Archive for January, 2013

I’ve got a piece entitled “Look and Feel” in preparation. I deliberately pre-announced it as a way of forcing myself to finish it off. However, the idea hinges on the difference between visual and “kinesthetic”(visceral/tactile/proprioceptive) thinking, and so might require me to talk about neurolinguistic programming. To be honest, I’ve had more than my fill of non-religiously spiritual waffle just recently, so I think I’ll give it a miss—for the time being, at least.

So instead, I’m going to talk about something completely different. I’m going to talk about cynicism.

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Free ideas

To lighten the mood for the New Year, I’ve got a few suggestions for anyone who wants them. Make of them what you will.

  • Career Freelance café consultant. (Probably not very lucrative, but might be quite pleasant nonetheless.)
  • Song title “Martin Amis fought the cliché and the cliché won”.
  • Album title “The Afterbirth of Cool”. (Might be suitable for noodling jazz-rock types.)
  • Exam questionInteractive fiction is gamified narrative.” Discuss.
  • Meme Lolkits: suitably captioned portraits of Kit Marlowe. Bonus points for remembering that he died in an argument about a bar bill (the “reckoning”).
  • Software methodology article “The Look and Feel of Technical Meetings”. My next planned post might expand on that, a bit.

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