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Dad And The Egg Controller - a post on Tom Francis' blog
"Silly as it sounds, not being able to figure this out made dad feel more distant. I had thought of us as like minds, and it made the loss easier to accept. His brain wasn’t entirely gone, I still have a partial version of it in my own head. But either this gadget did nothing intelligent at all, which couldn’t be true, or he and I thought so differently that even with unlimited tries, I couldn’t deduce how his interface was ever supposed to work. It was an upsetting thought."

Tom Francis on time, memory, PIDs and parental inventions.
cooking  engineering  hardware  memory  writing  tomfrancis 
17 days ago by infovore
Gunpoint Recoups Development Costs In 64 Seconds - The Gunpoint Blog
"About 1 minute and 4 seconds after Gunpoint became available for pre-order on the evening of Monday the 27th of May, it had recouped its development costs. This was not entirely surprising, since the only direct development cost was buying Game Maker 8 for $30 three years ago.

The surprising bit happened next." It is really lovely that Gunpoint has worked out so well for Tom. It's an interesting little game, and I'm glad he's going to keep poke "interesting" games rather than having to make a pile of money. Well done him.
tomfrancis  games  development  gunpoint 
june 2013 by infovore
Cinnamon And Nutmeg Iced Coffee, by Tom Francis
"Hazardously drinkable." Need to make this at some point.
coffee  icedcoffee  recipe  drinks  tomfrancis 
may 2012 by infovore
I Played Through Left 4 Dead 2 Holding A Goddamn Gnome, by Tom Francis
"In the Dark Carnival campaign of Left 4 Dead 2, you can win a garden gnome at the fairground near the start – and there’s an achievement for carrying it all the way to the end. It is, in fact, the same goddamn gnome I carried through Episode goddamn Two, for the same goddamn reason: there was an achievement for it. By the end of that ordeal, I prayed I’d never set eyes on his (”stupid fucking”) face again – but here he is, and here I am, and here we go." Tom Francis gets the gnome achievement in L4D2, and lives to tell the tale.
games  achievements  writing  tomfrancis  l4d2 
november 2009 by infovore

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