Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Ikea Nesting Instinct

“Like so many others, I had become a slave to the lkea nesting instinct.” — Fight Club Today was our third Ikea trip this week. It started out simply, with a pair of POÄNG chairs – black frames, red cushions, … Continue reading

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Paranoia Defined

OK, so in the course of organizing the apartment, I’m looking through some boxes that haven’t been gone through in a few years. And I find a stack of 3.5″ floppy disks labeled “C: Drive Backup, 10/1/1994, Norton Backup Format” … Continue reading

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Sad consequences…

One of the things purged in last weekend’s organizational frenzy was a 24″ Toshiba TV. It’s not that it was a particularly bad TV in any way, but it was, you know, a CRT TV, and big and heavy and … Continue reading

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Organization by digicam

My wife and I have been going through a bit of a crazed organization phase recently, which has been helping enrich our local Ikea and Container Store to no end but which has also been making our apartment into a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Threes

After finishing Starfy 3, I needed a new game. I very nearly started Final Fantasy III – it was in the DS, even – but I decided that maybe a long RPG wasn’t a great idea. Then I realized that … Continue reading

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Starfish and the Art of Game Design

It’s my assertation that titling your game “Densetsu no Starfy 3” (“The Legend of Starfy 3”) sets certain, possibly unrealistic expectations for your main character, particularly when he’s, well, a starfish. Not to say that there aren’t legendary starfish. Starro … Continue reading

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Eras, ending and so on.

I can blame a lot of things on my anime habit. For example, when I was first introduced to anime back in 1990 or so, I had a 13″ Thomson monitor, with a composite input, that I had a Sega … Continue reading

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