The Bin Archive

  • K9 vs BSA

    By my estimation, triangulated by way of the Boy Scout Laws, your average dog is four twelfths of a boyscout. Trustworthy, loyal, friendly, and cheerful, your garden variety cur is already a better dinner companion than most people I know, and that’s assuming that it’s the type that will piss…

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  • Games, Art, and Precious Little Snowflakes

    I recently read a thoughtfully researched and intelligently written review of the PS3 game Journey (by Ian Bogost for the Atlantic). It reaches farther than most critical analysis of games and reads more on the level of literary criticism. Go read it here. It’s good stuff.

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  • Apologies…

    …for the spam ad links at the top of the home page. I’m unclear if it was because some service my wordpress theme used to provide was taken over by enterprising assholes, or if something even sketchier was going on. Regardless, I’m not in the business of peddling Viagra. Rest…

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  • Midlife Sundown

    The entryway to middle age is an unpleasant threshold, that much is certain. I’ll allow that it has something to do with the receding halcyon lights of youth, narrowing to a pinprick in the mind’s eye. It’s rather like hurtling down a well, your upturned face uselessly swallowing up the…

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  • Surgical Theology

    It’s always startling to find yourself at the intersection of a particularly strange convergence of thoughts, especially when the catalyst of oddity is a pretty flower. Still, with this blossom between my fingers this morning, unlikely or not, I paired the word “beautiful” with “as long as it doesn’t beat…

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  • “Dishonored” Announced

    Although it’s hardly timely (it’s been more than a month since the official announcement), I figured I’d post a quick shout out for “Dishonored”, the game I’ve been working on for the past two and half years.

    Signing copies of GameInformer’s Dishonored cover story
    Professional restrictions keep me from saying…

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  • Internet Culture Cuisine

    The trick to destroying soup, one has been advised, is to invite additional cooks into your kitchen. Last night, up with a baby flirting with the notion of sleeping through the night, I found myself confronted with one of many parenting blogs. The author had helpfully compiled the well-reasoned arguments…

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  • Locking Old Posts

    Like any WordPress blog, this site has a big problem with spam comments. Whether hocking Russian alternatives to Viagra or uncensored footage of strip bocce ball, spam comments come in every single day (particularly on old but popular posts). So far my efforts at filtering the spam without killing the…

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  • Making Babies and Shit

    On a night not unlike this one your mommy and daddy decided to have a baby. It started, as many things do, with a conversation. “I have an idea,” said your daddy. “How about you” he began, indicating mommy, “start eating a few extra burritos, yogurts, and Eggo Homestyle Waffles.”…

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  • Arkane Looking for Gameplay Programmer

    Arkane Studios, sister company to Bethesda Softworks and Id Software, is looking for a Gameplay Engineer for their current AAA original IP. If you’re a video game programmer with 3+ years of experience contact Quin Matteson in HR for specifics. Make sure to mention that you were referred to the…

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