It seems that I have a real weakness for addictive and somewhat mindless Flash games. You may recall Desktop Tower Defense Considered Harmful from earlier this year. I spent countless hours playing that stupid little game. It was a ton of fun. :-)
My latest addiction is the even less complicated DiggKiller. I haven't yet won the game, partly because it requires the caps lock key (which is re-mapped to control key on my keyboard), but that doesn't stop me from trying. Every time I find myself wanting to take a break from work or whatever, I instinctively fire up DiggKiller and play a round.
The best part of the game is that I can kind of, sort of, maybe justify talking about it in a work context. You see, it's not only a great use of the Digg API, the author Kurt Margenau, has provided the source code under a Creative Commons License.
So not only can you get hooked on an addictive little game, you can use it to learn about the Digg API, Flash programming, and even add your own tweaks and improvements.
But as with Desktop Tower Defense, exercise extreme caution. All of your "spare" time is on the line! :-)
Posted by jzawodn at November 16, 2007 08:26 AM