Monthly Archive: September 2005

America’s Sorting Machine

America’s Sorting Machine

I’ve been in a rather long debate with my co-worker, Igor, about the American public education system. Igor, being the father of a 9 year old and me, being the husband of a fourth grade school teacher.  This is not...

Hideo Kojima: Pragmatic Programmer

Hideo Kojima: Pragmatic Programmer

“Kojima: – I’m not a game producer because I want to make money – I just want to MAKE something. There weren’t any good producers at the time I was looking for one, so I did it myself. I live...

Classic

Classic

Via Gaming-Age Forums: “What non-gimmick games would benefit from the Revolution controller?” Classic reply: “Baseball – you’ll get to see how much you suck at baseball First person quarterback – you’ll get to see how much you suck at football...

Gold Digger

Gold Digger

I’m not a big fan of what I would call mainstream music (top 40’s, stuff on the radio or MTV). The last mainstream CD that I purchased was probably Life for Rent by Dido (she’s got a great voice). And...

Simply Amazing…

Simply Amazing…

Stumbling across news of JetBlue flight 292, I found it difficult to contain my emotions. It’s simply mindboggling to imagine what those passenger were going through in those moments. I started tearing up just reading the article. Luckily, everyone made...

Of Katamaris and Revolutions

Of Katamaris and Revolutions

I came across a link this morning (via Ars) to a forum where Chris Kohler of Wired News does an impromptu Q&A on his exeprience with the Revolution controller at TGS. Kohler echoes some of the same sentiments that I...

Conversation with Werner Herzog

Conversation with Werner Herzog

A couple of weeks back, I stumbled upon a transcript of a conversation between Roger Ebert and Werner Herzog. To this point, I’ve read several of Ebert’s reviews on Herzog’s work (several of his movies are on my to-watch list)....

The American Dream

The American Dream

I finished watching Spellbound this past weekend with the wife. It’s quite amazing watching some of these kids, as young as 9, prepare for the Scripps Natiaonal Spelling Bee with such intensity and focus. However, I’m mixed on the significance...

Corsair = Awesome!

Corsair = Awesome!

A couple of weeks back, my machine at home started to crash randomly when I was playing Battlefield 1942 (Desert Combat, of course). It was quite annoying since I thought it might have been a software issue and ended up...

The Unexpected Gamer

The Unexpected Gamer

(Random) It has a similar consonance to The Constant Gardner. Anyways, after watching Mr. Iwata’s keynote speech, I’m more convinced than ever that Nintendo is going in the right direction and is going to change the way we, as a...