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Working on The Witness

Casey’s Blog is a great read (also, I’m really looking forward to The Witness). He basically nails the state of the Windows input APIs (and a lot of other ones) here. I don’t want to publically skewer anyone, but let’s just … Continue reading

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Making Windows 8.1 Bearable

So in a fit of crazy, I sidegraded to from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 this morning. Fundamentally the new OS makes my shit itch, but the changes to make it not suck too badly are undifficult. First, buy a … Continue reading

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Breathing life into Diablo III

I logged onto Diablo III tonight for a few minutes, and lo! there was an old friend playing it as well. I’d spent a few hours leveling a new character. I have to say that the game play is much … Continue reading

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Andy Weir’s The Martian

I’ll just say that Andy Weir’s book The Martian is the most fun read I’ve had in the last year or so. I’m not to the end yet, but I’ve been simultaneously on tenterhooks while laughing. I’ve wanted to play … Continue reading

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Klackity Klack

I make my living by typing stuff on a keyboard, all day long, so it makes sense that I use the best equipment I can find for the job. Keyboard manufacturers have other ideas, and for the most part just seem … Continue reading

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And lo!

And on the eighth day, God said, “I need a really good symbolic debugger.” [apropos of nothing]

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Defection

[tl;dr; I got a new phone. Most boring blog post ever.] After using a Windows phone for three years, and generally happy years at that (except for the last 6-7 months), I finally ditched it and went to an iPhone … Continue reading

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Minecraft / Brainfuck Computer

This description of a Minecraft-based computer implementing Brainfuck had me laughing: The program code is stored using villagers with different names for each command. While the program is running they are moved between three compartments … [These] are the 8 registers … Continue reading

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Windows audio shenanigans

I just spent about an hour two hours twisting knobs trying to get my Windows 7 desktop machine to listen to a microphone jack. I have a relatively nice USB-based audio thingamy (yes, it’s by Creative Labs, but the USB … Continue reading

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Dear Newspapers

Dear Newspapers with your “ten articles a month and then we’ll shut you off unless you pay us” model: I have no idea why you think that’s going to work, or why you think I’d give money to you over … Continue reading

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