This is basically a companion blog for my other blog, If it's not Raven, it's crap. Because I don't have enough internet trails.
Reblogged from humansofnewyork
"My mother died rather suddenly when I was eighteen. One thing that I didn’t expect was the amount of resentment I would feel. I know it’s not fair of me to put that sort of thing on other people. But when I see someone walking down the street with their mother, I feel jealous. I know their relationship is going to have its ups and downs, and it’s going to evolve, and it will have this trajectory to it that I’ll never have, and it just seems unfair. Of course I know it’s absurd to talk about fairness in the universe."
"Why is that absurd?"
"Because there’s no such thing as karma. I mean, when you’re a good person, people can sense it and they’ll reciprocate that goodness. But the universe isn’t keeping some balance by guaranteeing you a reward."
Reblogged from amyisgone
People think of all these perks, the free food, the flexible hours, as a sort of Gen Y invention, a deliberate extension of adolescence deep into the 20s. But it’s not really about that. It’s not even about squeezing extra code out of employees. It’s about fulfilling some platonic vision of how work should be: a tight-knit group of friends, pushing themselves to greatness. (via Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem - NYTimes.com)
Reblogged from alpha-beta-gamer
The Universim is a great looking new planet management game, where you’ll nurture your civilisation from stone-age, to modern age and beyond. As your civilisation progresses they’ll face challenges from animal attacks to virus outbreaks, to earthquakes and meteors. Surviving these challenges is reliant on research and new technologies, from fire to space ships.
While you will not interact directly with the population that inhabits your planet, you will be able to guide them through their development and influence their decisions for better or worse. Choices in the game extend from ending wars between cities on your planet or watching as one city destroys the other, to influencing the research path of your civilization.
The games visual style is superb, looking like Sim City set on Super Mario Galaxys worlds. With the landscape of your planet continually changing as you evolve your civilisation. You’ll even be able to explore and colonise other planets once you’ve mastered space travel.