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I’ve been blogging casually off-and-on for years. The views expressed in these posts are from a more immature and inexperienced version of myself. They don’t necessarily represent the current views of anyone.

There is no off-season: NFL.com’s move to YUI

Published 15 January 2012

Back in November I gave a talk at YUIConf about the NFL's move from Prototype to YUI. Shamefully late, I present my slides from the event…

D&D 4E Fast Combat House Rules

Published 13 August 2011

The following house rules are an attempt to speed up 4E D&D combat and make games more fast-paced, interactive and fun. It also allows a…

How I post things to the Internet

Published 17 April 2011

I submit the following diagram somewhat ironically, perhaps as an explanation as to why these pages are so bare. I've found myself a member of so many status, friendship, check-in and sharing-focused services that it's hard to keep them sorted. WordPress, through no fault of its own, has fallen out of my workflow.

You Needy Bastard: WoW need vs. greed etiquette

Published 8 March 2011

Do I need an item? Did they verb the word greed? The Need vs. Greed treasure interface can be confusing to a new player who isn't used to it…

Hearts in Shadow

Published 12 September 2010

The teaser for my new adventure has been posted on Living Forgotten Realms group site. To tease the teaser: " This ring was found in an old…

Harry Potter is just a Buffy Redux

Published 6 July 2009

Brian Lynch showed us that 30 Rock is a rip-off of the Muppets, but the Tina Fey comedy is not the only show with bizarre parallels to another. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels and Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, both released the same year, are eerily similar. The parallels cannot be intentional, but let me present the evidence and you can be the judge. What follows is a comparison of several major and minor characters in both the novels and the series describing the roles they play. Could so much similarity be coincidence?

Parsing Your Character's Loot

Published 1 July 2009

Here's a quick teaser for a new project I'm working on, almost ready for public beta. Character files from D&DI Character Builder store…

Epic

Published 31 May 2009

Last weekend, at Gamex , I spent a grueling three days grinding through Living Forgotten Realms modules in order to level up in time for…

The Watchmen: A review in bullet points

Published 8 March 2009

I took my fiancée to see Watchmen last night. We were unprepared. I give it ★★★★ out of five. Below sums up my thoughts. It's violent…
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