June 17, 2014Blog
One of the fringe benefits of buying the PS4 arrived this weekend, as Bungie released a public alpha of their new game, Destiny. Showcased at E3, Destiny is the new FPS from the creators of Halo—a $500 million ten-year commitment from Activision. Destiny promises to deliver on some of what was shown of the original vision for Halo back at Macworld in 1998. In that vein, Destiny plays to Bungie’s strong suit and promises some impressive world building all wrapped in an MMO wrapper, but is that where it all goes wrong?
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December 28, 2013Blog
The Raghavan domain has languished for many years. When I first purchased it, it was merely to ensure that I could have this domain for my purposes—that no one else could usurp it. I have used it primarily to give myself a rather sweet email address. The only other time it has come of real use was for the wedding, functioning as the location to RSVP. Consequently, raghavan.name has served as a parking spot for my Sanity’s Edge (“SE”) content. So, after seeing this domain fall into disrepair with a rather tired design, I thought some sprucing up was in order. I have been wanting to make some structural and design changes to SE, while flexing my long-dormant webdesign muscles, and this would be a good opportunity to give a facelift to everything. I started SE in the summer of 2002, over eleven years ago. At first, it was intended...
December 24, 2013Blog
I have wanted to visit Italy for a long time. I was hoping for a light summer in which Camille and I could really enjoy New York, and take in all that it has to offer. Sadly, work was overwhelming—but highly instructive—and we never got that time to ourselves. So, as the summer winded down, I made a conscious decision that Camille and I needed to take a vacation. Laying on the beach in the Dominican Republic was nice, but I wanted a bit more adventure this time. So, since Italy has long been high on my list of places to visit, the choice was an easy one. I looked up vacation packages, took my time off from work, and we were ready to spend four nights in Rome, three nights in Florence, and three nights in Venice. Rome was the longest leg of our journey and I am extremely...