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Comment Re:Writing For Video Games (Score 1) 85

Quirkz, I think a thoughtful, moving story could be created off of the roadmap you've provided. A skilled writer could make the "worry about the peace" absolutely gripping.

And perhaps the "ugly damsel" is the most beautiful woman in the world to the main character...Niafer from "Figures of Earth" by James Branch Cabell springs to mind.

Comment Wishful (Score 1) 324

There are many folks on here saying a variation of "Don't Do It".

- If you really want to be a game developer, you'll ignore their advice.

- If you listen to their advice, then you didn't really want to be a game developer.

Walking away from a creative passion because someone tells you that you should is a fairly good sign that it wasn't really a passion.

Comment Book List (Score 1) 517

"Lions' Commentary on Unix" by John Lions and Peter H. Salus

"Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" by Douglas R. Hofstadter

"Linux Administration Handbook" by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, and Trent R. Hein

Any of the Feynman physics lecture series ... or "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman" and other such titles

Any of Raymond Smullyan's puzzle books

Comment Re:heh (Score 1) 715


I too was in the UFCW and came away from the experience with the opinion that bad employees need unions more than good employees.


But it was a time and place when the employers really didn't care if they kept you or not and didn't want to give us decent insurance and the union helped that to happen

So one could argue that bad employers need unions more than good employers.


Submission + - Korean Developers Wary of Google's SDK Intentions (

frost_knight writes: "South Korea hosts one of the largest pools of mobile software engineers. Samsung and LG Electronics, major partners of the Android project, have teams working on new applications for Google phones. These developers are worried that the release of the SDK along with Google's cash prizes for open source projects will erode any of their own potential profits. From the article: "I think Google is playing with us, and their slogan Don't Be Evil is just words.""

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