Category Archives: Web Wandering & Opinion

Platformer Design Trends: Then and Now

I started playing Celeste a couple of days ago and, while I was playing it, I started tallying up some of the ways that the average modern platformer, retro-styled or not, differs from its counterparts in the 80s and 90s. … Continue reading

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The Existence of God(s) as Cosmic Horror (Pre-Draft)

I have a somewhat interesting perspective on the possible existence of higher powers… one I haven’t seen someone else really focus on… and I thought it’d make a nice appendix to the book on fiction that I’ve been accumulating notes … Continue reading

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On The Unix-Haters Handbook

A few months ago, I wrote a forum post explaining the context in which The Unix-Haters Handbook existed since, seen through the lens of today’s Linux, it does come across as somewhat ridiculous. While Eric S. Raymond did write a … Continue reading

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So… What Does Your Government Do With Culture?

So often, asking people about culture is like asking a fish “How’s the water?” (The answer you’ll get is “What’s water?”) but it’s still useful to ask the question and, sometimes, you get interesting answers. This time I’m wondering about … Continue reading

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How to Copy-Paste YouTube Comments With Formatting in Firefox

TL;DR: Copy more. Extending your selection outside the comment body will prevent the bug from triggering. For the last little while, I’d been suffering from an annoying bug where, if I tried to copy and paste YouTube comments, I’d lose … Continue reading

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A Musical Sampling of Subcultures With Feels All Their Own

There are various subcultures I’ve dipped my toes into, but not all are created equal. Some have that “wherever you go, there you are” feel about them (eg. the otherwise excellent fan-music scene for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), … Continue reading

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Thoughts on National Anthems in the 21st Century

While I was adding I Am Australian to my list of songs that moved me, I got to thinking about the sentiment by many Australians that it would make a much better anthem than Advance Australia Fair and, in the … Continue reading

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