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Lives of Jim: a Print and Play Board Game

The past few days I’ve been working on a print and play board game in the evenings called Lives of Jim. It’s part of a 10-day paper game jam I’m taking part in. You can find Lives of Jim on itch.io if you want to print it out and play it. And the home for… Continue reading Lives of Jim: a Print and Play Board Game

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How I Make Passphrases

Passphrases are awesome. Easy to remember; Hard to break. This XKCD comic explains it better than I ever will. I use 1Password to remember all my passwords — highly recommended — so I don’t really need to remember any passwords but one. But I like to have a few stuffed into my brain permanently. My… Continue reading How I Make Passphrases

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Switching to Colemak for Typing: What worked

First of all, What’s Colemak? To put it simply, it’s a more efficient arrangement of the keys on your keyboard. Yes, more efficient than Dvorak. Plus, unlike Dvorak, it keeps all the most common keys used in keyboard shortcuts in place. It’s a keyboard layout for people who make their living using a computer. I… Continue reading Switching to Colemak for Typing: What worked

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I Might Buy a Loser Cruiser

That’s what my dad calls a minivan. Or, at least, what he tells me the kids call it. My colleague, Lance, is slightly more excited about it than my dad. Here are his replies to my call-the-dealer-with-questions-first strategy for finding a used one. @iandstewart "Will I look frumpy in this minivan?" — Lance Willett (@simpledream)… Continue reading I Might Buy a Loser Cruiser

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Man of Steel

Warning: I get super-geeky in this post. I saw Man of Steel on Father’s Day with my dad and my son. Did I like it? It was alright and I kinda want to see more from the filmmakers involved to see where they go with it. I like superhero movies. :) I really liked the… Continue reading Man of Steel