Posted at 11:06pm on Monday, July 30th, 2007 by Andy
I’ve been tracking the Casual Gameplay competition over at Jay Is Games since it’s kick off a week or so ago (if you like some quick and dirty Flash gaming action JIG is the place for you), and they’ve finally announced the winner: Gimme Friction Baby. To be fair, it was the outstanding one from the start, although the runner up (Rerun) ain’t half bad either…
Posted at 1:15pm on Friday, July 27th, 2007 by Andy
I thank you!
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Posted at 1:10pm on Friday, July 27th, 2007 by Andy
Explained for poker players and Star Wars nerds. Marvellous.
Posted at 9:20am on Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 by Andy
The Tokyo tube map/World Wide Web mashup and the London Tube Map done right. (Thanks to Francois for introducing me to such an interesting list…)
Posted at 4:39pm on Monday, July 23rd, 2007 by Andy
Posted at 2:11pm on Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 by Andy
Posted at 1:34pm on Friday, July 20th, 2007 by Andy
Interesting thoughts on features Facebook needs to address the growing spam threat.
(and yes, I’ve joined facebook)
Posted at 1:30pm on Friday, July 20th, 2007 by Andy
The author and the Austen plot that exposed publishers’ pride and prejudice
Now, don’t get me wrong. I can understand entirely how this would have happened (if, for example, I was skimming this week’s submissions and saw someone sending me Austen, could I be arsed writing a specific rejection? Probably not). But…
It does, however, make me think of a current colleague of ours, who has written 4 novels, none of which have been accepted. Instead of getting a straight rejection, though, she has been asked to send more work (hence the 4 novels and still working with us, rather than 1 novel and an easy life in the South of France). Seems to me that as the publishing industry undergoes it’s own crisis akin to music and films getting that publishing deal is just going to get harder and harder.
No longer is the powerful debut novel enough; instead they want to see if you’ve got a series in you that they can milk for the next few years. The literary equivalent of Die Hard 4.0 or the 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th anniversary edition of Dark Side of the Moon. Oh joy.
Posted at 10:22am on Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 by Andy
I hesitated slightly before giving that title to a post, but… Hey everyone, remember to check your translations before committing to a production run.
Posted at 4:27pm on Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 by Andy
I shouldn’t really be posting more of these, but this one tickled me.