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Beyond the Max
(More Mad Max spoilers.) Lots of times I rage at movies that are terribly unrealistic and abuse science.  I do love both sci fi and fantasy though so clearly I am ok with all kinds of things that don't fit well within our understanding of physics.  It isn't...
(More Mad Max spoilers.) Lots of times I rage at movies that are terribly unrealistic and abuse science.  I do love both sci fi and fantasy though so clearly I am ok with all kinds of things that don't fit well within our und...
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Oh my feet
For several years now I have been going barefoot throughout the warmer half of the year.  There have been plenty of issues with this, nearly all of which have been based around other people reacting to my bare feet with irrational rage.  It is very hard whe...
For several years now I have been going barefoot throughout the warmer half of the year.  There have been plenty of issues with this, nearly all of which have been based around other people reacting to my bare feet with irrat...
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What to kill
Patch 6.2 is coming fairly soon for WOW and my guild is faced with some tricky choices.  We don't know exactly how long we have but it is clear that we won't have time to clear all of the content in our tier so we have to figure out what we want to kill.  A...
Patch 6.2 is coming fairly soon for WOW and my guild is faced with some tricky choices.  We don't know exactly how long we have but it is clear that we won't have time to clear all of the content in our tier so we have to fig...
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A blind spot
Today Elli and I went on a class trip to see Black Creek Pioneer Village.  It is a historic site with a large number of original and historic but relocated buildings where kids can learn about the 1810-1860 era in this part of Canada.  The tour guides were ...
Today Elli and I went on a class trip to see Black Creek Pioneer Village.  It is a historic site with a large number of original and historic but relocated buildings where kids can learn about the 1810-1860 era in this part o...
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Roll dem dice
I found an article today that described some people testing dice to figure out how random they actually are.  The people writing the article rolled two different d20s made by different manufacturers to see if one manufacturers claims of better randomness we...
I found an article today that described some people testing dice to figure out how random they actually are.  The people writing the article rolled two different d20s made by different manufacturers to see if one manufacturer...
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Too much pinging
I am in the final furious flurry of design for Camp Nightmare before I arrange to have art made for it.  Playtesting is going really well and people are enjoying the game but I am still fussing away at the fine details.  One of the things I am trying to sor...
I am in the final furious flurry of design for Camp Nightmare before I arrange to have art made for it.  Playtesting is going really well and people are enjoying the game but I am still fussing away at the fine details.  One ...
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To the Max
(Contains mild spoilers for the Mad Max movie.  Not that spoilers matter at all for enjoyment of the movie, but there you have it.) A couple of people reported to me that there was a kerfuffle surrounding the new Mad Max movie.  Apparently Men's Rights Acti...
(Contains mild spoilers for the Mad Max movie.  Not that spoilers matter at all for enjoyment of the movie, but there you have it.) A couple of people reported to me that there was a kerfuffle surrounding the new Mad Max movi...
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Illusory choices
I am polishing up the final version of Camp Nightmare in preparation for artwork being built.  One of the things I am focusing on in this last push is getting rid of mechanics that add complexity but don't add significant strategic options.  For example, on...
I am polishing up the final version of Camp Nightmare in preparation for artwork being built.  One of the things I am focusing on in this last push is getting rid of mechanics that add complexity but don't add significant str...
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Silence
I have been quiet the past week.  There are a couple reasons for that.  First off the app I have been using to automatically send my posts to Facebook went away so people who know about my blogs from there haven't seen me.  If you know of a free app that wi...
I have been quiet the past week.  There are a couple reasons for that.  First off the app I have been using to automatically send my posts to Facebook went away so people who know about my blogs from there haven't seen me.  I...
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Crunch time
I am going on a camping trip to Algonquin park in one week.  I have been camping a number of times in recent years but this is going to be quite different for a variety of reasons.  I am going with a completely new group of people and instead of being able ...
I am going on a camping trip to Algonquin park in one week.  I have been camping a number of times in recent years but this is going to be quite different for a variety of reasons.  I am going with a completely new group of p...
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Sexy talk
Ontario is introducing a new sex education curriculum in schools.  I am quite a fan of it for many reasons, including that it openly discusses gay and trans identities and places them as equal to straight and cis identities, but my approval is not limited t...
Ontario is introducing a new sex education curriculum in schools.  I am quite a fan of it for many reasons, including that it openly discusses gay and trans identities and places them as equal to straight and cis identities, ...
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Good news
Yesterday Elli and I went to Sick Kids Hospital.  We have been there a lot over the past few years dealing with her ongoing kidney issues so it is becoming a familiar pattern.  No matter how many times we need to do the drawing blood process though it is al...
Yesterday Elli and I went to Sick Kids Hospital.  We have been there a lot over the past few years dealing with her ongoing kidney issues so it is becoming a familiar pattern.  No matter how many times we need to do the drawi...
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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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    Mathematics, 1997 - 2001
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