I won't say too much about it, other than I played it about a year ago (after Danielle Riendeau recommended it on an episode of Idle Thumbs), and it's stayed with me for a long time since then. I really recommend it, though take note of content warnings on the website.
Writing this report was one requirement of the travel grant which let me attend this conference. Having written and hyperlinked it up, I thought I'd post it in case it would be of interest to anyone. At least check out the videos!
Continue reading "OHBM 2016"
Everything about the subject of this article is mind-numbingly awful.
The NSA have apparently built an artificial intelligence which sifts through mass-surveiled metadata of Pakistani civilians to compile a kill list, which is then executed on by America's fleet of death squads and flying robots. Continue reading "The NSA are evil idiots"
Now that I have a more professional website, I wanted to include on it a list of publications. It took me a while to figure out a "good" way to do this, and many things I tried didn't work, so here's the solution I eventually settled on.
Maybe it can help you too! Continue reading "Embedding a Bibtex publication list in a website with PHP"
I'm perpetually embarrassed by the things I write my name uniquely identifies me on most search engines, I have made caiwingfield.net more basic and professional, and moved my shame here, to cai.zone.
.htaccess redirects should ensure old links still work, but please let me know if they don't.
These started as innocuous doodles which accidentally ended up showing the beauty and fascination in mathematics, but eventually became more elaborate and specific.
Things like this:
In this series she describes hexaflexagons. Watch 'em.
I love people making weird instruments out of weird things. Here’s an organ made out of a matrix of mechanical floppy drives.
You can read more about it on Ars Technica.
I always thought of Gitaroo Man as a somewhat obscure game, so it makes me happy to read other people who also hold it dear. Reading Eurogamer’s retrospective brought to mind an early episode of Michael Abbot’s podcast where he revisits Gitaroo Man, and has some kind words to say.
It’s nice that those who remember this game regard it with such affection.
I never had a PS2, and never owned Gitaroo Man. But I have extremely fond memories of playing late into the night with a particular group of friends, handing off between songs, working our way up to attempting S-ranks on hard on all songs (something I witnessed, but never managed). Very evocative of a particular time in my youth. The soundtrack hasn’t left my playlist since.