Stefan Hayden

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Remnants of Skystone is a flash based MMO that also happens to be steampunk… sweet. There is a lot of talk about flashed based MMOs lately and I’m kind of excited about them as hopfully they need less time then WoW to play. Lila Dreams is another one I’ve been following.

Things I Hate About Vista: Part 1

Un-kindness to developers: Internet Explorer 7 script debugger stops IE7 from doing anything. IE completely freezes.

Pretty fucking ridiculous: “women serving in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq.

Planet B-Boy Trailer

a movie with just the good parts of stomp the yard.

I fall for something every year but if this is real then it’s the worst logo redesign in the history of the world.

Ted Mosby is a Jerk

The Spitzer Scandal Explained By 3-Year-Old

More edited then the Darth Vader one but still amusing.

The auto update plugin feature in wordpress 2.5 is awesome. Webapps are starting to get much closer to desktop apps.

Interesting Google talk on privacy. Not sure if there are any good answers here but it’s interesting to note that in England if there is an assumption of privacy between people then that will hold up in court unlike the US.

Comment Disemvowelling

Yeah Hooray for amusing comment policy for trolls at BoingBoing.

Q. All the vowels have disappeared from a paragraph I wrote! What’s going on?

A. We did it. Someone (a moderator, one of the Boingers) was expressing displeasure at your remarks. The technique is called disemvowelling. It deprecates but does not delete the remark. With work, the disemvowelled text should still be readable.

I didn’t even know I wanted election fanfic but clearly I do.

How to Make a Proper Muxtape. Mine is here: http://sthayden.muxtape.com/

Sex and flirting in Japan.

Sunlight Is The Best Disinfectant

Gary V is right about how technology is making it harder to be two faced in any way. These days if you’re famous for being two faced people will start their own blog for you.

Today this is good for consumers as companies can not hide bad practices. In the end I think it will be good for people as they will also have to think more about how they act and treat others. For people it sounds good but who knows the hidden consequences. I know danah boyd has spoken out against this and has done a lot of research in how we speak differently to different groups of people. It’s interesting to read about how television changed politics so radically. Teens especially act and talk differently as they try and define their own personality.

I think things might seem the worst now at the transition then later at the end. Now as some people are more public then other there will be people getting fired for publicly saying the wrong thing or having the wrong pictures up. Over time though as every one levels out to having the same amount of information available certain scandals become less scandalous.

At the very least it will be interesting to see how this plays out over my entire life. My generation is the first to deal with it but it’s hardly going to be the generation that deal with it the best. In the end I think it will all work out and become at least a small net positive if not a large one.

Rick Astley has aged well. He looks a lot better then he did when he was younger.