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March 25, 2009

The ultimate perl program

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — inky @ 10:56 pm

The other day somebody asked if it’s possible to write a non-trivial perl program that uses no alphabetical characters whatsoever. People make jokes about this but I can’t find any actual treatment of the subject, so here’s a brief discussion.

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March 16, 2009

Blue Lacuna review up on IF-Review

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — inky @ 8:23 am

My review of Blue Lacuna is up on Mark Musante’s IF-Review. Shorter version: Modern IF doesn’t take enough risks; here’s a game that does.

March 4, 2009

T3 Hacking

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — inky @ 11:49 pm

Somebody requested help with something a little fancy with actors in TADS 3 — to be able to queue up orders to NPCs then have them all execute at once — and it turned out to be a little more involved than I was expecting, so I thought I’d put up the code.

March 2, 2009

Helvetica post-mortem

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — inky @ 12:07 am

Recently our group finished the Helvetica campaign that I was a player in. Overall it was pretty awesome — there was plenty of fighting and disguising and lying to NPCs and burning stuff down and crashing through the gates at the last minute (there was a good bit right at the end where we’re fighting over a book on the second floor of a building, and finally one guy grabs it and tears out of the room, and everyone else jumps out the window and we’re wrestling over it in the streets and then my guy rolls up in a carriage and we make tracks out of the city).

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