What are the haps my friends

February 24th, 2011: If you want to donate to help the victims and survivors of the earthquake in New Zealand, the New Zealand Red Cross can help, but their site is struggling now. You can also use Give A Little to donate; they're sending 100% of the funds to the Red Cross there.

In happier news, its rare that I get fan mail for linking to something, but when I linked to BoxCar2D I got emails thanking me for pointing it out! BoxCar2D is a site where your computer evolves a sweet car/motorcycle/8-wheeled conveyance, from scratch, using genetic algorithms. And there's a new version out today, and the cars are now breakable! ENJOY.


Hey, my new book Romeo and/or Juliet comes out in less than a month! It's my choose-your-own-path version of the Shakespeare play featuring tons of great illustrations. To celebrate - and to also convince you to purchase it! - I've posted the first page, and every day we vote on which option to follow. We're doing a LET'S PLAY ROMEO AND/OR JULIET and you should totally join us!

One year ago today: i am beginning to think the lyrics to pop songs DON'T have all the answers

– Ryan

big ups and shouts out