Eadem mutata resurgo

September 7, 2014
by Janos
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“Well, I play a lot of video games, but I’m not a gamer as such…”

A couple of years back I had a conversation which went something like this: “So, you’re a gamer then?” “Well yes, kind of, I do play a lot of video games but I’m not a gamer as such” – which made me go “huh, why the heck did I feel the need to say it that?” Back then I wasn’t sure why I felt the need to distance myself from the term, and didn’t think much more about it. Lately, though, the reasons have become more and more clear and painfully topical.

Learning assembly and game coding  in the late 80’s.

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July 12, 2014
by Janos

Valkee Earlights – When Aggressive Marketing and Start-Up Mentality Overrode Science

The Finnish company Valkee that makes led-powered light earplugs they claim treats Seasonal Affective Disorder is in financial trouble, and I can’t say that I’m sad. I’ve been meaning to blog about them for a while, but yesterday something happened that nudged me over to make the keyboard clack on my summer holiday. So, what do I have against Finnish innovation and a potential relief for a serious ailment?


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