Daniel Ran
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    On I Am Setsuna

    —— August 22nd, '16

    Chrono Trigger’s gameplay in a snow-covered world with Final Fantasy X’s story and a solo piano soundtrack strongly reminiscent of classic SNES titles. Sure, why not.

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    Music as streams of consciousness, part 3

    —— April 16th, '16

    Seems this may be becoming a regular thing for me. I suppose you could make the argument that music kept private is with little purpose, even if we’re only talking about improvisations.

  • On Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

    —— February 20th, '16

    Another Japanese fantasy RPG about eternity and cycles. Except this one is a ton of fun. You look like a potato in cutscenes, though. And Christ knows who your beloved is.

  • Leaving London

    —— October 16th, '15

    At time of writing, I’m surrounded by boxes and a small pile of my personal belongings. I’ve known that tomorrow was coming for months, and I’m not unhappy that it has, but I have a feeling that its impact won’t fully hit me until it’s over. Tomorrow, I will be leaving London.

  • Node.js and the event-based paradigm

    —— August 4th, '15

    Lately, I’ve spent most of my downtime writing a first application in Node.js, the runtime environment based on Google’s V8 JavaScript engine. Running JavaScript on the server sounds funny at first sight, but the more I’ve gotten into it, the more I think it’s a sign of a coming paradigm shift in web development.

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