The new DivNull Productions

On my to-do list for far too long, a revamp of the main DivNull Software web site has been completed. The original intention of the main site (and of DivNull in general) was to be a shareware development company. The site was sort of my “professional face”, while blogs like this one are more personal. Unfortunately, the “professional face” hasn’t really done much of late, and never really did much in the way of producing shareware anyway.

So, with this site redesign comes a big shift in what the site was for. Renamed “DivNull Productions”, the site will now feature news about whatever it is that I am producing in my spare time for public consumption, be it software, artwork or text. For example, I spend quite a bit of time (way too much) making stuff for roleplaying games. Previously, this kind of stuff wouldn’t have been listed on the main DivNull site, because it didn’t have anything to do with shareware. Likewise, this blog isn’t really the proper venue (though I have made a couple of announcements of this kind here). So, that changes now.

Going forward, if you want to see what I’m thinking or ranting about, this blog remains the place. But, if you want to see what I am making, regardless of medium, then head on over to DivNull Productions.

Twenty places in the U.S. I’d recommend over Los Angeles

Having made the mistake of mentioning on a forum that “on my list of top 20 U.S. cities, L.A. wouldn’t even be on it”, I’m now being called to task to produce such a list. So be it. Note that this is all done in the context of tourism. For example, since I have family in LA that would be good reason why I would want to go there, but such considerations would be irrelevant to a random tourist.

If I had to order this list tomorrow, I’m sure the ordering would be different. Also, I’m stretching the concept of “city” a lot here to mean more like “region a tourist might visit”. To increase the degree of difficulty, I’ve tried to capture a wide range of places.

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Sedonda, AZ
  3. Las Vegas, NV
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Vail, CO (summer only)
  6. Memphis, TN
  7. Flagstaff, AZ (or, rather, the Grand Canyon)
  8. New York, NY
  9. Cedar City, UT (or, rather, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks)
  10. New Orleans, LA
  11. Portland, OR
  12. Seattle, WA
  13. Bozeman, MT (and nearby Yellowstone National Park)
  14. Farmington, NM (or, rather, Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon)
  15. San Fransisco, CA
  16. Kihei, HI (Maui)
  17. Boston, MA
  18. Captiva, FL
  19. Taos, NM
  20. San Diego, CA