Author Archives: The Internaut

Plot. How I See It and Other Rambles.

Dungeons & Dragons, the grandfather of all roleplaying games, celebrates its 40th birthday this year! I can’t well think of a better way to incorporate and express all the wonderfully creative aspects of gaming and storytelling than the campaigns born … Continue reading

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So You’re a Hitman? Cool. A Look Back at Léon: The Professional

Léon: The Professional, directed by Luc Besson is a movie I remember first watching over a decade and a half ago on network TV – a young me thought it was the best thing I’d ever seen: a hitman dropping … Continue reading

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Designing for Youth – Making Games for Players Under 14

…in general when dealing with younger people, he simply thinks of them as adults with a lot less experience. Check out this video from the YouTube channel Extra Credits for one whirlwind analysis of designing games for children.  From the … Continue reading

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6.00x: Weeks 5-8 and Final

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Summer is here and in the spirit of this season of activity, I’m picking up where I left off in my 6.00x Intro to Computer Science … Continue reading

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6.00x: Debugging, Assertions and Exceptions, and Quiz Week 4

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Week 4 in the 6.00.1x course started with some general background on the history and process of “debugging.” Legend has it that Harvard’s old Mark II … Continue reading

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6.00x: Recursion and Objects Week 3

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series This week in 6.00.1x focused on two lectures that introduced the ideas of recursion and objects in programming.  In the case of recursion, a number of … Continue reading

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6.00x: Simple Algorithms and Functions Week 2

This post is part of the 6.00x Intro to Computer Science and Programming series Highlights From Week 2 After an introductory week of defining key Python syntax, binary notation, and type properties, week 2 of MITx’s 6.00x course jumped right … Continue reading

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