This blog is super out of date because, in short, time spent writing is time spent not doing. I’ve leveled up many times.
Here’s a 2021 list of excellent dumb things that describe or rhyme with what I am:
- Chaotic-pensive computer scientist.
- Confidence comes from base principles understanding, and doing. Not from surface level pretending.
- Soul and style engineer.
- Indie director depending on the mood.
- Business-principles-aware but impatiently so.
- 50-50 logic and feelings fueled storyteller.
- My DnD character has a ton of charisma in short and specific circumstances.
- Can totally visualize n-dimensional space, and comfortably deal with complexity.
- Proponent of egoless individuality, awareness, and interestedness.
- Half hotblooded, half coldblooded anime protagonist.
- Would-be CEO of something small and wisely disruptive.
- Having hyper awareness. - is just another way to say you get overwhelmed in social situations.
- Protopian futures lover; also pessimist futurist - those are the true optimists.
Check my portfolio for some projects and game-y things.
This page has a few things about what I encourage, do, or appreciate.
Here are some cool words:
reason, humour, imagination, talent, equal poise, flexible mindset, exponential mindset.
also, I understand base principles of many types of human work dynamics, and the Dunning Krueger Effect. TL;DR It’s like this:
Here’s what I like:
- clear but high-bandwidth input,
- juicy feedback / visuals,
- unique stimulus scapes through VR design
- liberating mechanics,
- emergent multiplayer shenanigans,
- fanbase meta social engagement,
- new ideas / approaches.
- game feel. mouth feel. (taste)
A few of the vidya I like, for reference:
|Valve stuff,||Kamyia stuff,||Shadow of the Colossus,||Psychonauts,||System Shock 2,||Gish,|
|Carmack stuff,||Mirror’s edge,||Guilty Gear,||Smash,||Legacy of Kain,||Echochrome,|
|Kojima stuff,||SureAI (eg Skywind)||Katamari Damacy,||Majora’s mask,||Thief 2,||N++ & Flat Heroes,|
|Jonathan Blow,||Riot stuff,||Jet Set Radio,||Metroid,||Gang Beasts,||AVGN Adventures,|
|Warren Spector,||Overwatch,||Beyond Good & Evil,||Jazz Jackrabbit,||Lethal League,||Skullgirls.|
Also, Titanfall 2, Watchdogs 2, Frog Fractions 2..
Here is a brief list of things I approve of:
- Making Business Personal
- Astronaut requirements == Job requirements
- John Cleese on Creativity
- Jonathan Blow on deep creativity
- Gabe Newell: Reflections of a video game maker
- John Carmack and SMU LYLE School of Engineering
- Octane Renderer for MRT light fields (VR)
- Art and Technology at Pixar
- Feng Zhu Design Cinema
- Elon Musk
- Ray Kurzweil
- Jennifer Doudna
- The Tek
- Super Best Friend Zaibatsu, Team FourStar, AVGN
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