Archive for July, 2006
I’ve been a bad blogger. When the site I’m working on is launched (aaaaany minute now), I’ll make it up, I promise. But since I can’t sleep and am up at kind of an ungodly hour, I’d like to take a moment to geek out over Google’s answer to Sourceforge. Sourceforge drives me nuts. There’s tons of good stuff there, but how’s anyone supposed to find it? GCode is much prettier. Of course, the Googletrons say, “We really like SourceForge, and we don’t want to hurt SourceForge.” I say fiddle while they burn, Eric Schmidt. Fiddle while they burn! OK, back to my cave. (Waxtastic.)
When you play Spore, will you be to order a real, physical 3D ‘printout’ of your totally custom alien creature? Signs say yes. That is SO cool.
Sooo, yeah, this is probably my favorite paragraph in any news story so far this year:
Gaming-lessons.com says its youngest “Halo 2″ instructor is 8-year-old New Yorker Victor De Leon III — better known by his online gamer name, Lil Poison — who has given several lessons a month since late last year, fitting the classes in after he has done his homework. His father, also named Victor, says his son has used some of the money he earns from lessons (hourly rate: $25) to buy a hamster, named Cortana after a character in the game.
Peter Levine, whose blog is one of my very favorites these days, has a smart and well-wrought post on Israel and the burdens of being a democracy.
P.S. Look out, the next Snarkmarket post is about reality-show superheroes! It might make your head explode if you read it too soon after this one…
Finally, a reality show for people like me. (To clarify I mean “people who would watch something awesome like this.” Not “people who dress up as superheroes.” Shut up.)