Entries from March 2009

GDC 2009: Day 5

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

I know, its already Tuesday, and I’m just now getting around to posting the happenings of GDC on Friday. Its been busy, cut me some slack. At any rate, Friday at GDC was like most final days of a conference: lots of people with suitcases in tow, gradually diminishing population throughout the [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 4

March 28th, 2009 · No Comments

More physics and fluid dynamics! YAY! Ok, actually less physics and fluid dynamics theory, and more on their role in game design. The first talk was How Sackboy Learned To Love Physics by Dave Smith co-founder of Media Molecule which produced the triple-award winning Little Big Planet. The talk wasn’t so [...]

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[Press Release] Poker Players Alliance Lauds New Statistical Study Showing Poker is a Game of Skill, Not Chance - PPA (03/27/09)

March 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Poker Players Alliance Lauds New Statistical Study Showing Poker is a Game of Skill, Not Chance Publish at Scribd or explore others: [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 3

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Wednesday marked the beginning of the main part of the conference, which also means that the population density surged significantly! The local cell grid also took a serious hit! Service for me was spotty all day long. 20,000 geeks all trying to hit the same cell tower all at once [...]

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[Action Alert] Poker Players: The White House Is Taking Your Questions (03/25/09)

March 25th, 2009 · No Comments

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As President Obama continues to promote his proposed budget and efforts to fix the American economy - the White House has launched an “Open for Questions” feature on www.WhiteHouse.gov. This feature allows the American people to ask questions about the economy - [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 2

March 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We’ve been very lucky this week. Its been sunny and warm every single day, and is likely to remain that way for the duration! This also means that there’s been some terrific lighting for pictures in the morning (the one time I’ve actually been free). Here’s a picture of the Moscone Center [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 1

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Spending all day in one room, one very bland room, was tough! At least the seats were comfortable. A serious letdown and change from previous GDC events was the lack of any breakfast snacks! In the past, there had been stale bagels and muffins, but this year nada. Fortunately they did [...]

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GDC 2009: Day 0

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

For the record, the Boeing 717 sucks! ok, ok, ok, probably it was just my seat that sucked, but here was the view out of my window.
All was good when I got to the hotel, though. Hotel Union Square is fantastic! Its close to everything, with an easy walk to [...]

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Important Upcoming Public Hearings to Discuss Poker Legislation in SC

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

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We need as many South Carolina poker players as possible to attend two upcoming hearings on legislation important to all South Carolina poker players.
Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell will be holding two public hearings to discuss S535 a bill that would legalize home [...]

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Ulysses Update

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments

The Ulysses spacecraft is slowly dying, but its not quite finished yet! Its demise was slated for July 1, 2008, but even without its primary X-Band transmitter whose heatsink doubles as the heater for the fuel lines, its been surviving. Here’s the latest update on the health of the only spacecraft ever to explore the […]

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