Bioshock Infinite: Play-through

Having largely ignored video games since the era of Pac-Man, in July 2018, I decided to explore a state of the art video game, the “first-person shooter” Bioshock Infinite. This is a beautiful example of three-dimensional rendering of interactive fiction. This document is my contemporary notes while playing through the game.

Kerbal Space Program Screenshot Gallery

Kerbal Space Program is a computer game in which the player builds spacecraft, aircraft, and spaceplanes and sends them on various missions. Not only is the game a great deal of fun, playing it helps develop an intuitive sense for rocket design and engineering and orbital mechanics, even among people who already understand these topics at the mathematical level. The graphics in the game are superb. This document is a collection of screen captures from missions I've flown.

The RetroPsychoKinesis Project

Retropsychokinesis is the claimed ability of certain subjects to alter random data generated, but not examined, prior to the time the data are presented to the subject. Crazy, you say! Well, there's certainly no mechanism in mainstream physics which could permit such an effect, yet experiments conducted by a number of different researchers over the last 20 years suggest, compellingly according to some analyses, that the probability of the results obtained in such experiments being purely the result of chance is sufficiently low that they would be considered evidence of a causal mechanism in most scientific disciplines. The archives of the Project provide a broad collection of research reports (reproduced with the permission of their authors and publishers) and literature citations related to this elusive but, if real, profoundly important phenomenon.

Retropsychokinesis Experiments On-line

You can explore the phenomenon of Retropsychokinesis (if indeed it exists) through these on-line experiments. Each presents you with a sequence of random data produced by the HotBits radioactive random number generator which is presented by a visual feedback program. The random sequence is pre-recorded but not examined prior to your performing the experiment. Results are logged in a secure and transparent fashion, and a daily summary of results to date is published on the Web. Complete source code is available for all of the experiment programs.

Update: Twentieth anniversary update adds HTML5/JavaScript visual feedback programs, eliminating the need for Java.