Category Archives: Games

Adventures with a dumbphone: Chasing forest sarks

This is the third in my series of ‘Apps You Might Enjoy’, following on from my earlier posts about Morse Mania and Elevate: this one is about Duolingo, an app that was recommended to me by msjadeli. Duolingo – making … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, art, Communication, Computers and Internet, Education, Games, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Adventures with a dumbphone: Elevate — Brain Training

There’s a serious amount of dross in the ‘Play Store’, but there are some real gems in there too. My plan is to offer some thoughts about Apps You Might Enjoy; this is the second in that series, following on … Continue reading

Posted in art, Communication, Education, Games, Health | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Adventures with a dumbphone: Morse Mania

Just over a year ago, I finally joined the smartdumbphone crowd (I wibbled about my experience at the time, in case you’re interested). I’m proud of myself in that I haven’t succumbed to the urge to become a meanderthal — … Continue reading

Posted in art, Communication, Education, Games, Health | Tagged , , , , | 26 Comments

The paradox of expertise

I’ve long maintained that the deal that’s been struck by computer makers with computer users about security is very one-sided. It assumes that the user always has the nouse to deal with their end of the bargain, and that’s simply … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, Communication, Education, Games, illusion, Phlyarology | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Can anything good come from a betrayal?

Starcraft is an awesome game. But more than that, it’s a love story; one that begins with a betrayal. Sarah Kerrigan has worked hard to further the aims of Arcturus Mengsk, the Emperor of the Terran Dominion. But for some … Continue reading

Posted in art, Fantasy, Games | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wordle 443

Dampness on my left side. I put a hand to it; it felt slick. Drew it away, looked. My fingers: covered with blood. Suddenly queasy, uneasy — I sensed my body turn. The air moved slyly past me. I fell … Continue reading

Posted in art, balance, Communication, Drama, Games, Poetry | Tagged , , | 20 Comments

Puzzling over jigsaws

I’ve never really been into jigsaw puzzles; I could never see the point of them. The mother of an old friend of mine really seemed to enjoy them: I bought her a puzzle once as a gift: it was a … Continue reading

Posted in art, balance, Games, Phlyarology | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Lunar Lander

For two hundred thousand years, humanity trundled along. And then the industrial revolution happened — and things took off… I recall, as a young boy, watching the Apollo 11 Moon landing. I remember looking forward to the day when I … Continue reading

Posted in Drama, Fantasy, Games, History | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

JourneyQuest 3: Return of the Lactomancer

Yes, it makes no sense. If everything we know and love will come crashing down around us, what’s the point? Nevertheless, it has to be… 3,252 backers $254,717 pledged of $420,000 goal 3 days to go JourneyQuest 3: go back … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, crowdsourcing, Culture, Drama, Fantasy, Games, JourneyQuest, Just for laughs, Phlyarology | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Darkwood: an appeal to fear

There are these three guys in Warsaw, Poland — Gustaw, Artur and Jakub — and they call themselves ‘Acid Wizard Studio‘. They’re developing a game called ‘Darkwood’ for the PC, Mac and Linux. They need help. And I’m not talking … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, Computers and Internet, crowdsourcing, Games, Phlyarology | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments