For a while now, I've been playing the online game World of Warcraft ("WoW"). Come to think of it, I've been extremely unproductive in anything that's important to me in life because of this game. Hmm.
But my habit of searching and reviewing has stayed with me. One of the things which attracted me to this game in the first place is the possibility to customize the game client (Forum: UI and Macros). Since it is impossible to create one interface which is universally acceptable, it is extremely good to allow developer customization.
WoW's producer, Blizzard Entertainment, completely failed at a number of things. These things needed to be programmed by the community for them. This kindof cheezes me off, but at least it's possible. There are also a number of things which are difficult or downright annoying to accomplish, which sucks.
So what I've been working on for a long time has been the constant review of various AddOns. I think it's time I start writing up a bunch of reviews of them and also some articles on other WoW-related things.
Oh, and when I said that one of the things that attracted me was user development.. the other thing that attracted me was that WoW is basically a GUI-MUD. Scripting for various telnet clients and with various programming languages for games was a whole lot of fun. Looking back at a the code I churned out, it's mindboggling what I was capable of doing. For example, I can't even remember anything about Tcl, but I do remember bumping into fundamental limitations. Fun.