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Gianfranco Berardi
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On encouraging curiosity.
As a child, I consumed information around me. When I discovered a topic existed, such as the Pacific Theater of World War II or how to creat
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On the difference between theory and experience.
Yesterday at the day job, a coworker and I were discussing coding challenges. He was talking about how he came across one that, even though
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On how failure is part of success.
Yesterday while listening to an audiobook, I learned that F. Scott Fitzgerald died thinking that his greatest work was a failure. He ear
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On where to find like-minded indie game developers in the great state of Iowa.
When I started out as an indie game developer, I found a home on the Internet. It was a set of forums dedicated not just to game development
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On how what you focus on impacts your results.
Since I am a part-time indie game developer, I am highly aware that the time I spend on game development tends to be a very significant func
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True. What I like about it is that you become aware of what your unintended results might be, and you can take steps to ensure they aren't the wrong results.

I'm always surprised by the more cynical people who almost purposefully try to produce the wrong results. "Oh, you want more hours on this project? Fine, we'll spend longer on it."
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On a good resource for beginning game designers.
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On games and their impact on a child's language abilities.
I didn't know that vocabulary is hugely important in someone's development. Children from poorer families tend to know fewer words than chil
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On a long-overdue project covering how a business can sustain itself while giving away what would otherwise be its core product.
There are always debates about business models. Years ago, everyone was saying that you should focus on Flash. Anyone who suggested Java was
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On game design books I found useful.
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On outrage debates and where you spend your time.
Social media is a great way to find out what everyone is thinking. Unfortunately, it can show the dark side of people all too easily. So
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On your right to be a bigot in America.
Another, apparently needed, reminder: the 1st amendment is about the government not being allowed to stop you from speaking your mind. You c
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On making good vs easy design choices, and their impact on your audience.
I used to have a QBasic game review site, which meant I was part of a small group of sites dedicated to playing and reviewing games made by
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Indie game developer, blogger, OJ drinker
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Indie game developer, blogger, former game reviewer, GNU/Linux enthusiast
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Des Moines
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Melrose Park - Chicago
As a software developer, I spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computer, and while I try to remember to get up and stretch, sometimes my hips start feeling tight along with my shoulder on my mousing arm. If it gets really bad, walking becomes difficult, and my back starts to get tight as my body tries to compensate. Twice I've gone in to East Village Spa due to such tightness and each time I came out feeling much, much better.
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