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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Games Peter plays

I’ve wound up own­ing two cur­rent-gen con­soles, because the Wii is very awe­some and I need­ed a more dif­fer­ent one to play GTA IV. Didn’t mean to wind up spend­ing as much time as I cur­rent­ly do play­ing games, it just kind of hap­pened. I’ve been mean­ing to put a list togeth­er of all of […]

Getting serious about storage

Over the last few months I’ve been get­ting increas­ing­ly wor­ried about stor­age of my dig­i­tal pho­tos. Slides occu­py my very pro­fes­sion­al fil­ing sys­tem (I recent­ly expand­ed into a sec­ond shoe­box!), and seem fair­ly well pro­tect­ed of every­thing short of a house­fire. But pho­tos from both of my dig­i­tal bod­ies were just being sucked out onto […]

Do spammers dream of electric sheep?

Nick Jenk­ins’ recent prob­lems try­ing to iden­ti­fy him­self are hard­ly an iso­lat­ed inci­dent. The whole CAPTCHA con­cept is a fair­ly noble one, but it’s fraught with per­il. There’s been a num­ber of attempts to make this process eas­ier. Util­is­ing every­thing from kit­tens, to sim­ple arith­metic, to boo­bies, but none have been par­tic­u­lar­ly suc­cess­ful. So I’ve […]

GTA 4: censorship and conspiracy theorising

I bought Grand Theft Auto IV when it (final­ly) launched last week. It’s a huge sprawl­ing mas­ter­piece of a game, and I was plan­ning on writ­ing a review at some point. Just not right now. Some very speci­fic sub­sec­tions of the inter­tubes have been very upset recent­ly at the fact that Rock­star sub­mit­ted a mod­i­fied ver­sion […]