s easy to picture @samuelpepys conducting his business and pleasure, travelling around London — from his home near the Tower of London to Deptford to Westminster — when he’s updating you on his progress during the day." Phil on the joy of small updates from things that aren't (quite) people.
twitter  bot  literature  writing  diary  samuelpepys  philgyford 
june 2009 by infovore
A daily diary of Depression-era life, told on Twitter.: The Social Path
"Late last year, my family found a line-a-day diary maintained by my great-aunt from 1937 to 1941. She was in her early teens, living on a small farm in rural Illinois with her two brothers, one of which was my grandfather." Now it's being syndicated, one line per day, on Twitter.
twitter  america  depression  diary  socialhistory  rurallife 
january 2009 by infovore
Twitter / Genny_Spencer
"This is the real line-a-day diary of a young farmgirl in 1937. It is maintained by @griner."
history  twitter  america  depression  gennyspencer  diary  socialhistory 
january 2009 by infovore

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