Bad hat Originally uploaded by Macmcmac. **Dogs in the Vineyard**, the Early-West Mormon gunslinger role-playing game has not yet larp-ified, to my meagre knowledge. The picture here, snipped from Flickr, is an excerpt from something completely different. For which the player’s outfit might be outright wrong. But: for a Mormon Judgment game, this would be […]
Us Euros have been envious of the US/Canada GoogleMaps situation for quite a while. The option “satellite image” has been all we had for a while, and the other choices “map” and “hybrid overlay” have been missing for our part of the globe. [Peter Rukavina](http://ruk.ca/)’s tales of integrating GoogleMaps with existing data have been riveting, […]
A Danish school with a very cross-disciplinary approach to education, [Ã˜sterskov Efterskole](http://www.osterskov.dk/), will open its doors this fall. [Malik Hyltoft](http://alexandria.dk/data?person=66), winner of this year’s Honorary Otto Award is part of the staff. The school needs materials, and have assembled a wish-list. If you have anything you wish to donate to the school, send an email […]
Anders HÃ¸jsted, Danish role-player and game researcher, needs a hand. A few good gamers are needed, to test some game-related things for his final paper. If you know someone who fits these requirements, or fit them yourself, don’t hesitate to phone Anders: 50 53 15 38 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. > Testere sÃ¸ges! > Vi er […]
Lightweight Copenhagen bus Originally uploaded by daen. Daen notes that we’re getting new buses, perhaps. I’d like to see how they’re different from the bus stock we now ride in. But hey, upgrades are cool.
Flickr is a Glidr Originally uploaded by ptufts. Coders Matt Webb and Ben Cerveny are digital age heroes, making a highly interesting thing with playsh, **the playful shell**. Matt [talks about it in his blog](http://interconnected.org/home/2006/03/15/playsh). Tech keywords: the Python programming language, the Twisted framework, fragments of Zope framework, parts of MOO game software LamdaMOO, SSH […]
Joel Spolsky is not impressed by coding conventions. He says something like “When I was program manager on the Excel team…” in a [podcast](http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail207.html) at [IT Conversations](http://www.itconversations.com). Here is a clip where mentions the coding conventions. The clip was made with ITC’s fine PHP tool to “Create a Clip or Excerpt”. Makes me involved.
So, you are using some modules for Ruby, in the shape of [gems](http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubygems/) (read [the book](http://docs.rubygems.org/)!). You need to read the gem’s docs. Instead of Googling, fire up a local pure-Ruby webserver ([Webrick](http://www.webrick.org/)), on a custom port, and view the beautiful RDoc pages there, in their web-native shape! Invoke the thing like this: gem_server Then […]
This weekend I had some wonderful spare time, and I spent some of it reading [Beyond Java](http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/beyondjava/), a book about the Next Language. (Spoiler: It is [Ruby](http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/), or some cool continuations-based project – read: [Seaside](http://seaside.st/) with Smalltalk. But you knew that.) The book is chock-full of kayaking metaphors, which got so irritating they became funny. […]
No Criticism Allowed Originally uploaded by reinvented. Maybe something for upcoming [Fastaval](http://www.fastaval.dk).