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New blog post: Kill My Backlog
My personal theme for the past year or so has been to do less backlogging and more doing. I've been saving bookmarks and books and games and ideas, pretty much hoarding and obsessing over lists of things to read/play/write/ma...
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Registered weeks ago, postmarked Oct 21, my ballot finally arrives the day before the election in this state. (plus privacy banana)
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In my experience the postal service in MD is just incompetent
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It's that time of year again.
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Well this looks interesting.

"The space 4X series’ new expansion is called Distant Worlds: Universe and it’s scheduled to release this March. Matrix Games confirmed that the game’s modding capabilities will be extended significantly."
So, the details on the 4th (and last?) expansion to Distant Worlds have finally come in. The spac...
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Big, positive review of Pandora: First Contact. SMAC-inspired sci-fi 4X, very fun and imaginative. If you like Civ5 you'll like this, and if you miss SMAC this might be what you've been waiting for.
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri is commonly accepted as one of the best strategy games ever made. But,...
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I beta tested this game and it was a lot of fun. Best successor to SMAC to date. And at $30 not nearly as pricey as most Matrix titles.
Yes I know, that's commonly accepted, just not by me personally. Which is why I said “if you respect how numbers work”, as in a purely mathematical approach. On a related note, there's an interesting (but unproven) theory that some of our history may have been made up – look up “phantom time ...
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>mrw 18yo is elected to state legislature
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This happens more often than I care to admit.
OKAY YOU COULD GO BACK BUT THEN YOU HAVE TO USE LESS INTERNET AND THAT'S ~~LITERALLY CRAZY~~
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Finally got around to writing something about my latest pet project. You should definitely check it out.
It's been over two years since I described Civcraft, the Minecraft server about emergent societies. A lot has happened. Gondolin, under a successful model of minimalist federated monarchy, enjoyed a year of growth and politic...
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Blog post, if you've missed me
Another year come and gone, and it seems time for another "what am I doing" post. I suppose this is becoming my equivalent of the annual family Christmas letter. A lot has happened since I stopped blogging in 2012. My more pr...
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spoilers: I'm still not much of a writer
Well, that's over. Last month was my third consecutive November participating in National Novel Writing Month, an annual 30-day sprint towards an uninhibited 50,000 word first draft. Being a very deliberate outliner and obses...
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RIP iGoogle. My homepage will never be the same.
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Class: Engineer. Personality: INTJ (Mastermind). Alignment: Chaotic Good.
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    Software Engineering, 2005 - 2009
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Software Engineering, 2009 - 2010
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Pandora: First Contact is Out Now - SpaceSector.com
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Yes I know, that's commonly accepted, just not by me personally. Which is why I said “if you respect how numbers work”, as in a purely mathe

Galactic Civilizations 3 Announced !! - SpaceSector.com
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Today, Stardock, the developer and publisher of games like Galactic Civilizations, Galactic Civilizations 2 and Sins of a Solar Empire celeb

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

WORLDmag.com | The day I became a fiscal conservative
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It was the fall of 1981. The United States was coming out of a recession. Ronald Reagan had been president since January. Among his first ac

#2 Remembering how lucky we are to be here right now
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Over dinner one night my dad started telling me about his first day in Canada. It was 1968 and he was twenty-three, arriving on a plane with

Hand Dryer
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In case you missed it on Monday's comic, we've launched a new project called Forekast to help you discover and share upcoming events. Check

xkcd: Expedition
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Sword of the Stars 2: Enhanced Edition Released
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Paradox Interactive and Kerberos Productions have just released Sword of the Stars 2: Enhanced Edition, which is the same as saying Sword of

Sword of the Stars 2: Enhanced Edition Announced
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Paradox Interactive announced an expansion pack for Sword of the Stars 2 called "End of Flesh" that will be bundled with the base game in Sw

A List of Sci-Fi/Space Games You Can’t Miss In 2013
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A new year, and a new list of interesting science fiction and space games to look for is in order.

Ron Paul remains media poison - Roger Simon
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Simon says the Texas lawmaker's close second at Ames earned him press silence.

OmniTouch - Carnegie Mellon University
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Carnegie Mellon University. Homepage Stories. Next-Generation Computing. Academics. Research. Student Life. Athletics. About Us. Directory S

Welcome the 113th U.S. Congress: systemically-corrupt, historically-grid...
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The 112th U.S. Congress ended, as you likely know, with a sadsack pratfall of unaccountable public policymaking - a compromise between the t

Making a Space 4X Game: Setting the Stage
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I thought it'd be fun to see what goes on behind the scenes and some of the obstacles that I have encountered while making my 4X Game, whose

Chuck Baldwin Live | Fighting for Constitutional Government in America
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On this Thanksgiving Eve, I am reminded of how blessed I have been to be able to rub shoulders with many of the political and religious gian

Matrix Games Holiday Sales – Distant Worlds Series At 36% off
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The usual sales that Matrix Games does on the holiday season have just started and will be up until January 14, 2013.

WORLDmag.com | Living in ‘Idiotville’
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CURRENT ISSUE. World Magazine: Jan 14, 2012. Do it my way With Congress and President Obama fighting, expect more executive orders FULL STOR

WORLDmag.com | No need to panic … yet | Janie B. Cheaney
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The UK Telegraph knows how to write a headline. How’s this for an attention-grabber: “Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say