2013 May 22, 3:10 2012 Feb 29, 3:05
I've been working on the Glitch Helperator. It is a collection of tools and things I've put together for Glitch. It has a few features that I haven't seen elsewhere including:
A notebook in which you can save information about interesting streets and later use it to find your way back to them.
Find out how old your Glitch is and the date of your next birthday in Glitch time or Earth time.
API Update History
A history of changes to the streets, skills and achievements of Glitch noting when new ones are added and when existing ones are changed.
It also has an interactive skill tree, find nearest feature tool, and achievement display. If you play Glitch, check it out.
2011 Jun 20, 2:25
I knew it was a game but still felt bad war-dialing and otherwise messing around in there. What if I accidentally find a way out? "Telehack is the most interesting game I've played in the last
year... a game that most users won't realize is a game at all. It's a tour de force hack — an interactive pastiche of 1980s computer history, tying together public archives of Usenet newsgroups, BBS
textfiles, software archives, and historical computer networks into a multiplayer adventure game." Also, see all the accounts of people finding their teenage selves in the game.
2010 Sep 1, 12:42
Christopher Lloyd will voice Doc Brown in the Back to the Future game series
2010 Apr 1, 2:42
game in a URL piece.
2010 Jan 15, 6:03
The derivation of the word Zork.
2009 Dec 11, 9:00
"Organizers for the 15th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (IFComp 2009), a contest centered around short text adventures lasting under two hours, recently announced this year's winners: Rover's
Day Out, Broken Legs, and Snowquest."
2009 Oct 16, 5:34
A few shots of the Hand From Above's internals. It messes with street passers-by on a giant video screen
2009 Sep 29, 10:26
Zork walkthrough as song works pretty well actually.
2009 Aug 11, 8:18
Choose Your Own Adv. classics on your cell! "But in 2006, the brand was reborn when Chooseco, LLC relaunched the series with reprints of classic adventures as well as new stories. They have also
expanded into new areas ... adventures on the iPhone ..."
2009 Aug 11, 5:21
"Michael Niggel took a look at Journey Under the Sea, and mapped out all possible paths. It turns out that death and unfavorable endings are in fact much more likely than the rest."
2009 Aug 3, 8:30
"The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day." I enjoy the graph animation when switching between different groups.
2009 Jul 31, 6:09
An interactive touchable table to help you browse and select fonts.
2009 Jul 20, 11:40
"My interactive media project this semester is about the augmentation of the classic communication medium business card... what came to my mind pretty quickly was Augmented Reality." Ever since I saw
those AR things you print out I've wished they were based completely off of QR codes that would tell the client app where to download the 3D scene to project.
2009 Jun 29, 4:19
I've looked at my web server logs previously to see if anyone had used my Web Frotz Interpreter and until recently didn't realize that awstats (the web server log report generator) was truncating the query from my URL, so I couldn't tell that anyone was actually using
it. But after grepping the logs manually I've pulled out the URLs of visitor's text adventure sessions. If you'll recall, my Web Frotz Interpreter stores the game state in the
URL so its easy to see user's game states in the web server logs.
I've put some of the links up on the Web Frotz Interpreter page. Some of the interesting ones:
2009 Apr 23, 4:46
Some lovely data visualizations. Is their Crimespotting visualization supposed to look like the map interface from GTA3SA? "Since 2001, Stamen has developed a reputation for beautiful and
technologically sophisticated projects in a diverse range of commercial and cultural settings."
2009 Apr 3, 11:40
"'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information." The page
is a lot easier to read with styling turned off. Actually, skip the text just watch the TED video.
2008 Nov 7, 4:06
'A live "drawing on whiteboard" version [of pong], mixing electronics with the joy of drawing on, wiping off and repositioning your playing bat. Check it out, thrill to the high-speed action and grin
at the ultimate use of a whiteboard: so much better than the usual business drivel that gets drawn on them.'
2008 Jun 11, 12:18
The TED sphere has all the TED videos on the surphace of a sphere ordered by their relationships to one another.
2008 May 3, 1:01