The Greek Riots: Some Basic Facts

Hi all. I have just finished and released a video which tries to explain the origins and meaning of the riots in Greece. It’s far from perfect, but between a severe three-day headache, an unhappy cat and Pinnacle Studio bisbehaving, it’s the best I can currently do. And that’s OK …

And a thought for the new year…

Note: This was originally going to be a short post, but as you can see it turned out rather long. It’s not a full and perfectly detailed scientifc/philosophical essay about this topic. Maybe one day I’ll actually write one of those – there’s certainly enough to say. But the main …

Welcome to 2009

Looking back, 2008 was an odd year. Interesting, sure, but odd. Not exactly easy, either – but it did pass rather quickly, unlike some other years. So, here are some of the good things that I will remember: Verena and I got engaged. The month we spent in Greece was …

Review! Art! Colours! RIOTS!

The Independent Gaming Source has written a review of Desert Bridge. The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge (a name so long it breaks TIGdb) is one bloody funny adventure game. Even as a Yank, I feel I can inoffensively use the word “bloody” in …

House Gone Up In Flames

This is a fairly good article on the situation in Greece. Most of what I’ve read online is kind of annoying – a lot of it makes Greece sound very primitive, which is absurd, and also quite disturbing, in that it represents the current crisis as the result of “extremism” …

The road I must travel / Its end I cannot see

From: Obama administration begins to take shape Obama’s transition team, which will assist in assembling his cabinet, is headed by John Podesta, former chief of staff to Bill Clinton and one of Washington’s most successful corporate lobbyists. Co-chairing the transition team are Valerie Jarrett, a long-time Obama advisor, Chicago real …

Change?

So yes, Obama won. Not much of a surprise, though I won’t claim that I was entirely sure. And I can’t deny that I’m much happier that he won instead of McCain. And I also can’t deny that this is an important moment in history, and that it will have …

black is white, war is peace

Reading about the Berlusconi government’s attempts to rehabilitate fascism, I had to think once again about how society is losing its core values. We live in dangerous times: history is being rewritten as we speak, and our most basic concepts of morality are being thrown out the window. Not too …