links for 2009-05-20

  • "openc2e is a free and open-source game engine designed to be compatible with the various engines used in the Creatures series of artificial life games.

    It allows you to play games such as Creatures, Creatures 2, Creatures 3, Docking Station and more, on many different platforms. You can even create your own games! It is being actively developed by an international team of Creatures hobbyists, and anyone can modify it under the terms of the GPL."

  • "Long long ago, villagers and nursemaids spun stories, handing them down from generation to generation. Then collectors like the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault came along, jotted them down, and transformed them into literature.

    That's one old story line about fairy tales. To hear Ruth B. Bottigheimer tell it, that story is itself a fairy tale."

  • "Excerpted from The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship courtesy of Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA).

    In his latest book, The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship (Riverhead Books, 2009), poet and business consultant David Whyte proposes that our current understanding of work-life balance is too simplistic. 'People find it hard to balance work with family, family with self, because it might not be a question of balance. Some other dynamic is in play, something to do with a very human attempt at happiness that does not quantify different parts of life and then set them against one another.'

    In the following excerpt, Whyte suggests a more integrated understanding of our interdependent marriages with others, with our work, and with ourselves."

  • "Create and study flashcards – alone or with your friends

    Cobocards are virtually created flashcards. You can print them and study offline, edit them again and again, compare with older versions, check the status of your knowledge, upload pictures and graphs, include formula with LaTeX, share your flashcards with friends, set a deadline for exams,…"