I haven’t posted anything in a while.
This is not a consequence of being idle; on the contrary, I’m quite busy. I participated in National Novel Writing Month for the third year in a row. While I didn’t score a ‘win’ by logging 50,000 words in the 30 days of November, … Continue reading
Multitools are great. The fewer things you have to carry, the freer you are to move about and do the kind of work you do wherever you do it best. I carry a Leatherman all the time: it comes in handy quite often for the occasional repair. But, my kind … Continue reading
It takes discipline to write.
It takes discipline to get up at 5:30 every morning and run several miles.
It takes discipline to do both every day before work.
This is how I’ve been living the last four days. The result? A couple thousand words worth of short story (still … Continue reading
‘Tis a tale of technology and woe. Though I have been a lifelong user of Apple’s products, I still find myself confounded and frustrated by their shortcomings. For this rant, I isolate iTunes, in particular, for scorn.
A upgraded my iPad a couple months ago … Continue reading
Today’s a good day for some Subgenius propaganda, and what could be better than J. R. “Bob” Dobbs, John Kennedy, Elvis, Buddha, Jesus and Krishna battling the vast Xist conspiracy? (Art courtesy of the Church of the Subgenius.)
About ten years ago, an eternity in Internet Time™, I tried my hand at drawing some web comics. While most were of a satirical nature, poking fun at such diverse topics as superheroes and Medieval tapestries, in one case I attempted the daunting (at least for me) challenge of drawing … Continue reading
Holy smokes! I’d all but forgotten about this program until I stumbled across The CRPG Addict, a blog by an anonymous RPG nerd who’s tasked himself with playing every computer roleplaying game that’s ever been published, in order of release. (The site is … Continue reading
I stopped posting examples of my Conspiracy! cards recently. Not because I ran out of cards, but because I ran dry of inspiration to describe them. What began as a simple exercise in sharing my design work had evolved into a daily writing exercise … which was great while it was … Continue reading
Normally, the meetings of the game design group I organize in Portland are events I can reliably enjoy. This last get-together was going to be special: I’d worked hard over a long weekend to prepare my tabletop space empire sim for play testing. I was looking forward to showing the … Continue reading
Perhaps my favorite installment of absurdist classic Space Ghost Coast to Coast. A brilliant incorporation of Björk’s whimsical nonsense and Thom Yorke’s wry bemusement into the unending car crash that is the life of Space Ghost.