This week, Federico and John are in San Jose attending WWDC where Federico sat down with Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering to talk about Apple’s new developer tools like Catalyst and SwiftUI, as well as iPadOS.
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In this Purist One Shot of Trail of Cthulhu (based on Call of Cthulhu and adapted from Robin Law's Gumshoe Game System by Kenneth Hite), our players find themselves in the English country town of Keswick. While they all have their reasons for being here, they aren't quite sure why this town and this place feels so familiar to them (having never been here before in their recollection). On the wall in The Blackstone Hotel, they discover a photograph from the early 1900's, which features children that look oddly like the investigators…
Keeper: Kristy Cutsforth
Dr. Michael Laws (Doctor) played by Gary Lange
Rosa Parker (Antiquarian) played by Ryan Gerts
Jonesy (Hobo) played by Kerry Cutsforth
Countess Hilary Exeter (Dilettante) played by Kimela Walker
"Dark Hallway (distressed)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
You didn’t get to watch the live interview that Jesse and I did with Ken Hite? I can’t imagine why not but if you did miss it now you can download the audio and take us with you.
Cartography of Fictional WorldsRPG Design Panelcast sml
Recorded at Metatopia 2014
Presented by Kenneth Hite, Hal Mangold & Mark Richardson
Learn from a panel of veteran cartographers and game designers the techniques they use to make maps of fictional worlds.
Episode 199: Michael Stonebraker on Current Developments in Databases
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on December 5, 2013
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Recording Venue: Skype
Guest: Michael Stonebraker
Dr. Michael Stonebraker, one of the leading researchers and technology entrepreneurs in the database space, joins Robert for a discussion of database architecture and the emerging NewSQL family of databases. Dr. Stonebraker opens with his take on how the database market is segmented around a small number of use cases: OLTP, data warehouses, and event stream processing. He discusses the origins of the standard architecture for OLTP, which is row-based, and says it’s no longer optimal for any of the use cases that it is applied to. He proceeds to describe some research he has done, showing that row-based databases spend about 90 percent of their time acquiring and releasing locks, buffer management, and other activities that could be characterized as overhead in comparison to main task of reading and writing data. These results, which in Stonebraker’s view are intrinsic to the row-based architecture, require a new architecture to overcome. The discussion proceeds to a new database architecture, known as “NewSQL” or “NewOLTP,” which is single-threaded, lock-free, doesn’t require disk I/O in the critical path, and can scale out to a large multiple node cluster. Stonebraker criticizes the eventual consistency model that some NoSQL distributed systems employ and he defends the ACID guarantees as a superior model. The interview closes with a discussion about database education in university curricula and Stonebraker’s thoughts on the place of Hadoop in the data storage space.
Michael Stonebraker page at MIT
VoltDB on Meetup
NewSQL topic page on Wikipedia
Other NewSQL projects: NuoDB
SE-Radio #165 on NoSQL
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Clinton subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury and the US grand jury system explained.
-Spark Roleplaying Game
-Carriers, a zombie cyberpunk setting for Spark
-French translation of the Spark RPG
-Sig: the City Between - Multiplanar Fantasy Setting for Spark
-The Enlightened Man: Renaissance Superhero Setting for Spark
Next Projects in Development:
-What Came Before - D&D Characters telling campfire stories
-Faded Ages - Powerful forces struggling to change the coming age.
-Fate of the Galaxy - A game in development in conjunction with Mark Richardson of Green Hat Designs.
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David LarkinsSeptember 8, 2014 at 9:15 PMYeah, the adventure came highly recommended from several sources. We're still not totally sold on the Gumshoe system, but this was a great little scenario regardles. There's no way I'd ever try to run it as anything but a one-shot of course—it's just too deadly! (And they even managed to avoid some of the deadlier parts of the sandbox during Act II.)And yes, we recorded this during the height of Santa Fe's deadly Spring pollen season (yes, there's more than one pollen season out here…), and Jen was getting hit particularly hard during the first evening's recording. Nothing a little prescription-strength antihistamine couldn't fix…Delete
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