November 20, 2005
September 21, 2005
September 17, 2005
The new Nintendo Revolution controller is rightly getting lots of buzz. I think the controller and the way it will influence gameplay is fantastic, both for hardcore gamers looking to play first-person shooters with the responsiveness of the keyboard/mouse configuration of a PC, and for casual gamers wanting to have a virtual fishing rod in their hands. However, the radical design may be commercial suicide. Porting games from others systems to Revolution will be very difficult for developers, and as we all know, it’s not about the technology of the system, it’s about the games you can play on it. Nintendo shouldn’t be alienating more developers from their consoles at this point. They’ve already lost too many to Sony and Microsoft.
September 15, 2005
Good God. Windows Vista still looks like a train wreck, but this 40-minute demonstration video of MS Office 12 has me as excited as when I first discovered Photoshop, Dreamweaver, or Firefox. Office 12 might be the best Microsoft product ever. And just when Open Ofice was catching up, too… damn. :-)
I actually worked on a PC case today so poorly designed I would have had to remove the entire motherboard to swap a hard drive from the HD bay. If you’d asked me yesterday if it was possible to design a case this way, I’d have said no. Trust me, it can be done, if you’re really smart and really want to piss off your customers. Fuck you, HP.