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For all my Libertarian friends. Who are watching their Republican friends with a certain...pleasure...with a German name:

Schadenfreude Popcorn. For when events are moving too quickly to make Schadenfreude Pie:

Blend 1 tbsp cayenne pepper and 1 tsp espresso extract into 4 oz melted 85% cacao chocolate.

Drizzle over HEAVILY salted popcorn.

Sprinkle maple bacon bits into the mix like inverse-croutons.

You've got your dark bitterness, you've got your burn, you've got the salt of the tears of the butthurt, and little nuggets of happiness to keep you going.
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Given that this election represents the utter failure of libertarianism in the United States, I'm not sure who the popcorn is for. It's between two candidates who believe the problem is that the government doesn't have enough power. 
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Just about ready to turn over the third eBook on the physics of space combat over to my editor.
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Charles Oines did some "Space Bugs" up on Shapeways as a miniature line.  I've had an idea for an interesting line of ships - armor, component armor, and lots of well distributed Damage Control parties.
They've got some interesting weapon designs to work with, and they're compatible with the Empire/Directorate War ships in the boxed set!  As always, 2D and 3D versions are available. 
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Huffington Post offered me "exposure" to reprint my Medium piece. Because a multi-billion dollar media empire is so much easier to run when you don't pay your content creators.

I stand on the shoulders of giants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE
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Yep.  And I sent them the link to the video here.
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And that's a wrap! $23,339, 290 backers, 466% funded!
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With a smidge over an hour to go, nobody has yet tackled the highest pledge level for Squadron Strike: Traveller

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1386934735/squadron-strike-traveller
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Congrats on the successful campaign.
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https://youtu.be/zEyQeFJxbs4

What's an AVID Stress Ball?  Ken Burnside shows off a prototype.

You can make the production run for these happen by backing the Squadron Strike: Traveller Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1386934735/squadron-strike-traveller
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+David Brin This may be worthy of your attention.  It's a long read...

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/04/america-tyranny-donald-trump.html
That’s what’s scariest about Donald Trump.
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Well. That escalated quickly.

I needed to blow off some steam. So I picked up my notes for the third "physics for writers" essay, focusing on space combat weapons and parameters.

5400 words later...I'm still not done.
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I'm glad I checked google+ for the first time in forever, because this post was at the top.
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I specifically AM addressing this piece to the people of “my tribe”: white, heterosexual male gamers who wouldn’t dream …
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Thanks for saying this, Ken.  It needs to be said.
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+Ken Burnside also why I've been saying for years a) you can't call it a free market if the major participants are all granted special privilege by the state, and b) if you say you're a libertarian, but you aren't anti corporate structure...color me suspicious.

It's fun and frustrating (funstrating?) to watch the pro Koch brothers fauxbertarians go through contortions to try and justify why corporations aren't anti-free market.

I use such gyrations as a key litmus test for who actually understands libertarian thinking and who is just in it for the "get away with whatever we want, because...FREEDOM" types.
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As I gear up for bed, with about 24 hours and 15 minutes to go, this is what my dashboard looks like:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1386934735/squadron-strike-traveller

I'm one folio product away (or one box of minis...) away from hitting that 21K stretch goal!
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Writer, game designer, page layout wonk, graphic designer.
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  • Demand Media
    Technical Writer, 2008 - present
  • Ad Astra Games
    Creative Director, 2006 - present
  • MCI Inc.
    Technical Writer, 2001 - 2003
  • Steve Jackson Games
    Print Buyer, 2004 - 2005
  • Amarillo Design Bureau Inc.
    Marketing Director, 2005 - 2006
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Game designer. Purveyor of recreational mathematics. Writer.
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Game designer, freelancer writer.  Based out of Milwaukee, WI. Purveyor of recreational mathematics.  Sometimes poet.
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Designer of the only playable set of 3-D space combat games to reach the market. Designer of a very small RPG. Sometimes fencing instructor.
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  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
    English, History, 1988 - 1990
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