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What is Gunwave?

I’m developing Gunwave, a tabletop RPG for playing war with giant robots. You get to play the pilot of a giant robot in the midst of a big war. If you’re not familiar with tabletop RPGs: Imagine a game of “Let’s pretend,” but with defined rules. The hero you play has this much strength and […]

Freelancing Focus

Freelancing has challenged me far more than anything else I’ve attempted in my life. I have to be disciplined, and focused, in new ways. At work, there’s always someone giving you work to do. And there’s always work to do. Work is structured and busy. While that carries its own challenges, I’ve figured out the […]

Free Podcasting: How I Publish a Podcast Without Paying a Cent (Almost)

I’ll be giving a short presentation on my Otaku, No Video podcast today. The presentation’s called “Free Podcasting: How I Publish a Podcast Without Paying a Cent (Almost).” It covers the software I use to publish the podcast, and our publication process. You can view the presentation online, thanks to SlideRocket, an awesome online PowerPoint competitor.

Smart Computer Security – an eBook

I’ve noticed that a lot of folks online don’t take security very seriously. They use weak passwords (123456, their name, etc.), they use the same password everywhere, they don’t change their passwords, they turn off their virus scanner; every security violation you can think of. And I can understand that. It’s annoying and time-consuming. Besides, […]

What I Think of My Kindle After 6 Months

I’ve written before about my Kindle, and how much I’ve used it (I read 3 books in the first week). Now that I’ve had it for 6 months, my passion has cooled. I still enjoy my Kindle, and I’m glad I bought it. I like being able to read the WSJ any time I want […]

I Love W.H. Auden’s Poetry

Been reading some W.H. Auden lately. Breathtaking. I don’t read enough poetry. September 1, 1939 by W.H.Auden I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, […]

Freelancing Ain’t As Easy As I’d Hoped

I’m 5 months into freelancing. Hasn’t gone as well as I’d hoped. I’m currently making $0. I’ve made a fair bit from a good friend, for whom I developed his corporate website. I’ve also done a little tutoring. But that’s dried up. I advertise my web development tutoring, through CraigsList, but despite a few emails from interested locals, nobody’s come through. I’ve submitted short stories […]

Mac Viruses Are Out To Get You!

I haven’t consider viruses a significant threat on Mac OS X. While vulnerabilities exist, they’re so rare I figure don’t have to worry. Yet. Then I read that Louis Gray, a well-respected blogger, got a Mac OS X trojan. It hijacked his computer’s DNS settings, replacing the banner ads appearing on his webpages with ads […]

614 Words of a Rough Draft of the First Giant Armors Novel

“We’ve had a stroke of luck,” Toreas said. “Someone reported some suspicious activity near Roc Sarat, a ruined fortress not that far from here. Turns out, a lot of carts have been going in and out, some containing weapons. We think this is a major storehouse for the rebels. You all will attack it today. […]

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