I played a lot Lords of Midnight (and Doomdark’s Revenge) on my Amstrad 464 when I was a kid. Turns out there’s a dedicated labour of love to port the games to modern platforms. I just downloaded the OS X port, so there goes my weekend.
This would be a fascinating experiment to run in Firefox nightly! This is in response to that post I wrote about third-party scripts.
A nice stroll around Marseilles at night without any of the traditional danger.
The story behind the classic arcade game Missile Command and the toll it took on its creator:
Theurer’s constant strides for perfection left him working his body to the point that Missile Command’s premise started to manifest itself in his subconscious, sneaking into his dreams and turning them to nightmares.
There was something about the sound of those explosions, the feeling of the trackball in your hand, and the realisation that no matter how well you played, you could only delay the inevitable.
Gorgeous pictures from the Suomi satellite, just released by NASA
Behold the double awesomeness of Jeremy Paxman and Ben Goldacre! Susan Greenfield, alas, is simply embarrassing.
Notes and slides from Tom Taylor's talk at Oxford Geek Night 7. It's a great collection of things that talk (or at least Twitter): Tower Bridge, asteroids, plants...
Look what Taylor made: a handy schedule of everything going on at South By Southwest. Smart kid.
The ORG turn a Newsnight interview into hypertext, thereby strengthening the message exponentially.