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RIP, Prince Joli Quentin Kansil (Jan. 27, 1943 – Mar 27, 2023)

Apr 10, 2023

Prince Joli Quentin Kansil was a renaissance man amongst game designers. A world traveler by desire, his roots (when he planted them) were in Philippines as an English teacher. I’d like to think that his designs are the kinds of games that might have been invented by “the most interesting man in the world.” In […]

Code Riffs

Jan 6, 2023 some comments

Once upon a time I was deep into the MD/DC/VA area punk scene, and believe it or not I played in my share of bands and participated in my share of punk shows — both in the crowd and sometimes even on stage. I look back on this time fondly, but to be honest I […]

The best things and stuff of 2022

Dec 13, 2022 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2022. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 I’m releasing this year’s post early due to upcoming travel, so please hold off creating […]

The one about Lisp interactivity

Nov 10, 2022 some comments

Lisp REPLs are on the collective lips of the WWW lately and so I thought I’d add my little bit of chatter to the mix as well.1 For example, David Vujic wrote a post that fell victim to common misconceptions about what a REPL is. Slava Pestov also joined the fray when he tweeted about […]

The best things and stuff of 2021

Dec 27, 2021 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2021. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Great posts | articles | talks read/watched A Short History of Objective-C – Sadly, Brad Cox […]

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