Feb 27

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-27

  • My research into the neuroscience of memory and cognition explains a lot of odd misunderstandings that seem to happen around me. #
  • …now I just have to translate that understanding into less feelings of frustation when they happen, and habits that make them less common. #
  • More psychological game ponderings. I'd like to see this research done for tabletop… http://bit.ly/hawLGq #
  • Rusted and Weathered. #
  • My smoked wheat #homebrew has gotten quite carbonated. Oh, and thanks for the free glass @newbelgium ! – http://twitpic.com/442th6 #
Feb 20

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-20

  • My horo today: "Know thyself" sounds simple, but disentangling your motives, thought processes, and spiritual longings can be challenging. #
  • Water failed in my office building this morning. Enjoyed many lovely walks for coffee and the restroom in our amazing Colorado weather. #
  • Seriously AppleTV, tonight is not the night to tell me it's going to take 3 hours to download Castle. #
  • "All good gameplay is hard work. And when we do hard work that we care about, we are priming our minds for happiness." – Reality is Broken #
  • Hmm – Facebook rewrote PHP as a C++ precompiler. Interesting? http://bit.ly/earih4 #
  • "Reality is Broken" musings: we are happier when working in what we choose than passive entertainment;hence Mystery/CSI/Jeopardy popularity? #
  • "Fiero" – triumph over adversity pride/joy. In all the years I've spent DMing, it's what I've always struggled to evoke… #
  • "Flow" – the hardest thing to achieve in tabletop vs computer games; especially with a very diverse player group. Snappiness of play is key. #
  • "Reality is Broken" has solidified my thoughts around why there is a constant parade of software development frameworks coming out daily. #
  • Software development has a much Flow and Fiero as games – IF you always know what to do next, and if you can test/reward yourself often. #
  • The best software development frameworks, like Django, make development addictive because it's hard to get totally stopped for long. #
  • Finished THE STRANGER! – http://twitpic.com/40wfvf #
  • I think I posted this before, but this Harvard Business Review article discusses happiness as overrated (I don't agree):http://bit.ly/9DbzQk #
  • 40MB Internet: @Kim_Stone and @CaptSpectacular can be MMOing upstairs, and I can be on Skype downstairs, and no one is the wiser. 🙂 #
Feb 13

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-13

  • If you folks haven't read Jane McGonigal's book "Reality is Broken"; you need to. http://amzn.to/eTJiyY #
  • We discussed her theories on one of our Tim/Brant/Meg/David mega-casts. What you can do with billions of datapoints of player behavior. #
  • And how that *could* be used to change the world for the better. #
  • I wish @azpeacemakers would release a remaster of "The Bottle & Fresh Horses". The songs are good, but the mix is nigh unlistenable. #
  • And 5 minutes after downloading the new Django 1.2.5, I find a bug with it. Back to 1.2.4! #
  • That said – I should write a blog post entitled "How to know if it's you or your library wherein the bug lies". 🙂 #
  • I just earned the 'Power Month' badge on @untappd! http://untpd.it/Wkmrsu #
  • I learned today that contrary to popular belief urologists have more fun, and deal with less poop than pediatricians. #
  • The wisdom of using @nlowell's book titles for @pb2dev automated code tests has into question after he renamed all his books on the site. 🙂 #
  • Beethoven's 9th is irrevocably associated with "A Clockwork Orange" for me, but I love it too much to hold that against it. #damnyoukubrick #
  • This week's @theeconomist article on 3D printing makes me wonder what it's prevalence will mean to the balance US vs Asian manufacturing. #
Feb 06

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-06

  • Robby the robot that @Kim_Stone gave me for Christmas is finally home! – http://twitpic.com/3v8c32 #
  • It's -20 degrees at our house. Power just came back on after being off for at least 6 hours. #hopinghousedoesn #039;texplode #
  • This is where we keep Harry Potter at my new office. – http://twitpic.com/3w41er #
  • Capt. Spectacular has taken to tucking tops of his ears under the rim of his ballcap. "Otherwise I look like an elf". #
  • Anyone else had weirdly vivid zombie nightmares the last 10 days or so! Both Capt. Spectacular and I have been having them… #
  • Attempting to cure the zombies with the 80's "classic" "Breakin'"…. Capt. Spectacular has dubbed it "Spinal Twist". 🙂 #
Feb 06

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-06

  • Robby the robot that @Kim_Stone gave me for Christmas is finally home! – http://twitpic.com/3v8c32 #
  • It's -20 degrees at our house. Power just came back on after being off for at least 6 hours. #hopinghousedoesn #039;texplode #
  • This is where we keep Harry Potter at my new office. – http://twitpic.com/3w41er #
  • Capt. Spectacular has taken to tucking tops of his ears under the rim of his ballcap. "Otherwise I look like an elf". #
  • Anyone else had weirdly vivid zombie nightmares the last 10 days or so! Both Capt. Spectacular and I have been having them… #
  • Attempting to cure the zombies with the 80's "classic" "Breakin'"…. Capt. Spectacular has dubbed it "Spinal Twist". 🙂 #