Cthulhu

My software is more or less like Cthulhu. Normally dead and at the bottom of the sea, but occasionally stirring and throwing out a languid tentacle to drive men’s minds insane. (Or at least perturb a couple of more recklessly adventurous users.) However there’s been a bit more bubbling agitation down in R’lyeh recently. The […]

Modules In Time : Synthesizing GitHub and Skyrim

Thanks to Bill Seitz I picked up on a Giles Bowkett post I’d missed a couple of months ago which compares the loosely coupled asynchronous style of development that companies like GitHub both promote and live, with the intensely coupled synchronous raids that occur in online game-worlds. Bowkett seems confused by the apparent contradictions between […]

Restraining Bolts

Today I’m being driven crazy trying to print out FiloFax pages on an HP printer. Although I’ve created a PDF file of the right size, I have the right size piece of paper, and I’ve set up the paper-size in the print-driver, the printer is refusing to print because it detects a “paper size mismatch”. […]