Ariel’s Existing Situation Avoids excessive effort and needs roots, security, and peaceful companionship. May be physically unwell, in need of gentle handling and considerate treatment. Ariel’s Stress Sources Wishes to be independent, unhampered, and free from any limitation or restriction, other than those which he imposes of himself or by his own choice and decision. … Continue reading

Notes from The Art of Game Design, Chapters 5-8

Let’s remember that design is solving a problem, not being artistic for the sake of beauty. What is the problem we are trying to solve?  What assumptions are we working with? When is the problem considered solved? When solving a problem, more iterations = a better solution. The spiral model (similar to Agile): Basic Design … Continue reading

Notes from The Art of Game Design, Chapters 1-4

Purpose The game designer is crafting an experience where the player can control the pace and sequence of events, unlike in a movie. In a game, there is an element of play- manipulation that indulges curiosity. Games are: entered willfully have goals have conflict have rules can be won or lost are interactive are challenging … Continue reading

An absolutely phenomenal description of Sagittarius that hits it right on the spot for me: The Archer November 23 to December 21 Optimistic and freedom-loving Jovial and good-humored Honest and straightforward Intellectual and philosophical On the dark side…. Blindly optimistic and careless Irresponsible and superficial Tactless and restless LIKES: Traveling, Getting to the heart of the matter, Freedom, Laws … Continue reading

Write More Good by Wayne Geyer

(from How magazine, June 2009) In this article, we’ll look at four ways to improve your copywriting: defining a message; translating that message into headlines that push beyond puns; writing simple body copy for an ad; and editing your client’s copy for clarity and style. This of the process of defining a message as a … Continue reading

Business Intelligence – from Wikipedia

Business intelligence (BI) refers to skills, technologies, applications and practices used to help a business acquire a better understanding of its commercial context. Business intelligence may also refer to the collected information itself. BI technologies provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting, OLAP, analytics, data … Continue reading

Emerson: Self-Reliance – Introduction (On politics)

(these are the words of Richard Whelan) A person who is wise and virtuous, loving, sincere, honorable, self-reliant, self-disciplined, generous, and nonviolent acts responsibly and reasonably, and does what need to be done. He or she is capable of governing himself or herself, not only morally but also politically. That conclusion was taken for granted … Continue reading