Notes from the Library

Sep 2012

Fri, 28 Sep 2012

Last night I bought into the Prison Architect alpha and I spent some time playing around today. It's not really playable, to be honest: I found my orders being ignored rather often which meant I couldn't get stuff built so my prisoners started rioting. I also had a lot of escapes; I didn't really build my entrance way securely enough. Looking forward to losing a lot of hours to this once it is finished…

So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship. —Dostoevsky

I don't know the context for this so I might be misinterpreting it, and I would replace 'someone' with 'something', then it is spot on. I find my thoughts running, "well, at least there is truth here" when considering some institution, (often historical) individual or piece of writing, over and over and over again.

Thu, 27 Sep 2012

슈퍼주니어 & 소녀시대SEOUL(서울)뮤직비디오(MusicVideo)

Want to go back :(

Wed, 26 Sep 2012

Inside the Gaijin Dungeon at Narita Airport in Japan | Globalite Magazine

Came across some months back but the author had blanked the page, so I couldn't link to it here. It's not clear that he's a credible source, but information in this article from the Economist suggests that it's probably coming from the right direction. I find the issues chilling.

The Problem With The Big Bang Theory… | Shouting Into The Void

I've never seen an episode of The Big Bang Theory, but I thought this piece had some interesting things to say—about the show, its audience, and about the class of people the piece is appealing to.

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