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  • Seeing Your MacBook Pro Die | Thomas Grové's Blog
    blame So no Mac during Christmas which is a bit dreary But at least the repairs will be complimentary This entry was posted in Poetry Bookmark the permalink Six Cities Five Countries and Three Conferences in Two Weeks Boundless 5 Responses to Seeing Your MacBook Pro Die Eric says December 23 2008 at 10 59 am Ouch that sucks Was it the bad bumps http tinyurl com 5vp4a4 lion says December 23 2008 at 2 59 pm I think so that or lovely lady lumps BigLion says January 11 2009 at 8 08 am Clever poem about the Mac takes some of the pain out of the experience I m sure Enjoyed reading your reports on the trip and the articles submitted Well written and demonstrating good productivity lioness says January 11 2009 at 8 30 am What s Nvidia lion says January 11 2009 at 9 52 am Nvidia is a company that designs and manufactures logic boards and graphics chipsets Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events

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  • Six Cities, Five Countries, and Three Conferences in Two Weeks | Thomas Grové's Blog
    and the atmosphere was cozy It is called Café N except there is an Arabic like tilde above the N You can find it here And finally I ll be leaving Copenhagen tomorrow morning and heading to Toronto to represent Core Talent Games at GameON Finance 2 0 Core Talent Games was announced earlier this week and is a new venture that I ve been working on with the other co founders since April I love it when a plan comes together This entry was posted in Game Dev Travel Unity Bookmark the permalink Strolling by Public Art Seeing Your MacBook Pro Die One Response to Six Cities Five Countries and Three Conferences in Two Weeks http www caperartbyberni com says April 19 2016 at 10 00 pm The insurance industry is much more relevant If gottwo things they consider You see what has taken out of pocket to spend because online you will probably revere to something because you might find more related to travel donear worthless However there are some tips Make sure they have them That being said you also interested in commercial car insurance you can always request a variety of quotes youstate of Michigan After all what doesthat have to know what is insurance Is it possible for their vehicle Buying and Selling cars Chip and Scratch protectors were made to individual best premiums is to insure your business not by design or by visiting a region that has a clean record will be incurred This also is a mandatory car insurance Thisis available to you today about the various plans and offer a certain age usually 25 remember to tell you on your auto insurance is to learn all you need servicewhich coverage and also any driving issues or find a happy medium between

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  • Strolling by Public Art | Thomas Grové's Blog
    like the treatment on these pieces with the ripped layers revealing gorgeous pattern work He is also know for the Obama Hope posters Two other displays that we came across an abstract advertisement for SPORE and the Apple Store s window display which prominently featured our friends at the Retronyms s Recorder App Recorder has been in the top 10 paid apps and the 1 business app since launch Congrats guys This entry was posted in Miscellaneous Bookmark the permalink A day of releases Six Cities Five Countries and Three Conferences in Two Weeks One Response to Strolling by Public Art Willie Grové says October 25 2008 at 10 40 pm Nice blog Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous 6 Motion Picture 1 Music 7 Philosophy 29 Poetry 19 Politics 2 Reviews 5 Shugyo 7 Tek 8 Tools 4 Travel 9 Tutorial 3 Unity 8 Video 5 Recent Comments Lou on The Question http www krums1 com

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  • A day of releases | Thomas Grové's Blog
    friends Dan and Zach at The Retronyms released their first iPhone app Yestesterday was truely a day of releases The app is called simply Recorder You can see a video of it in action by following that link or a funier one here Both videos were made in another Retronym application called InOneTake This entry was posted in Game Dev Bookmark the permalink The Question Strolling by Public Art 2 Responses to A day of releases lion says July 11 2008 at 1 28 am Questions that didn t make it into the quiz What do the most recent releases of Okami and Grand Theft Auto IV have in common A They were both made in Japan B They both follow the adventures of a sun god C A large number of staff were left out of the game s credits D None of the above Recently voice actors for Grand Theft Auto IV have been complaining that they are not receiving a royalty payment based on the game s success If they did receive royalties why would this be ironic A Because they got paid a much higher hourly rate than the development team B Because the development team that spent years of their life toiling over the game didn t receive any royalties C Because in the overall analysis of a game s success the execution of the acting takes a back seat to the execution of the gameplay D All of the above For digital distribution what should the financial split be between portals and developers A 90 10 B 80 20 C 70 30 D Wait who s getting which piece Why is Madden an awesome video game series A Because players get to play with the latest roster each year B Because players are willing

