Monthly Archives: October 2012

Terrible idea, or best idea?

Today in IRC-as-performance-art news, a friend just had the idea of turning Amazon’s recommendation algorithm into some sort of Reality-TV / Takeshi’s Castle crossover thing. 12:02 <mhoye> My goodness, Amazon’s “people who have bought this also bought” is returning some pretty implausible results. 12:04 <mhoye> 500 feet of rapelling cable, an espresso tamper, five knives and a […]

Destroy Your Legends

The Verge is running a question for their community: “You’ve Just Been Given Control of a Great Video Game Franchise!” What do you remake, and why? I wrote this: Now, I’m an inveterate Legend Of Zelda fan, but if you’re paying attention to the sociopolitical background noise in that series, it’s… well. Literary theorists call […]

Hypothetical Laptop notes

Let’s say you wanted to design a laptop, preinstalled with Linux and for a linux-user audience. This is mostly my own notes about what I’d like, but I wouldn’t mind some feedback. Pixel Qi screen 14″ inches if possible, for power and daylight readability. Arm SOC (Tegra?) User-replaceable battery and RAM. Ideally, off-the-shelf batteries. Are […]