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Open Letter to Online Game Developers: Allow Bots As someone which a strong interest (and little experience) in artificial intelligence I have a short and to the point request for online game developers: allow bots. Either have specific servers or, if you're single sharded, places in your game universe where...

Ghetto DNS This is probably stupid, but... I start my EC2 instance only when I need it but a while ago it was needed pretty often and figuring out the IP every time I wanted to SSH to the machine got annoying quickly. Using the Dropbox Uploader bash script it...

VirtualBox Common Lisp Environment for Google AI Ants Challenge (see the end of this post for remarks I've gotten about the vbox image) So, the next Google AI Challenge seems to be almost ready to get going, albeit six months later than I expected. As blogged about earlier this year...

Adding Text to PNGs (I'm putting this out here since Google queries for this situation didn't turn up anything useful for me.) Last night I had to add some text ± 5000 PNG files and I knew about Zach Beane's ZPNG package for reading PNGs but I didn't know of...

What has happened to David O'Toole? Update: he linked me to this restatement on #lisp: http://cryptome.org/0005/dod-lisp-sol.htm Does anyone know what has happened to David O'Toole? He hasn't been heard of since a last curious post to the lisp-games-dev mailing list: http://lists.common-lisp.net/pipermail/lisp-game-dev/2011-July/000158.html (read the whole thread) His website, blog, twitter and...