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Like many personal blogs of its era, this blog is moribund, a casualty of what we might call "the Facebook effect." However, as of late 2015, two things are clear: (1) The Indie Web is a thing, and (2) the re-decentralization of the web is a thing. So who knows? 2016 2017 2018 (!) could be the year this blog rises from its own ashes. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, 19 March 2003
If you ever enjoyed M.U.L.E., the amazing, 8-bit multiplayer space colonization game from 1983, you will enjoy this piece at about the game’s creator, Dani Bunton. And if you are a gamer who has never played M.U.L.E., you should. It is an absolute classic. Here is a copy of the Commodore 64 version of the game. To play, you’ll need a Commodore 64 emulator. VICE works well on Win/Lin/OSX and is Free. The primitive UI is not altogether intuitive, so do take the time to read the docs. Now grab one or two joysticks and knock yourself out. (The Atari 800 version of the game also runs on modern PCs via emulation, but it is inferior in terms of both audio and video. The Commodore was simply a better machine.)
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