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Getting back into MMORPGs

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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As a result of my one-year boycott of Activision-Blizzard, I found myself without any of my usual games to play. I decided to take the opportunity to return to a genre I haven’t played much of in the past few years - MMORPGs. Aside from a month where I played World of Warcraft following the new expansion, and about three weeks playing Final Fantasy XIV after that, I haven’t played MMOs much in the last three years.

Setting up a new personal blog

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Having a blog built using a static site generator was nice from a maintenance perspective, but from a writing perspective, it’s a bit of an inconvenience. So now I’ve created a new blog on this address using WordPress. I already use WordPress for the Silver Gryphon Games website and I maintain the Geek Partnership Society website (which also uses WordPress), so I might as well add a third one to the mix.

Iron Arachne Updates for January

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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It’s been a dry spell for Iron Arachne for the past couple months. The holidays and work on Silver Gryphon Games meant that I had no time for coding outside of work. Coming up in February I have a two-week trip to Thailand. I won’t be coding during that, either! Yet, I have been spooling up some projects for Iron Arachne. Here are some of the things I’ll be doing this half of the year:

My Spin on the Unix Philosophy

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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The Unix philosophy guides the development of both Unix and its derivatives. It’s a good philosophical core to judge new projects by. I’m increasingly using the Unix philosophy in my own works. This is particularly true of new versions of Iron Arachne command line tools. There are multiple versions of the Unix philosophy bouncing around on the web. Some are longer or more stringent than others. What follows is my own interpretation of it.

Year in Review 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

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As 2018 comes to a close, I’m looking back on the year and reflecting. It was a big year for me. On January 1, I proposed to my fiancee, and she accepted. We got married in October. In February, for the first time since 2005, I left the country. My fiancee, a couple friends of hers, and I all went to Punta Cana for a 7-day vacation. In May, I quit my job working for Spok and took a consultant position with Solution Design Group.

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