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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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I miss it, too.
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Class: Engineer. Personality: INTJ (Mastermind). Alignment: Chaotic Good.
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  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Software Engineering, 2005 - 2009
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Software Engineering, 2009 - 2010
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