I often think about different variations on the “What if I had superpowers?” question as I walk home from work. It’s a nice little pastime in my 20 minute commute. I think about what powers would be cool to have, what would be the ramifications of having such powers, who I would tell and why. Continue reading
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Toki Tori 2+!
Hi everyone. I know it has been quite a long time since Dust or I have posted anything. He started a company and I got really busy at work and this hobby of ours just fell a little by the wayside. I would like to get back to writing, but won’t make many promises.
That being said, I just finished Toki Tori 2+ and felt compelled to write something on how absolutely amazing I thought it was. There is so much I want to talk about in the game itself that I do not want to limit this to my usual format of picking a specific life lesson learned, but instead focus on the great aspects of the game and see where lessons fall out. Continue reading
Learning From vs Being Distracted by Others
There is a rising trend in games to have the ghosts of other players invade our own games and show off their varying degrees of skill. I have mixed feelings about this for different reasons, many of which stem from issues I touched on in my Pro and Anti pieces on how the internet is changing gaming. Continue reading
Don’t Need to Be Certain With Yourself
There is an overarching feeling that not taking sides is a bad thing. In various aspects of life being uncertain on a position is quite often seen as weakness. Some people think uncertainty leads to wasted time and missed opportunities. Additionally, uncertainty is often tied to with a lack of confidence which can be a key component of effective communications. Continue reading
Moments of Realization – Fooled By Flashiness
We want to believe that we are aware and peering into the “true colors” (to borrow from 18th century naval idioms) of the facts around us. Sometimes, however, we realize how blind we can be to the façades that face us every day. I had a moment of realization about this when I was playing Bit. Trip Saga a little while back. Continue reading
The power of the passage of time always amazes me. Something that was so vivid and engaging one day may lose steam the next day simply because of a disconnect in engagement.
We Are All in the Box
We have all heard the expression “think outside the box” before, right? It is generally used to imply that we should try to think more creatively; perhaps we need to challenge the biases and expectations that we are using to confront a problem. Continue reading
Aesthetics of Self: Part 2
My mind defines me and if you like that interaction, then welcome to my narrative. Continue reading
Aesthetics of Self: Part 1
Frameworks have two main purposes: To help understand ourselves and to help communicate who we are to others. So let’s understand and communicate! Continue reading
Time Series: Tracking Time
It always amazes me how physically tracking time, making this move from the intangible to the tangible can be so powerful. Continue reading