Twitter = Discovery Part LLLXMI (I just made that up, is it even a number?)
That's Rich, from the AppsLab. He works with Jake.
That link takes you here. You can read about the game here. I have a very vague understanding of the underlying technology, but I don't care. That thing is pure awesome.
I suppose that sounds a bit strange, and maybe it does, but I like typing. I take pride in typing. My mother made me take a typing class in 9th grade like 400 years ago and I remember being so mad at her for that. Then I got my first job doing data entry. Then I was thankful. Yes, I've thanked my mother...
So here's what it looks like:
The goal is to type the words/objects that are falling from the top. Each letter you press fires a shot. I couldn't get a great screen shot and play at the same time, but in play, it looks something like this.
My first few go-arounds weren't to bad, but I was working so I only had a limited amount of time and focus.
When I got more time, I got up to Level 25 before quitting to do some real work. 97.6% accuracy. Not too shabby.
I hereby decree this to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Enjoy.