todo - make a proper page
I was going to do this big post on Minecraft, explaining what it is and why everyone should be playing it. But I haven't been in the writing mood, and only the playing mood, so I've only collected a lot of notes.
But today the traffic became so bad that the server was brought to its knees. I think it's a popularity issue, but let's ask Google Trends to make sure:
A procedurally generated survival game with shitty graphics, which became popular because it was first-to-market and took advantage of nostalgia.
Unfortunately, Minecraft was never completed and the author fucked off with the money to make another game. Even with extraordinary success, the author didn't make good on promises and the game was never finished.
I loved this game, and even bought it twice to support the developer, but because it was Java it would bring a computer to its knees. Being sold out to Microsoft (for their upcoming virtual reality stuff I'd bet) was bafflingly insulting.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACK2CZ0Qu-Q (private)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-PnxRWTu-U (private)
Her early writings reveal the path to her indoctrination.
EDIT: A number of the Unity Linux developers have added comments. I forgot a few things, and there are some great additions. Be sure to read the comments for a more full picture of what's been going on!
Ok, so I haven't been writing here at all. Why? Well because I have too many different "systems" out there which each get a piece of my attention. So sometimes one of those systems suffers.
I do actually have 40-50 people a day who read something within this blog. While that isn't the quarter million a month from the good old days it's still some people who might care. Or not, I don't actually know. There's no real social aspect to blogging like it seems to exist elsewhere. Well that's something I'll ponder over sometime later. I'm antisocial anyways, so it's low priority.
So seeing as there is at least "some value" in this place, I really should be thinking about it more often. So that's why I'm back and why I'm writing this.
I suppose I may as well do one of my huge essay pieces, since there is just so much background which would need to be understood for a reader to actually "get" what I'm going to try to get across.