Glen Stevens' Thoughts

Living in Prague day 20 – Architecture

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Ahoj, One of the things I love about living and working in Prague, especially the older parts of the city, is the architecture. The city was obviously built up during a specific time when it was easy to make 4 or 5 story walk-ups. Most buildings in the core are this height, not a lot shorter and basically none higher. Then it seems there wasn’t a lot of changes for long enough that by the time new shiny high-rise construction came on the scene all those buildings were considered “historical” and got to stay…read more

Living in Prague day 11 – Don Giovanni

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Dobrý večer, A few days after I arrived in Prague my friend Guy asked me if I had any plans to see an opera or classical music while I was here. To be honest the thought hadn’t crossed my mind. I had never thought of myself as an opera guy, and while I like classical music at times it was never anything I thought about seeing live. Perhaps in my old age I’ve learned to appreciate these things because after he mentioned it I starting looking up local performances. To…read more

Living in Prague – Week 1

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Dobrý den, I have been living in Prague, Czech Republic for one week now so I hope I have at least some sense now of how it is and how it will be while I’m here. The week started rocky, with my Sunday evening flight out of Toronto delayed just after boarding at 1800 due to ice on the parking area. The plane was unable to taxi out to the runway because it couldn’t get any grip on the ice. We waited 2 hours for them to spread sand around…read more

10 Games that have stuck with me through the years

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My friend Brad Heitmeyer recently challenged me to list the top 10 games that have stuck with me and had some effect on my life. I felt that this would make a decent blog post so here it is. Because the list was so long (over 30 titles) I have cut out some of the iconic games that just didn’t form a strong bond with me, if I can’t remember myself playing it, it didn’t stay; and I had to cut the games from the last 10 years because it’s…read more

Little Inferno – Review

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Little Inferno is a puzzle game, developed by Tomorrow Corporation, and independent developer.  It never seemed particularly puzzling, you are given things to burn and a list of things that can burn together, once you’ve burned through enough things you get a bit more story. I really didn’t expect find the game that enjoyable, I’d seen a demo of it where I was just burning items and thought it could be cathartic.  It’s a very good fire simulator, things burn very realistically.  What I didn’t expect when I started playing…read more