D&D

The Day My Party Didn’t Punch The Moon (and possibly a daemon) with A Giant Robot

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

Observations, Policy

Should We Resurrect Mutual Improvement Societies?

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?

Digital Privacy, Technology

We Need an Update to Research Ethics

Recently, I was reading a paper in the AI area, Tracking Fluctuations in Psychological States Using Social Media Language:A Case Study of Weekly Emotion, which takes the data from Facebook users and attempts to track their emotions over the course of a week. To identify when you are likely be in a certain mood. It… Continue reading We Need an Update to Research Ethics