Digital Gaming Blog

06/06/2017 02:37 PM
The Future of Business is a Digital Spokesperson — Let’s Build a Preview Using Microsoft’s Bot Framework
Everyone loves a great conversation. And the conversational U.I. is coming on quickly. Chatbots have been all the rage for the past…
06/02/2017 01:52 PM
AI Startups: If You Say You Are Doing AI, Show It
Artificial intelligence is generating a lot of deserved attention for ushering in wide-ranging changes not only in tech but in many aspects…
05/31/2017 11:54 AM
Review: IBM’s Watson Can Learn a lot from Marchex Speech Analytics
Marchex taps a goldmine of call data to derive customer intent and agent performance.
05/22/2017 10:34 AM
How to Predict When You’re Going to Lose a Subscriber
No business likes to lose customers. And today’s business world is more competitive than ever. Your customers have more options — and…
05/18/2017 11:59 PM
DataGravity Brings Behavior-Driven Data Management to Veeam Environments
DataGravity for Availability joins DataGravity for Virtualization in the DataGravity data management suite.
05/17/2017 07:10 PM
ITW 2017 – INOC Makes the Argument for the Outsourced NOC
Is the Network Operations Center is an asset or a liability?
05/17/2017 06:09 PM
ITW 2017: Visualization is the Key to Understanding Connectivity
Today’s REITs have to explore the connectivity question to remain competitive.
05/16/2017 04:51 PM
ITW 2017: Webair Offers Some Advice on Ransomware Protection
at what point did my data go bad?
05/16/2017 01:58 PM
ITW 2017: Aqua Comms Looks to Maximize Cross Atlantic Connectivity
More and more enterprises are looking for more efficient ways to connect and enhance connectivity between north America and Europe
05/16/2017 11:34 AM
Primary Data’s DataSphere Platform Delivers the Dream of Data Orchestration to CDOs
DataSphere orchestrates data across file, block and object protocols
06/09/2017 10:30 PM
RiME Puzzle Solutions Guide | Ch. 4 Depression Walkthrough

Complete the penultimate chapter of RiME with our walkthrough for Depression.

06/09/2017 10:30 PM
RiME Puzzle Solutions Guide | Ch. 5 Acceptance Walkthrough

The final chapter of RiME is a short one. You won't find any puzzles here, but there is an emotional ending to experience. Say goodbye to the beautiful little world of RiME in the last part of our walkthrough.

06/09/2017 10:30 PM
RiME - Complete Collectibles Guide | Chapter 4

Complete your collectibles hunt on Chapter 4 of our RiME locations guide, covering the final emblems, keyholes, White Shades, toys, and outfits.

06/09/2017 10:30 PM
RiME Puzzle Solutions Guide | Ch. 3 Bargaining Walkthrough

The longest chapter of RiME yet makes things confusing with tons of brain-twisting challenges. See how to overcome every puzzle room with this step-by-step guide for Chapter 3: Bargaining.

06/09/2017 10:30 PM
RiME - Complete Collectibles Guide | Chapter 3

Hunt down all the collectibles in Chapter 3 of RiME with the penultimate part of the locations guide, covering all the emblems, lullaby shells, toys, outfits, White Shades, and keyholes.

06/09/2017 10:30 PM
RiME Puzzle Solutions Guide | Ch. 2 Anger Walkthrough

The RiME puzzle guide continues into Chapter 2, covering all the tricky challenges that cause the kid problems hidden in the ruins of an ancient civilization.

06/09/2017 10:30 PM
RiME Puzzle Solutions Guide | Ch. 1 Denial Walkthrough

Solve the many, many puzzles of RiME with our step-by-step puzzle guide, with detailed explanations revealing how to complete every challenge of Chapter 1.

06/09/2017 06:00 PM
8 of the Coolest Total Conversion Mods Ever Made

If you're looking for awesome mods that change games completely, these eight are among the best ever made.

06/08/2017 07:05 PM
Logitech G433 7.1 Gaming Headset Review - Gaming Meets Lifestyle

Logitech new G433 7.1 Gaming Headset is equally suited for gaming at home or on the go.

06/08/2017 05:30 PM
8 Examples of DLC that Doesn't Suck

The Escapist community offers up their best examples of DLC that's worth checking out.

06/09/2017 11:42 PM
"The questions I am often asked about my career tend to concentrate not on how one learns to code but..."

The questions I am often asked about my career tend to concentrate not on how one learns to code but how a woman does.

Let me separate the two words and begin with what it means to become a programmer.

The first requirement for programming is a passion for the work, a deep need to probe the mysterious space between human thoughts and what a machine can understand; between human desires and how machines might satisfy them.

The second requirement is a high tolerance for failure. Programming is the art of algorithm design and the craft of debugging errant code.


Now to the “woman” question.

I broke into the ranks of computing in the early 1980s, when women were just starting to poke their shoulder pads through crowds of men. There was no legal protection against “hostile environments for women.” I endured a client — a sweaty man with pendulous earlobes — who stroked my back as I worked to fix his system. At any moment I expected him to snap my bra. I considered installing a small software bomb but understood, right then, what was more important to me than revenge: the desire to create good systems.

I had a boss who said flatly, “I hate to hire all you girls but you’re too damned smart.” By “all” he meant three but, at the time, it was rare to find even one woman in a well-placed technical position. At a meeting, he kept interrupting me to say, “Gee, you sure have pretty hair.” By then I realized he was teaching me a great deal about computing. It would be a complicated professional relationship, in which his occasional need for male dominance would surface.

So, on that day of my pretty hair, I leaned to one side and said, “I’m just going to let that nonsense fly over my shoulder.” The meeting went on. We discussed the principles of relational databases, which later led me to explore deeper reaches of programming, closer to operating systems and networks, where I would find my real passion for the work. My leaning to one side, not confronting him, letting him be the flawed man he was, changed the direction of my technical life.