Ramblings of a Professional Computer Geek

January 4, 2010

How to Destroy the Book

Filed under: Open Source,Uncategorized — Padma @ 2:13 pm
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Okay, it’s not strictly about computers, but any geek who isn’t concerned about copyright doesn’t deserve the sobriquet of ‘geek’.

Back in November, Cory Doctorow (you don’t know Cory Doctorow? For shame) delivered a speech to librarians, authors, publishers, educators, and students as part of Canada’s National Reading Summit. (more…)

September 26, 2009

Calling All Dawns

Filed under: Uncategorized — Padma @ 3:22 pm
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Okay, this one is not about computers, directly.  The only link I can claim is that the composer of this new album also composed the award-winning Baba Yetu for Sid Meier’s Civilization 4.  I was lucky enough to get a pre-release review copy of the album, and was so moved by the music that I wanted to give it a wider audience.

My review is here.

October 2, 2008

Game Companies are Becoming ‘Bazaar’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Padma @ 11:45 am
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At the Civilization Fanatics Center, there is discussion going on about the latest Civ game issued: Civilization4: Colonization.  There is much ranting and raving occurring, based on the perception of some customers that the game is ‘broken’.

I wrote most of this in response to some who argued that they didnt want to “pay to be a beta tester”. (more…)

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