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2022

Weeknotes for 2022-03-18
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This week in the world of Daniel: I updated my quote service project to use my reusable django-quotes app. This should make maintenance easier. Since this is a backwards-incompatible change, I also updated ewdiscordbot and ewtwitterbot to use the new API endpoints.

2013

Sam Sykes Dooms You All With Wizard's Quest
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Author Sam Sykes has concocted a drinking game certain to destroy anyone foolish enough to play it. It’s quite clever, but I am certain that there is no way that this does not end with someone throwing up.

2010

A Very Lovecraft October
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There’s something about Halloween that always draws me back to H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. I’m not alone in this, of course. My good friend Quentin Lewis has taken to releasing recordings of himself reading stories from Lovecraft each Halloween as a podcast, which I highly recommend you check out.

2006

Quick Post: Daily Show Covers Congressional Hearings On Violent Video Games
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This is absolutely hilarious. Funny enough to make me break my personal rule about embedding video in blog posts. :) I’ll be back to regular blogging soon, I promise.
Abuse Can Be Funny
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You simply need to read this account of Sim abuse. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve read all week.
Best Game Ever?
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You simply HAVE to check out this video of what might be the best game ever, which I found via the blog of my friend Chris. The game is called Spore and it looks absolutely incredible.

2005

All Your Base Are Well, They Appear To Be Our Property
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I found this little animation through Boing Boing. It is a little music video based off of the game Zero Wing sung to the tune of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. It gets a little tedious in the middle, but it is still pretty cute.
Mmm, That’s Good Geek!
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I’ve been listening to the soundtrack to Jade Empire the last couple days. Yes, I am a huge nerd and actually bought the musical score of a video game. But you have to understand: it’s that good.
More Zombie Fun
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I just found out about this game called Urban Dead from a post on Boing Boing. Urban Dead is an MMO that runs in your browser. It’s actually pretty low tech, but fun in a weird way.
You Need To Try This Out
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I was just on the Penny Arcade site and found a link to a bizarre little RPG game that runs in your browser. It is strangely simple and infuriatingly difficult in some ways.
Save Leeroy
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A follow up on the now legendary Leeroy. Now you can buy shirts to show support for the misguided efforts of this hapless gamer. Here is what it looks like.
The Gaming Controversy
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Yet another link I found through Boing Boing to an open letter addressed to Hillary Clinton regarding the whole GTA controversy. The letter is written by Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good For You, and I think he puts the whole issue into perspective quite nicely.
A Legend Is Born
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I found this link on the blog of my friend British Chris. You do not even have to be a gamer to appreciate this. Leeroy has set a new standard in stupidity and it is pretty hilarious listening to his friends reaction to him.

2004

On Gaming And Other Diseases
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I have been reading blogs again after a short hiatus and in catching up with the material I missed I have encountered several entries regarding gaming. The question that seems to arise from all of them is: why do men get so drawn into these video games?
Resistance Is … okay, whatever…
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So my friend Zach keeps trying to convince me to buy an XBox. Now, I am not much of a gamer. I mean, I used to play some strategy games on the computer ( or as I prefer to say, “strategery”), and I am quite fond of Go (I’m bad at it) and Diplomacy (somewhat better at), but I’ve never really had the knack for console games.