Wait, what? I guess the layoffs shouldn't surprise anyone after the previous announcement, though having them come without warning just a day later is ugly. But how in the world do you blame the ongoing health crisis for the woes of an internet company that does everything online by definition?! Your business should be booming right now! You know, from all the people stuck at home with not much to do.
Tags: business, critique
Things are different in the Philippines (via micro.blog
Tags: long, cool, business, case study
Yet another one? Seriouly? There really is no end to it.
Tags: community, critique
I didn't mention it last time, but the big change was partly prompted (and enabled) by a new version of the software powering this linklog. Four days ago, I wasn't yet started; now it's working well enough to let me migrate the data and even add back some of the links I had removed, this time in the right place. In the interest of historical accuracy, it's going to be just those articles published starting September 2018, when this section was created. The rest will remain in the archive where they belong.
Tags: meta, technology
Just in case somebody's actually watching this space: as of this writing, older links will move to the archive section, and this one will become more of a staging ground for the main blog. Hopefully that will make both more interesting and useful for everyone.
Tags: meta, preservation
It was an international sensation. It made an appearance in Fallout. It helped create the field of cybersecurity. But where did it come from?
Tags: classic, history, tabletop
"But between 1993 and 1996, there were more failed major console releases than there were consoles released in the last decade."
Tags: hardware, history, obscure
"Virtual cities, real stakes": from cities in games, to games that can help cities, and how actual urbanists can help.
Tags: game design, interview, philosophy, procedural generation, worldbuilding
The late Silas Warner is barely remembered in gaming, but he did something extraordinary
Tags: classic, history