Jon's Blog Spot

Games. Programming. General raving.

Winter Wrap-Up

Winter quarter just wrapped at UC Santa Cruz, and it was a doozy. In addition to a wonderful development in my private life, I managed to ace four classes, tutor a class, make two games, take a whole week off of classes to volunteer at the Game Developer’s Conference…

Fresh Blood

Who’s ready for a little bit of audience participation? Last week I finished the first draft (and I mean first draft — we’re talking the hurried, bleary-eyed, 3 AM sort of “finished”) of my play, tentatively entitled Blood in the Summertime. It’s a period comedy, a pastiche of…

Smoke and Lasers

My good friend Greg has been on something of a laser kick recently — teasing cats, playing with reflections, and that sort of thing.  As an engineer and a fan of trippy pictures, though, he soon tired of such simple pursuits and set to work on a more exciting laser project:…