It Gets Worse

Guess what? The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies approved legislation┬álast Wednesday that cuts into the budgets of the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and various other science-related grant programs. I realize that the deficit is an issue, but we have[…]


Feynman’s Wisdom: Public Speaking

I’ve recently been reading Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr. Feynman! It’s a fantastic book, go read it now. It shows one of the greatest modern scientists, totally humanized in a down-to-earth, funny as all hell biography told through a series of anecdotes and stories from the man himself. Going[…]

Game Balance, brought to you by SCIENCE!

For a long time when thinking about game balance I fell into the trap of thinking that when something was “perfectly balanced” then all the strategies available to the player were equally viable. If they weren’t all viable, then what was the use of having those strategies available at all?[…]