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Adventure Games (1980-1999): Sorted by Score

This page is a list of the reviewed games from the “Let’s Adventure!” series, sorted by rating. 84% Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter (Sierra On-Line) - 1986 81% King’s Quest: Quest for the C...

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece (On-Line Systems) - 1981

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Ulysses and the Golden Fleece (also known as Hi-Res Adventure #4) is a graphic adventure game re...

King’s Quest: Quest for the Crown (Sierra On-Line) - 1984

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. For a lot of us 80’s kids, King’s Quest is where it all began. The colours were vibrant, there w...

Mystery House (On-Line Systems) - 1980

This review is part of the “Let’s Adventure!” series. See all reviewed games sorted by rating here. Mystery House is an adventure game released by On-Line Systems in 1980. It was designed, written...

Generating a ScummVM Games List

2021-06-01: Note that you can actually generate the games list directly from the scummvm binary by running scummvm --list-all-games. Oops … A long time ago I reached out to the ScummVM leaders...

Formatting MongoDB 4.4+ Logs

MongoDB has always output log entries as plaintext. Starting in MongoDB 4.4, mongod / mongos instances now output all log messages in structured JSON format. This includes log output sent to the...

Sanitarium: The ScummVM Asylum Engine Journey Concludes

With PR#2982 - ENGINES: Sanitarium engine being recently merged into ScummVM I wanted to take some time to chronicle the original development efforts which began in 2009. At the time I was looking...

Ruby Call Path Analysis using TracePoint

During a recent diagnostic analysis exercise I needed to identify if there was additional “work” being done based on a single option being changed. As Ruby offers numerous productivity tools for de...

Same Blog, New Look!

Ever since I started this blog in 2012, I’ve been using Octopress to generate the pages and push to generated content to GitHub Pages for hosting. Octopress is a set of scripts and helpers built on...

Analysis and Optimization of an N+1 Scenario in Mongoid

The N + 1 queries problem is a common issue Rails applications face whereby iterating an array of models and accessing an association results in a sub-optimal pattern of recurring queries. To addr...