Like everyone, the holiday season is very, very busy for me. Without real access to a computer, I'm rather limited in my blogging options. However, I've had access to an incredible new invention: paper!
So, yeah, I've got some essays ready for whoever still has me on feed. Unfortunately, they need transcribin'. And re-writin'. And a dose of wacky hijinks.
Later today I will give you an essay on how limiting choice enhances agency, and how that relates to social games and MMORPGs. Normally I'd just write it instead of announcing it, but I wanted to make a few simple announcements:
1) Soon I'll have a little more time to follow my favorite persuits. That is to say, ivory tower theory and programming little games. That means more posts to this contraption.
2) I have some new equipment and a backlog of ideas the size of the mooooooon. So, yeah, I'm looking forward to getting back to it.
3) There is no number three, there is only Zuul.
4) What's up with Sid Meier's Railroads? I can't install it! I get "autorungui.dll is missing or corrupt". But no matter what I do (including installing autorungui.dll), autorungui.dll is ALWAYS missing. Apparently, it happens with a couple other games to a couple other people, none of whom have figured out how to fix it.
Anybody know what's up with that?