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I have infinity words for you Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers Developers... ...

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Link: Life and #LIPA after Sandy Sad read about NY electricity not coming back http://bit.ly/SSKBz2 ...

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SF folks want to see Jejune Institute Movie Nov 9? Do I know you? And do you want to see The Institute, a mockumentary about the Jejune Institute? Do you want to see it at San Francisco's Roxie Theater on Nov 9 (a Friday)? I kinda want to see it. But...

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Link: Where Else? / exploring nonchalance It's a really good write-up of the Nonchalance/Jejune Institute Game. It's a Cardhouse product. That means it's written by someone who's a lot closer to the Nonchalant wavelength than I am; and also ...

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Book Report: The Vanishing Violin It's another YA puzzle-mystery featuring the Red Blazer Girls. (You might vaguely remember that I read the first book in the series a while back. This time, the puzzlehunt story is a bit more believa...

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animated gif zombocom logo The internet is not yet complete; there are still gaps. For example, today I tried to find an animated GIF of the zombo.com animated "flower" logo and couldn't find it. So I made one (with some bla...

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People kvetch about ineffective government nowadays, but I just read this report of the 1880 legal case UNITED STATES v. THIRTY-TWO BARRELS OF DISTILLED SPIRITS and the distilled spirits won. It's c...

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The voice of Wikipedia. Each article written by people writing about what they care about most. The precise language of controversies tiptoed around. The earnestness. You might think you could rob...

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Headlamp Ideas? I lost the triclops headlamp. I need a replacement. I look like a dork when I wear a headlamp; the triclops headlamp was an effort to push the dorkiness so far that it came out the other side to awe...

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Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere, Sharing Space After the playtest on Saturday, we walked and talked with Debbie. We talked about the Jejune Institute, which Debbie and Sunshine had played; the rest of us had not. I'd seen mention of Jejune on C...

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Lowell Darling: coherent correspondent It's election season—not just in the UK. There's an election coming up in California. I'm looking over the voting materials, and one name stands out: Lowell Darling. He is, as you no doubt ...

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Last-minute improvised Mystic Fish Hat I can't find my usual Team Mystic Fish hat, so I jury-rigged this. ...

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Link: Kung-Fu CB Mamas on Wheels vs. the Aztec Motorcycle Wrestling Nuns Happy National Poetry Month, USA people! Perhaps my proudest poetic month was when I constructed the couplet The Kung Fu CB Biker Mamas and the Aztec Wrestling Nuns Lined up along the freeway...

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Book Report: Casanova book one: Luxuria This comic book made no sense. It feels kinda plot-holish. You find out that the main character can make guns fall apart through mysteeeeerious powers, but earlier he didn't seem to use this power ...

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Book Report: The Eyre Affair This book is set in a parallel universe. In this universe, mad science reigns. People care about literature! There are vampires! It's all different from our universe! And yet somehow similar! Y...

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Glossing my Twits: 2HB Seth Godin recently blogged "If you've got 140 characters to make your point, the odds are you are going to be misunderstood (a lot)." I'm not really surprised that I get questions about my twitter i...

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Book Report: Singularity Sky My cousin goes to school in Washington D.C. He was talking with some Washington D.C. bloggers. Except that they don't call themselves bloggers. Why not? Because they're in Washington D.C. and "blog...

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Book Report: Invisible Cities I am back from Los Angeles. I have seen more art museums recently than... than is perhaps healthy. The stench of artsy-fartsiness clings to me still. I'm digging out from underneath a backlog of e...

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Follow-up: SFZero Suggestion Box You may recall that last month, I stumbled onto a suggestion box on Waller and Steiner streets. This suggestion box, as it turned out, was part of a game. This game, SF0, is a sort of mutual-dare c...

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Not-Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere, but especiially at Waller and Steiner On my way back home from the library, I encountered a nicely-made suggestion box at the Northeast corner of Waller and Steiner. Signage encouraged passers-by to write suggestions on index cards and ...

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Book Report: Halting State This book, a science fiction novel by Charles Stross, is pretty funny. In the first act, there is a claymore. There is a heist in a computer game. There is electronic security. There are some hol...

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Book Report: Poor George Apparently Bernd Becher, industrial site photographer, died last week. Dammit. I would prefer that tragedies be restricted to fiction, please. Poor George is bleak. Nobody knows why they do the th...

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Link: 200 ways to represent words or a message Not exactly puzzlehunt-related... Someone brainstormed 200 ways to represent words or a message: ... 41. classic do you like me, do you love me, maybe note. 42. New car sticker 43. Error message 4...

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Book Report: the Girl Who Talked The other day I picked up a handful of mini-comics by Daniel Merlin Godfrey. "The Girl Who Talked" was my favorite, but they were all good. "The Girl Who Talked" is an interview with a girl who was...

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Link: Hello Kitty BE@RBRICK iPod Looking at ads for these toys made me imagine Hello Kitty hanging out with some BE@RBRICKs. "Sometimes I wish I had a mouth." "Some of us have mouths. Most of us do not." "How are we even having t...

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