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Attended Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Lives in Rolla, MO
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What would life be like if we didn't need to work? What would we do with our time, and how would we ascribe value to our lives? This article explores the benefits of work in some depth and the problems that will need to be solved if it goes away.
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
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A favorite chapter from Young Wizards: Nita comes out to her parents as a wizard and shows them why wizardry is worth doing.
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The eternal question: How to fight against evil without becoming that which you hate?
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"Know your enemy well, for that is what you will become"

-- ancient Hebrew proverb (and a warning I always try to bear in mind)
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Interesting how body language does more to identify someone as human than a human-looking face!
I looked into my girlfriend’s eyes as I reached out to gently touch her face. In that moment, I felt something. A rush of warmth from my head to my toes. Comfort. Contentment. It should be noted that my girlfriend was, at the time, a floating ball robot.
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A close look at why people are compelled to be jerks when they see something they don't like.
29 Apr 2016. They Have To Be Monsters. Since I started working on Discourse, I spend a lot of time thinking about how software can encourage and nudge people to be more empathetic online. That's why it's troubling to read articles like this one: My brother's 32nd birthday is today.
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I'm glad to hear VR being described as a social medium; I was worried that putting on a helmet and shutting out the world for a while would be isolating.
Virtual reality is posed to become a fundamental technology, and outfits like Magic Leap have an opportunity to become some of the largest companies ever.
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The unique experience provided by group VR, combined with the investment required to achieve it, makes me think there might be an opportunity for computer gaming cafés to come 'round again for a while. It's a risky bet in a turbulent industry, but I'd be a customer.
 
Maybe we've already reached peak VR.
Four-player co-op with tactical, helm, engineering, or captain roles—the game is awesome.
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How It Should Have Ended re-casts a fairy tale.
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If you struggle with naming RPG characters like I do, try this list of word roots. You can cobble together a name based on the concepts most important to the character.
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Programming like a jock
As a software engineer, changing jobs is a way of life. Every day, beautiful recruiters from top tech companies reach ou…
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All of these things are important, but which are the most important?

- Care: cherishing and protecting others; opposite of harm.
- Fairness or proportionality: rendering justice according to shared rules; opposite of cheating.
-Liberty: the loathing of tyranny; opposite of oppression.
-Loyalty or ingroup: standing with your group, family, nation; opposite of betrayal.
-Authority or respect: obeying tradition and legitimate authority; opposite of subversion.
-Sanctity or purity: abhorrence for disgusting things, foods, actions; opposite of degradation.

As Tailsteak put it, "when my main man Bernie comes on the teevee and says 'we're gonna take from those who have and give to those who need so that the maximum number of people will have access to healthcare and education', I find myself jumping up and saying 'YES this is GOOD this is VIRTUOUS this is RIGHTEOUS.' In contrast, if you value Liberty or Proportionality as your foundations, you're likely saying 'No, this is evil! You're forcing people to pay more taxes! You're taking money away from people who earned it fair and square! This is WRONG!'"

Interesting, no? I can think of other arguments that might boil down to ranking one of these principles higher than another.

(The link goes through Wikiwand, which is a prettification of Wikipedia I like.)
Moral foundations theory is a social psychological theory intended to explain the origins of and variation in human moral reasoning on the basis of innate, modular foundations. At present, the theory proposes six such foundations: Care, Fairness, Liberty, Loyalty, Authority, and Sanctity; however, its authors envision the possibility of including additional foundations. The theory was first proposed by the psychologists Jonathan Haidt and Craig J...
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For some reason, Haidt's latest theories regarding the bases of the fundamental political motivations are getting some pretty good airtime this year.... ;)
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No need to be aggressive. When a warship says "howdy", you best say "howdy" back.
Our reporter and photographer visited a Navy cruiser in the South China Sea, where rising tensions are expected to be a focus of talks between President Obama and China’s president this week.
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Graphic & Web Design
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Graphic design, computer geekery, storytelling.
Employment
  • My Father's World
    Designer & Web Developer, 2014 - present
  • US Air Force
    Senior Airman, 2006 - 2010
    Computer accountability, maintenance, and repair
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Rolla, MO
Previously
Denver, CO - Atlanta, GA - Sather Air Base, Baghdad - Tucson, AZ - Keesler AFB, Mississippi - Azusa, CA - St. Petersburg, Russia - Yakutsk, Russia - Khabarovsk, Russia - Boring, Oregon - Calgary, Alberta - Anchorage, AK - Virginia Beach, Virginia
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I believe in stories.
Introduction
I travel the world learning things and solving problems. Right now I'm doing web design for a Christian homeschooling company in Rolla.

In my free time, I read books, play games, and make cool stuff on my computer.
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Raised by missionaries in the depths of Siberia; fixed computers among the shining towers of St. Petersburg and the hellish wastelands of Baghdad; been shot at by terrorists with rockets more than once.
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  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
    Graphic Design, 2010 - 2013
  • Community College of the Air Force
    Computer Information Systems, 2006 - 2010
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Delicious food and beautiful sunsets. Good service.
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Lovely hair salon. Friendly and talkative owner who knows what she's doing. Great service, great price.
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When I first moved in at Terra Village, the management was very difficult and unpleasant to deal with. Happily, those people are gone and the new management is quite gracious and pleasant. The rates there are fairly good. One thing I like about it is that instead of charging "pet rent" (increasing the monthly cost of your rent for as long as you live there), they just ask for a one-time "pet deposit". If you plan an extended stay, this can save lots of money. The grounds are kept up pretty well, but my neighbors were often noisy. I wish the office was open longer and that I could place outgoing mail in a local mailbox instead of going down to the post office. But they do nice things like deep-cleaning everyone's carpets periodically, publishing a little monthly newsletter, and sometimes asking for feedback from their tenants. Overall this is a fairly nice little apartment complex. The location is really convenient, five minutes away from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design that I attended, and a similar distance from the lovely Sloan's Lake community. It's not a deluxe place to live, but the prices are really good, the location is great, and the service has some nice little perks that make this an enjoyable stay.
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Lovely little vet clinic. Spotlessly clean and well-lit, with friendly and professional staff. They took care of my pet reasonably quickly, and the price was fair. Very glad to have such a nice clinic convenient to my home in St. James.
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