Category Archives: linguistics

language-creation for worlds, study of naming practices for them

I’m Definitely ‘Learning Python the Hard Way’. And I like it.

The first time I tried learnpythonthehardway, it was three years ago at least, and I skimmed it – well, not skimmed, exactly; I did read the entire site/book.  But it felt too daunting and time-consuming at the time to do the exercises, … Continue reading

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Other Thoughts on My Games: Especially Interactive Fiction, Interactive Storytelling, and Integration

Interactive fiction is a phrase my husband keeps using to stand for the type of games I’ve been producing so far.  Interactive storytelling on the other hand is where I want to end up.  Now, the former of these irritated me no … Continue reading

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Utilizing Talent, Working at Ability, Despairing Over Both, and LEARNING FROM IT

Here’s the general breakdown of talent in our house: Me: writing, worldbuilding, drawing, languages, cooking Husband: programming, music composition, editing, technical writing, cooking So we kind of ended up breaking down “Nikria’s Menace” work into well, the stuff we each … Continue reading

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More on Marketing, Networking, and Nerves

a little chaotic today mentally:( I managed to sort-of focus on work some – did a little more work on the blog/page. I know I want to eventually have actual cover pics for all the stories (and ebook(s) that are/will … Continue reading

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if, while, for, &s, my_stuff, and so on

So, my husband and I started last week a very good lecture series from MIT about computer science using Python as the example language.  Still at it this week.  My favorite is still the “Tower of Hanoi” lecture where the … Continue reading

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Uncharted Waters

For this new game, I’m having to go where I really hadn’t before.  You think you know Greece?  Nuh-uh.  The stuff I got taught back in school barely touched on it at all; teachers seemed more interested in the “beginning … Continue reading

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Real Brain Training

It’s been a slow week work-wise; the weather is going all over the place, with a lot of rain and thunderstorms.  So, focusing on programming hasn’t been my strong suit lately.  I’ve gotten a tiny bit of that done, just … Continue reading

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