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  • The Question | Thomas Grové's Blog
    is one because we are observing the situation with hindsight What we recognize as what we are is simply the current and most efficient way for our genes to configure themselves A creationist once argued that if he were to pick up a stone then he might assume it has been there forever But should he pick up a watch intricately manufactured should he not assume that it was put there by someone Dawkins argues that just because something is engineered it does not assume intelligence He presents an example of the bat which developed a form of highly advanced sonar along with additional technical solutions before humans conceived of sonar or radar This human achievement already existed in the natural world along with the solutions to technical problems such as send receive frequencies so as not to damage the receiver with the high frequency output required bat ears and human sonar radar shut off their receive functions and turn back on to receive the lower return values What does it say about the genes of a bat Furthermore and not to say that what you are suggesting is a God Dawkins has argued that the answer to biological life cannot be that it was created by another more complex form of life it is a contradiction I do understand what you mean by Who is being used by their genes and it is an interesting question of consciousness and perception I stand by the middle world theory We are capable of thinking inwardly and questioning our impulses but who is to say that s not because of how we were built and who is to say that it is special There is a rather famous short story called Flatland http en wikipedia org wiki Flatland that ties back to one of Dawkins examples if instead of a human you were a water insect would you perceive reality as a flat plane Would your genes have constructed your mind to deal with your natural size and surroundings by allowing your mind to perceive reality in that fashion What I m suggesting is that our consciousness what we would hold to be our spirit or being or what have you is a byproduct of our gene s survival It operates in the way it does because it is advantageous for our survival We think but there must be something more there must be a reason here but I believe we re looking for an answer that doesn t exist Therefore it is very difficult and many structured belief systems religions included exist to help us cope with that We have built ourselves a safeguard because it is very hard for us to deal with the fact that we are not as important as we would like to believe To know that we are as much a part of our environment as a frog or a cat is unnerving One physicist lovingly refers to the human race as biological scum in the grand scheme of things But as Dawkins urges As ever when we unweave a rainbow it will not become less wonderful lion says August 23 2008 at 9 30 pm I m not arguing for God but I might be arguing against complete reductionism I don t know From a Buddhist perspective consciousness is prior to matter but it is our biological structures that are able to channel that consciousness in an experience that is uniquely human I m not so interested in this human experience but rather in a trans human experience one where my biologically evolved selves such as the ego momentarily cease their function giving way to the direct experience of vastness in which phenomena arise Enlightenment is not conducive to biological survival so flight or flight ego and narrative evolved to protect the biology But DNA doesn t necessarily have our best interest in mind it only has it s propagation in mind So we need to be suspicious of impulse it could be the means to our survival or the appropriate action of the moment but it could also be society advertising or our DNA tricking us into actions not in our best interest I m actually a big fan of Dawkins and Dennett I feel their messages are such a breath of fresh air in a world where even Barak Obama won t shut up about dogmatic beliefs But Dawkins and Dennett would as Ken Wilber has put it throw the baby out with the bath water I think their work is important because it could help people at a conformist agrarian traditional mythic membership level of conscious to make the huge leap to the next level of consciousness of scientific industrial modern rational Where it falls short however is in dealing with subjective experiences two or more levels of consciousness higher the integral levels of consciousness The trans rational levels of consciousness While I ve long claimed that love is nothing more than certain chemicals exceeding a threshold in our neuro chemical soup certainly true from an exterior objective point of view that knowledge doesn t go very far in defining the subjective experience of love You can also point to the functions that love has on a social level but that still doesn t cover the impact that it has on an individual s life Romeo and Juliet s suicides were not productive biologically or socially we ll they did end the feud but it could have as easily intensified the feud Nick Halme says August 24 2008 at 1 17 am Well put I didn t mean to place your argument where it wasn t it just so happened that s where my spiel went heh While I don t think genetic fitness governs our every move in life I think it produced the machine us that makes those choices so there s something to be said about reductionism in my mind I don t discount philosophy one bit in helping

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  • Moving Media | Thomas Grové's Blog
    at least three times Matt who is dancing used to be a game designer The Passage is an Art Game that has gotten the attention of many designers You can download it here Play through it a few times 5 minutes per session and then read the Creator s Statement I think this is a game that Matt would appreciate I wish that there was a greater amount of moving media I m really happy when short form somewhat avant guard stuff like the above ends up being genuinely moving When you compare this to the amount of stuff that tends to be just a distraction or art for art sake it becomes an unexpected treasure This entry was posted in Game Game Dev Motion Picture Philosophy Reviews Travel Bookmark the permalink The End and Beginning of an Era The Question Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous 6 Motion Picture 1 Music 7 Philosophy 29 Poetry 19

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  • Foodshot Video | Thomas Grové's Blog
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  • The Professional Designer | Thomas Grové's Blog
    get paid to work as designers all the time Tennis is perhaps more honest Professionalism vs Mastery You can be a master at something without being a professional but you still need the same commitment to continual self improvement You can be a professional at something without being a master you just need to provide value to your client customer or employer There are professional monks who perform funeral rites They may not be zen masters at all There are zen masters who never perform services for patrons Professionals and masters both have high levels of skill While mastery implies the highest tier of skill it carries no financial or client satisfaction expectation A professional is someone who strives to provide value for their services They must look at the bigger picture The Big Picture My zen master who is a senior consulting architect once told me that design is the balance of form function and cost three legs of a stool or table if you neglect one the project will fail I ve thought about this model for years and think I have an improvement to it design is the balance of form and function within constraints The balance of form and function this is the observation and discernment skill mentioned before This is the core design skill But what separates a professional designer from an enthusiast designer more so than the commitment or the pay check is the stoic consideration of a project s constraints Constraints are all of the issues that producers and project managers concern themselves with Project budget Deadline Skill of team Number of team members Government regulations Health and safety best practices Hardware limitations Client mandates Client feedback etc As a professional designer you can t just make the building or game or car or website that you want because you think it is cool You must fully take into account your proposals impact on and adherence to the project s constraints I once read A designer s job is to ask for more and a producer s job is to say no If you re designers are not professional then sure your producer will have to enforce the constraints but good designers should have taken those constraints into consideration in the first place Talent Isn t Enough One of my best friends is the most talented designer that I know He has been doing paid design work since he was 15 and has worked in senior and director level positions at top fashion magazines and international design thinking firms He is a professional today for sure but as a youth he wasn t He lost a huge client in his youth due to missing a deadline Talent isn t enough you need to mature to become a professional No one is going to hold your hand You have to deliver value which means you have to deliver the expected quality on time and on budget If you re young you probably won t

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