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Chris Crawford’s Random Ruminations on Irrelevant Topics
New! A Blog for Interactive Storytelling:
August 12th: Does great art evoke stories?
August 11th: BNumbers are obsolete. Long live the Blend operator!
August 10th: book review: Spillover, about how viruses jump from animals to people and become deadly.
July 30th: A nice idea for Siboot: using perceptive ability as both an economy and a resource.
July 27th: yet another Siboot essay: More Stupid Screwups
July 23rd: Siboot essay: Whut the Hay-ell???
July 21st: Siboot essay: Tricky Problems with Auragon Counts
July 20th: book review: City of Fortune, by Roger Crowley, about the rise and fall of Venice
July 16th: another idiotic problem in Siboot
July 12th: How to Screw Up a simple technical problem in Siboot
July 7th: Plodding along with Siboot
July 7th: book review: The Sea and Civilization. ho-hum
July 2nd: an old newspaper clipping my brother found of a speech contest I competed in
July 1st: a political piece on professional climate change deniers
June 30th: Another snag with Siboot
June 29th: A Skunky Award to the entire computer industry
June 26th: want to know how bad a programmer I am? Read The Neanderthal Versus the Professor.
June 25th: a difficult algorithm for Siboot
June 22nd: book review: Reason and Society in the Middle Ages, by Alexander Murray
June 21st: the new Face Editor for Siboot art
June 13th: no surprise here: Sappho sucks
June 11th: back to the storyworld in Siboot
June 9th: an essay for The History of Thinking hyperbook, about the role of education in rationalism
June 8th: Huzzah! The first flight of Siboot!
June 7th: are irrational numbers possible?
June 5th: a new essay on paradigm shift in game design
May 31st: A student astronomy project
May 31st: Siboot: About that Rightmost Panel
May 30th: Culling my Library, a painful experience.
May 29th: A decidedly unsettling discovery with Siboot
May 27th: Back to Square One with Siboot stages
May 25th: The complexities of space and time in Siboot
May 24th: Some more display issues in Siboot
May 22nd: another Siboot design diary: Where to put the period?
May 22nd: an essay on Rejection of Science
May 21st: Is interactive storytelling stuck?
May 18th: The terror of change in the code for Siboot
May 16th: book review: The Most Powerful Idea in the World, by William Rosen
May 14th: Knee-Deep in Digital Gore
May 12th: Day of the long knives
May 9th: A big change in the code for Siboot
May 8th: How I got a job at Atari in 1979
May 7th: a new interesting person from history: Ludowicke Muggleton
May 6th: another Siboot diary
May 5th: 2D versus 1D Sentence Displays in Siboot
May 4th: A tough technical decision about Siboot
May 3rd: The Engineer Versus the Artist
May 2nd: a new screen layout for Siboot
April 30th: Siboot design diary: Mapping BNumbers to Quantifiers
April 29th: Siboot design diary: Crowdsourcing Desirabilities
April 28th: Siboot design diary: How quickly should the truth out?
April 26th: book review: 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed, by Eric H. Cline
April 25th: A trip to New York City