Posts from January 2020
Broken Uno house rules; or, the importance of systems thinking, rather than ‘reasoning by Lego’
House rules are a staple of card and board games, and Uno is no exception. Recently with friends, we played some games of Uno, observing a common house rule:
House Rule 1. A player who incorrectly calls ‘Uno’ must draw two cards.1 (Each player
Customising OsmAnd voice navigation to remove route numbers
OsmAnd is an open-source offline map and navigation app for Android, based on OpenStreetMap data.
In my experience, OsmAnd's voice navigation is the most polished of all open-source Android navigation apps. However, it has a frustrating habit of always announcing street names in conjunction with… »
MxR Plays had poor legal sense, but excellent YouTube sense
I am not a lawyer. I am not your lawyer, nor am I lawyers for MxR Plays or Jukin Media. This is not legal advice.
The Jukin Media and MxR Plays saga has come to an end, with MxR Plays and Jukin Media reaching a… »
Into the abyss and beyond – sub-sub-subparagraphs, and more
Legislation in Australia typically follows a consistent, familiar numbering scheme with sections, subsections, paragraphs and subparagraphs. For example, subparagraph 2(5)(a)(iii).
Sometimes, though, we need further nesting. The OPC Drafting Manual helpfully tells us about the sub-subparagraph, like a unicorn, rarely seen – ‘OPC's current drafting… »
Quick review – Re:CREATORS
Re:CREATORS has a great high concept – who wouldn't want to watch our favourite characters from fiction face off against one another? Its action set-pieces are well produced and visually stunning, with some economical yet highly effective splashes of humour and meta-commentary, and followers of… »