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I thought “Why do basketball commentators say ‘from downtown’ for long shots... does that mean the baskets are the suburbs? That doesn’t make sense.” Then I learned Hunter S. Thompson wrote a whole unhinged screed about exactly that near the end of his life, so. I dunno

They’re retrofitting a huge metal water tower near here and the sound of the empty tower really carries. Every day at 9:30, noon and 3pm someone bangs out shave and a haircut, two bits on it, presumably to signal breaktime, in these metallic booms that ring out over the hillside.

I wrote about Eliza, its intellectual ancestor Weizenbaum’s ELIZA, the history of technology applied to mental health, and the contingent reality of virtual characters. logicmag.io/care/when-you-say-

I wrote about Eliza, its intellectual ancestor Weizenbaum’s ELIZA, the history of technology applied to mental health, and the contingent reality of virtual characters. logicmag.io/care/when-you-say-

Get the latest edition of Logic magazine for a piece by me on the history and implications of AI therapy from Joseph Weizenbaum’s 1966 ELIZA to the present— as well as a copy of Eliza, the 2019 visual novel about these topics. logicmag.io/care/

New Every Game I've Finished in a format I haven't done in quite a while: an short interview with another creator. @matthewseiji on Eliza: everygame.tumblr.com/post/6280 (Spoilers, so more for those who have finished it themselves.)

Get the latest edition of Logic magazine for a piece by me on the history and implications of AI therapy from Joseph Weizenbaum’s 1966 ELIZA to the present— as well as a copy of Eliza, the 2019 visual novel about these topics. logicmag.io/care/

Very happy to share that I am in the new issue of Logic magazine, discussing the real tech that inspired Eliza, therapy from computers that do not understand you, and Joseph Weizenbaum’s original ELIZA and its legacy logicmag.io/care/

Check this out [puts the game into Yasujiro Ozu mode which drops the camera to the floor and makes characters talk past each other in long unmoving shots]

“The taste is okay, but nothing special.”

The captain and the lieutenant exchange a worried glance.

“So you’re evaluating cake on how it *tastes*? Not its resemblance to another physical object?”

- excerpt from my Hugo and Nebula award winning short story

Do you think in 30 years the people who say 'adulting!' will shift to saying 'senioring!'

I know game dev is ideally incremental and iterative but I still love doing giant monolithic commits that say stuff like, "Adding music to the game."

People are going on about impressive rope physics in a big AAA game that just came out and I want to mention how well Noby Noby Boy managed it in 2009 on a PS3 youtu.be/yuIkKdomA6o?t=126

Aphorism of apocryphal origin: If you seek revenge, dig two graves…

AAA games writer: What if it was dig a THOUSAND graves

In 2013 I posted a critique of Citizen Kane on my blog and a commenter wrote "not enough car chases and explosions for you?" and today two people left Steam reviews of Eliza calling it "boring"

I would pay extra money to be able to listen to Shpongle with the Timothy Leary samples removed

Cat: Where did the food go
Me: You ate it
Cat: Ok but where did it go

I lived in Los Angeles for a while so I would definitely have some mundane celebrity encounter stories if I knew what any of them looked like

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