Gaming, thinking and filing
We're back and this week on the podcast I have a nice way to get out of an old habit for the new year, a deeper look into gaming and inspiration from a coder who is half my age or less.
Youth - coming for you with their innnovation
Stop spamming yourself
One of my particular bad habits is a form of spamming myself. From my phone or mobile device I often end up emailing a link to myself to dig up later. This of course ensures that I have an inbox that even the best filing clerk would blanch at and that I have trouble getting through it all.
It looks as though I am not the only one. Josh Gross is the chap behind Hopper - which is something that may help to save me from the habit of spamming myself. Josh explained how and why he chose to build the drag and drop or cut and paste application.
I would guess maybe not too much as gaming is often a nice light way to pass the time. However, if you're not into thinking hard about gaming, then rest assured that there is a group of people who are doing this for you with some surprising and very interesting results.
Dr Olli Leino is an assistant professor at the city University of Hong Kong school of creative media where he teaches games studies and new media theory. He explained the Game Philosophy Initiative and we talked more about the organisation's forthcoming event.
Hands up if you wish that the philosophy of gaming was available as a course when you were at University?
Yeah, thought so.
Well, that's all we have time for this week, but of course on the various and assorted channels, you can get in touch about pretty much anything electrical or web related that you like.
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