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Archive for June 22nd, 2019

Happy 40th birthday to Infocom, founded today in 1979!! #Infocom #TextAdventures #OTD

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/22

How cool!

I wish they had lslasted longer than almost a decade.

Happy 40th birthday to Infocom, founded today in 1979!!

#Infocom #TextAdventures #OTD

Zork And The Z-Machine: Bringing The Mainframe To 8-bit Home Computers

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Infocom, one of my most favorite game companies, I’m reminding everyone I spent half a year scanning thousands of pages from Steve Meretzky’s file cabinet and got almost the entire paper history of Infocom up:

https://archive.org/details/infocomcabinet

This is everything Steve had: Company internal memos, his design documents for all the games he wrote for them (and some he didn’t) as well as clippings, contextual writings and letters related to everything Infocom. It’s one of the most complete histories out there.

https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8491492

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Refactoring Pro-Tip: Terrible code is not a good excuse to be mean, because terrible code is not well-correlated with having been written by terrible people.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/22

Check out @GeePawHill’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/GeePawHill/status/1104760241034530817?s=09

Great thread.

We start every session by remembering the first rule of code review club: “You are not the code you wrote.”

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