How Fate/Zero Should Have Ended

Fate/Zero parody/fan fiction. Spoilers, obviously. Spoilers? Spoilers, spoilers. Gas leaks! The scene: As Emiya and Kiri fight to the death, the grail summoning is completed. As the victor of the war, Emiya is pulled into a reality marble. The grail, appearing to him in the form of his…

The Setup

I enjoy reading The Setup. Who are you, and what do you do? I'm @JamesGecko, and I do web development. Right now it's mostly PhoneGap and Ruby on Rails stuff. What hardware do you use? My non-work home machine is a gaming desktop I assembled for cheap on Black Friday…

Illuminator

Some people like scary games. I'm not really an Amnesia: Dark Descent kind of guy. My favorite horror game is this little bugger, Illuminator, which I pull up every Halloween. It's from a project on the TIGSource forums called Action 52 Owns. It looks like this: Let's talk about why…

Dark Souls 3DS

Nintendo announced a new version of the 3DS with more buttons about a week after I wrote the bulk of this. Ah, well. It's still an interesting exercise. What would Dark Souls look like if it was on the first generation Nintendo 3DS? Attack and defense controls The 3DS has…

A DRM of One's Own

I have all these DRM-free ebooks, and I like to loan them out. This is an action I often do with physical books. But my mechanism for doing so with ebooks is pretty crude. It's basically sending someone a copy of the book and saying "Here's a thing, delete it…

How to Con: Optimizing Happiness at Your First Convention.

Form a party Cons are more enjoyable when you have people to enjoy them with. Unfortunately, navigating crowded areas gets difficult in a large party, and people start going every which way in groups of five or more. But large parties are fun! I recommend an optimum party size of…