The time has come. After years of resisting the idea, I am going to give up and learn python. Now, you might be wondering why I have been holding off on this for so long. Spacing. Yes, I am 100% serious, spaces and tabs are the actual reason. I hate doing it. I tend to… Continue reading Eventually Python Happens
As I had mentioned in the first post I did on stress management, the solution to one of my problems is that I have need to update my skill set. As I want to make this not just a surface change, but tear down to the bear bones redesign of my skill set, I have… Continue reading Skill Set Upgrade: Creating A New Foundation
Download I'm a massive nerd if you have not guessed by now. And Batman was one of the first gateway drugs into that world, but it was never the massive hypocrite skulking the city streets, but the rogue's gallery. They are ones worth reading (and watching and picking up a controller) for. So today, I… Continue reading NPC Build: Scarecrow
Recently, I got the chance to try the beta of the AWS Cloud Champion training. They billed it as a "gamified tutorial" that is designed to "...teaches participants the basics of cloud computing through a virtual showcase" and lets just say, it was a disappointment to say the least. This is actually what it looks… Continue reading AWS Cloud Champion?
In the first part of this series, we talked about some of the things that you can do to mitigate the stressors in your life. Coming at them with a realistic point of view; there are problems that you can solve and ones you can work with/around.Now, we move into what I consider the second… Continue reading Moving Towards A More Practical Stress Management Pt 2
Stress... lately a lot of it has been floating around. And I'm no exception, for reasons personal, professional, family and health issues. Life is a challenge, and when I look at the options for managing it a lot of them are..... Identifying The Issues with Current Advice for Stress Management They sound reasonable at first… Continue reading Moving Towards A More Practical Stress Management Pt 1
My players make interesting choices. Often I love them for it. Its a fun surprise to see what they come up with. But, sometimes, I am simply, truly, amazingly baffled by their in game decisions. Recently, they used some powerful and risky spell craft to "fix" a problem* I confronted them with. And the immediate… Continue reading The Day My Party Didn’t Punch The Moon (and possibly a daemon) with A Giant Robot
I've been giving more and more though to the design of the homemade masks that I have been making since quarantine began. I've gone through a lot of designs. Four of my early designs (yes that is an attempt at a plague doctor style mask... it didn't stay on well) And I do mean a… Continue reading A Brief History of Mask Making
Modern society, but primarily the engines of the modern economy and our hopeful ability to swim against the tide pushing us ever farther down into poverty, seems to require that we are always adding to our skill sets. The wisdom is that the world will change, and that we have little choice but to change… Continue reading Should We Resurrect Mutual Improvement Societies?
I reset this site most because I realized that I was telling our story incorrectly. And that is, at its heart, what any good D&D game is: a shared story. A world that we all make together. I want to do that justice. So from here we wish a fond farewell to the DMs diary… Continue reading Tales of Michorial: Where it All Began