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Attended University of Waterloo
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A tool for 'debate'
The plane crash in Germany recently is undoubtedly a tragedy, all the more puzzling and difficult because it cannot be attributed to a broken widget or a lapse in attention but rather was a deliberate massacre.  Of course there is little known about what th...
The plane crash in Germany recently is undoubtedly a tragedy, all the more puzzling and difficult because it cannot be attributed to a broken widget or a lapse in attention but rather was a deliberate massacre.  Of course the...
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Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge
Today I took Elli and one of her female friends swimming at the local pool.  Generally things went great, with the notable exception of the two girls taking forever to change so I ended up standing on the pool deck shivering for an extended period while the...
Today I took Elli and one of her female friends swimming at the local pool.  Generally things went great, with the notable exception of the two girls taking forever to change so I ended up standing on the pool deck shivering ...
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So many ways to get shinies
I have been raiding as a ret paladin in WOW for the past month or so.  It has been a great time and my general liking for raiding is certainly increased by the experience of rapid gearing and power progression.  I joined a guild that was full of people with...
I have been raiding as a ret paladin in WOW for the past month or so.  It has been a great time and my general liking for raiding is certainly increased by the experience of rapid gearing and power progression.  I joined a gu...
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The rubber stamp
I read a very sad article today about the Health Canada process for approving medicine.  A show called Marketplace made up a new medicine called Nighton (anagram for nothing) which had no active ingredient.  They sent in some photocopies of old texts and go...
I read a very sad article today about the Health Canada process for approving medicine.  A show called Marketplace made up a new medicine called Nighton (anagram for nothing) which had no active ingredient.  They sent in some...
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A delicate touch
Blizzard announced recently that they are increasing the power of gear that comes from the newest raid zone.  It used to be that the gear from the old zone was 655 or 670 item level (from Normal or Heroic respectively) and the new zone was 665 / 680.  Now t...
Blizzard announced recently that they are increasing the power of gear that comes from the newest raid zone.  It used to be that the gear from the old zone was 655 or 670 item level (from Normal or Heroic respectively) and th...
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Two Minds, One Game
I have been playing World Of Warcraft quite a bit lately and have been examining it through the lens of my two personalities.  Passion finds WOW, particularly doing challenging raid content in WOW, to be thrilling and wonderful.  When I am able to sink full...
I have been playing World Of Warcraft quite a bit lately and have been examining it through the lens of my two personalities.  Passion finds WOW, particularly doing challenging raid content in WOW, to be thrilling and wonderf...
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I have spent a lot of time building games.  I also talk about them a lot, and thus everyone who knows me knows how much they mean to me.  This has lead to me getting an awful lot of questions about "When are you going to actually publish?"  Generally my ans...
I have spent a lot of time building games.  I also talk about them a lot, and thus everyone who knows me knows how much they mean to me.  This has lead to me getting an awful lot of questions about "When are you going to actu...
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Bribes
WOW has some problems with groups.  One of the big ones is that groups tend to have fixed structures in terms of roles, and the other is that groups are only generally successful when they have some people involved that are overgeared for the content.  It i...
WOW has some problems with groups.  One of the big ones is that groups tend to have fixed structures in terms of roles, and the other is that groups are only generally successful when they have some people involved that are o...
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A traitor!
I was reading t his article about politics in Canada, specifically our Green Party leader Elizabeth May criticizing the government's war policies.  She thinks that our current Conservative government is far too willing to get involved in ill defined conflic...
I was reading this article about politics in Canada, specifically our Green Party leader Elizabeth May criticizing the government's war policies.  She thinks that our current Conservative government is far too willing to get ...
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About sexism in video games
I was playing WOW today, wandering about the woods gathering lumber.  I encountered a gigantic fallen log and when I clicked on it to turn it into a big stack of lumber I got a little scene instead.  Someone was trapped under the log asking for help, and a ...
I was playing WOW today, wandering about the woods gathering lumber.  I encountered a gigantic fallen log and when I clicked on it to turn it into a big stack of lumber I got a little scene instead.  Someone was trapped under...
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The other side
I have been reading the famous WWII book With The Old Breed .  It is an account written by an enlisted marine about some of the things he saw in his time fighting against Japan in the Pacific theatre of war.  It is remarkable because he talks so clearly abo...
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A corner, backed into deliberately
Diablo 3 is getting a bunch of balance and content changes in patch 2.2.  I don't play enough to be able to comment on the overall shape of class balance but I do think Blizzard is in an interesting place when they try to make changes to the game at this po...
Diablo 3 is getting a bunch of balance and content changes in patch 2.2.  I don't play enough to be able to comment on the overall shape of class balance but I do think Blizzard is in an interesting place when they try to mak...
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Too much the geek perhaps
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I am the Sky the lives in Toronto, plays games a lot, and writes about all kinds of things at http://abrightcape.blogspot.ca/ Hopefully now you know whether or not I am the right Sky.
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Fifty feel tall and made of steel
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  • University of Waterloo
    Mathematics, 1997 - 2001
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