Roleplaying Books

Sadly, this post is not about a game in which you play ancient tomes or cheap paperbacks. Though I have played an ex-book in a game before. No, this is just a quick observation that my FLGS has fewer RPGs than the nearest Borders, though of course a similarly DnD-heavy selection. But, curiously, both have …

Server Migration

That was a bust. EveryDNS doesn’t yet support SRV records. If I’m not going to move all my services to the new server, I need support for that. So I may yet do it, but only when I can move XMPP and LDAP services over, too.

Server Migration

I am going to move the hosting of this blog to a more stable server soon. This will involve as much as a day of downtime, and then it will hopefully cut the amount of subsequent downtime significantly. With luck there’ll be no more than a half-hour break in availability, though. Keep an eye on …

Avatar

I suppose I must comment on it.  I went, I saw, I enjoyed.  But I don’t think I enjoyed it for the reasons one “should” enjoy a movie. Avatar has been dominating the airwaves and the conversations around me a lot.  It’s certainly good in many respects, and the amount of conversational fodder it has …

Google Wave

Is still cool. I’ve got a pile of invites; anyone want one? (Since people keep asking: Google Wave is not, in and of itself, anything new.  It is, rather, a beautifully conceived [though not yet quite fully implemented!] melding of existing technologies.  The tag-line version is that it is a integration of wiki, IM, email, …

Droid Review Addendum

The inimitable @andrewa121 pointed out that the iPhone has greater extended-latin input abilities than I had ascribed to it; he suggested touch-and-hold to get options for accented characters (which is exactly what one does in Android 2.0). I would like to state for the record that I had tried this unsuccessfully on an iPhone 3GS …

Addendum

I sat in on a seminar at Berkeley. Fantastic. I feel like a fish back in water, my mind latching on to novel approaches to familiar problems—the Problem, really. Human language, what is its form? What are its possible forms? There are reasons I love Cyteen. The department seems to offer the most wonderful mix …