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Bryan Mills
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Attended Arcadia University
Lived in Phoenixville, PA
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SMBC: Usually funny, sometimes brilliant.
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What people ascribe to 'lack of caring' I see as just fatigue from game developers trying to constantly do the impossible. It used to be PCs offered both the best hardware and development environment for games, but that simply isn't true anymore. The promise of supporting too diverse a hardware ecosystem (and legacy operating systems) is taking its toll.

Even Valve, a company who steadfastly clings to the PC, has spoken frankly about the problems of developing for both the PC. Depressing as it may be, the strides Sony and Microsoft have made to create dedicated (closed) platforms for games have made a huge impact on the developer world.
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So much like _why, Mark Pilgrim has decided to pack up and leave the internet (no particular reason given).

On one hand, events like this result in a giant shock to the body of the tech community. Taking away the works of Mark Pilgrim just results in a smaller pool of global information and resources for all. It does feel somewhat like someone rage-quitting: taking their ball(s) and going home.

On the other hand, I think it's laudable that someone has enough willpower and presence of mind to decide to bow out entirely, especially when it comes to asserting their right to their information and intellectual property by removing all traces of themselves.

So as much as it feels l like a giant middle finger, I think we should at least recognize that leaving the grid is a perfectly cromulent option. Otherwise, we're just being held hostage by the very tools we help invent.
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If games were cheaper and greater sales volume brought in more revenue does that mean people would be more willing to support indie games or new IP, rather than the continuous march of sequels and copycats?
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This is pretty amazing. Apparently, in 1995 Steven Moffat proposed in a Usenet post (rec.arts.drwho) a story idea for Doctor Who that he managed to weave into the story sixteen years later.
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Netflix cofounder details the time Netflix walked away from 95% of its revenue, and won BIG...

..and predicts Reed Hastings is probably doing it again:

http://marcrandolph.com/2011/09/26/did-netflix-screw-up-i-dont-think-so/
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They may have the right goal in mind, but it's the execution of the plan that will determine whether or not this was a smart move.
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Saw this yesterday. +Brian Brushwood verbalized exactly what makes it so compelling.
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Tonight, the Internet smiles upon us, for she has given us... THIS!!

Jian Sword Dancing

(seriously, here's the thing: I've said for years that Questions are always better than Answers... and this is my final thesis. Just keep watching, and consider the back narrative that led to this moment.)
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You never ceased to marvel at the relationship between technology and humanity. We'll miss you, Steve.
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Nothing like blaming your own personal shortcomings on a piece of glass and plastic. I wonder if people were 'addicted' to the radio when it first arrived the way people believed we're addicted to smartphones.

Also, I've got news for you, Sam. You're not the first person to be inspired by Walden Pond, and I'm sure the vast majority of those inspired before you found a truth more profound than the truth you found in the relationship you had with your phone.

Writing in a notebook does not enlightened make.
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I'm sharing this because while there is no real connection between the confusion involving +Todd Coleman on Twitter and Felicia Day, this is the internet and shit like this happens. God Bless.
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I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS WORKS!
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Freelance Web Developer
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  • Velir
    Front-End Developer, 2011 - present
  • Things With Pixels
    Owner / Developer, 2011 - 2012
  • Wonderful Machine
    Web Developer, 2009 - 2011
  • Merion Matters, Inc
    Front-End Developer, 2007 - 2009
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Phoenixville, PA - Abington, PA
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Internet denizen, computer programmer, Mac user, coffee drinker and nerd extraordinaire.
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  • Arcadia University
    Communications, 2002 - 2006
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