Peter Harkins

Done at the Post


almost 9 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
Yesterday was my last day at the Washington Post. I don’t have a lot to add to my update 6 weeks ago; aside from some updates to the database of Guantanamo...

Worthy of Praise


almost 9 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I’ve really enjoyed Timothy Fitz’s new blog, he’s sold me on Continuous Deployment, named the benefits automation I never put my finger on, and more...

Command/Query Separation


almost 9 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
Objects contain both state (data) and methods, and methods should be classifiable into commands that change state and queries that introspect state. The...

Announcing ListLibrary.net


almost 9 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
ListLibrary.net is officially launched. I built a site to read mailing list archives because of the list MUD-dev. It’s a high-quality, all-signal discussion...

A Spine of Trust


almost 9 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I first got the idea for the web game I’ll be working on when I was at a company that was an unhealthy environment: I worked at a startup with an...

ListLibrary.net UI Design


almost 9 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I wanted ListLibrary.net to have a really nice user interface for browsing and reading mailing lists at length. The design leans towards terseness: get...

Intention and Design


over 8 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
The recently-sorta-released MMORPG Darkfall is having trouble with players macroing (running programs that play their characters to build up characters...

DreamHost Will Break This Blog


over 8 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I got mail from DreamHost two days ago telling me that sometime after 9 hours from now they’ll be moving my user and mail accounts from the server they...

The Game Industry


over 8 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
This is a game for 2 - 2,000,000 players of all ages. It should last anywhere from here to eternity (average one hour). I don’t understand the video...

As Difficult as Possible


over 8 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through...