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Blog updates

I currently have 11 posts in draft. When most people blog, I imagine that each post is a spur-of-the-moment thing (like this post is), and it gets written and posted in one sitting. Maybe it takes a couple minutes, maybe a few hours with a pot of coffee. Most of mine tend to take days […]

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Movies

Star Wars

I first saw Star Wars as I did the Star Trek movies: on good old VHS. We had several drawers of VHS tapes, and nothing beat picking out a tape and putting it into the huge tank of a player and watch the movie on the glowing tube TV. For me, it was almost always […]

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Computers

The Cloud

“Cloud” is one of the current buzz words in the computer world. So many companies like to spout off phrases involving the word, and now it’s becoming a hot topic in the consumer area thanks to Apple and iCloud. But like “Web 2.0”, Cloud doesn’t mean anything different or new from what we’ve already had […]

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Roleplaying games

Labyrinth Lord

When searching for a Retroclone to play, it’s impossible to not read about Labyrinth Lord. Written by Dan Proctor of Goblinoid Games, Labyrinth Lord is a clone of Dungeons and Dragons Basic and Expert rulebooks. It’s part of the “first-wave” of retroclones to come out, and has had one major revision since its release (primarily […]

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Computers

In Praise of Plain Text

A recent blog post by John August (here) got me thinking again about my own recent appreciation for working in plain text. When did it start? For me it was getting back into web design and an awesome text editor, Sublime Text 2.  For decades most computer users have relied on word processors for all […]