#introduction: Brad Murray, Game designer, part-time amateur artist, and pro grade procrastinator. diaspora, Hollowpoint, Callisto, Deluge.
The Royal Navy's nuclear submarines run a variant of Windows XP known as "Windows for Warships". https://t.co/UUDCwVKWi1
In 2018, the Toronto Recursive History Project erected a plaque commemorating itself. (Image: @mattgallowaycbc) https://t.co/xkqbre8RTw
My own pet peeve in sf. It's not what you think it is. Maybe it is. Hey how would I even know what you think?!
As promised! Solar sails.
There's been some Q&A on my space ship posts so there are a couple new posts summarizing. I'll just link to the top.
Continuing the discussion of moving space ships around, we zoom out and look at ∆v and the bigger picture.
Talking about ∆v at the blog today and why it's pretty much all I care about in Diaspora Anabasis. https://vsca.blog/2020/04/29/moving-space-ships/
I felt ruined for making games by the pandemic and stress of the world. But now I've made this. It feels different to me. Social deduction storytelling about how we choose to live with each other.
I'm really excited about it. Let me know what you think.
‘Vexations’ (1893) is a piano piece by the composer Erik Satie that is supposed to be played very slowly 840 times. The first performance, conducted by John Cage in 1963, went for more than 18 hours. At the end, one audience member shouted ‘Encore!’ (Image: Sonia y natalia) https://t.co/Cye0srbcOB
In 1945 the US Presidential Seal was redesigned so the bald eagle faced away from the arrows, symbolising turning away from war. Churchill commented that it’d be better if they put the bald eagle’s head on a swivel. https://t.co/Oh6SFJO6lA