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Game Industry Folks Siding With the Wii 432

Gamasutra's semi-regular feature taking the pulse of folks in the game industry turns its attention this week to the PS3 and Wii launches. From the comments submitted to the site, it seems that many industry vets are generally more excited about the Wii than with Sony's offering. From the article: "'Definitely a Wii (already pwii-ordered). The price point of the PS3 and the lack of enticing launch titles makes me as interested in a PS3 as I am interested in getting a root canal.' — Ryan Conlon, Gearbox Software. 'I am buying a Wii because Sony is too arrogant, from their dev tools to the price point.' — Ed O'Tey, Electronic Arts. 'Wii — pre-ordered. I applaud the attempt to expand and explore game interaction with the Wii. I will not be purchasing a PS3.' — Jim Perkins, EA Canada"

Journal Journal: My Teeny Tiny Technical Writer-Dick 3

I admit it. Not only do I not have very many tools, most of the ones I do have aren't very big, and damn, I don't even know how to use the big ones very well.

(Get your minds out of the gutter. The big ones, in this case, would be MS Word and FrameMaker...)
The Almighty Buck

Journal Journal: On the Wrong Side of the Loop 2

Hey, everyone.

Boy, it's been a long summer. I spent quite a while hashing out something about streetcars and dealing with my injured arm, then ran out of money and had to spend quite a while herding bureaucrats. The bureaucrats in question were NGO-type bureaucrats, which are definitely the more malignant kind. (Governmental bureaucrats are relatively benign, for whatever reason, largely I think because their funding sources don't depend on how many butts they can cram into whatever
United States

Journal Journal: Streetcar Suburbs and Trolleytrack Towns 2

Author's Note: This is the first part of a series. The material here represents an excerpt from a longer work (in progress) to appear in print in late June. The material presented here may not appear in the final version in this form, and the formatting here has been optimised for online viewing.
User Journal

Journal Journal: Rustin, Where Are You? (Where *is* Rustin, anyway?) 3

(Back story: Rustin has gone to Portland, without leaving me contact info, so I don't know where he is at the moment.)

Rustin, if you're out there, please get in touch. I've got about a hundred questions I need to ask you.

Anybody who knows where Rustin is, could you please grab him by the ear and get him to call me, collect is ok. If he doesn't have my number, e-mail me at shgstewart at gmail dot com.
The Gimp

Journal Journal: It Ain't An Insult (X-Post from ?!ish LJ/Interroblog) 1

As the old Kenny Rogers song goes, I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in, and it turns out the unwashed barbarian hordes have taken it over. A friend of mine just sent me a link to this Language Log post called "A Brief History of Spaz." All this was brought on by Tiger Woods' saying, "I was so in control from tee to green, the best I've played for years... But as soon as I got on the green I w
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Journal Journal: SofC 3

Whenever I eat a tall glass of melonade, what I really want to know is, how the hell can they be elements, huh? The truth? You can't handle the truth, ve'rak ani yode'a ma she'at sho'elet be'emet. Don't tell me what to do, don't tell me what to say, ma zot omeret? Laisse-moi d'etre ta corrida, welcome to the jungle, we got fun and games. Be'agam ha'barbarim, yesh li khaverim. I have been, and always will be, your friend. Home is where, when you go there, they have to take yo
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Journal Journal: Geek Prom! 2

I really want to go to this! Unfortunately, it's all way the hell and gone parsecs out in Minnesota, which is too damn far for me. Do visit the yearbook pages and check out the photos of the cute, sweet, geeky lesbians. :)
The Almighty Buck

Journal Journal: Network or Die! 4

I am inspired to write this post because of my LiveJournal friend Dorable, who posted this entry recently about her employment status. It looks like it worked, judging from the next entry... So, because Rustin's always urging me to be completely shameless, I did one of my own:
Operating Systems

Journal Journal: "Westinghouse'm" -- FUD Campaigns Past and Present 4

Rustin and I were just having a conversion about the (as he put it) "800 pound gorilla in the room," tactics to create Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in the public mind about everything from software to streetcars. This is not news, exactly; it's the same technique, rhetorically speaking, as anything calculated to create a
It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal Journal: We're Taking Over the World! 6

From The Toronto Star, March 8, 2006:

Troops to get java fix, Timbits
Tim Hortons to open in Kandahar

HAMILTON--Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan are getting their wish -- Tim Hortons will be serving double-doubles and doughnuts soon enough.
User Journal

Journal Journal: My Scarily Long List of Indexing Keywords 2

Those of you who've been around for a while know that every so often (when the madness strikes), I slap up another index entry for this journal (alas, despite my recent posting pace that resembles a tortoise climbing a greased glass ramp, probably not as fast as I write the damned things, although I tend to index 'em 25 at a time). I'm currently working on Index Entry #3 (50-75), but it's going to take me a while, since some of the posts in the queue involve lots of keywords, lots of links, and

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