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What I Read in 2018

While compiling this list I thought to myself, “I must’ve read more than this”. But that isn’t true. I spent a lot of the time I would’ve listened to audiobooks instead of listening to podcasts. The Labyrinth Index (Laundry Files) Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder) Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and […]

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Building a Website Using WordPress (Class Slides)

I taught a class on building a website in WordPress. These are the slides and handout. Download the Slides Download the Handout

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Managing a Long-Term Fate RPG Campaign Online

UPDATE November 2019 — the content of this article still stands. I will periodically review it and keep it up to date. I moved to rural Pennsylvania a few years ago and this forced me to move my gaming online. Fortunately, my gaming friends were cool with this and we started playing online. This article […]

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What I Read in 2017

For fun, here is a list of the books that I’ve read in 2017. Note that most of these were “read” via audiobook. Loved The Crimson Campaign: The Powder Mage Trilogy 2 The Autumn Republic: The Powder Mage Trilogy 3 In the Field Marshalls Shadow (Powdermage Universe) How to fail at almost everything and still […]

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Designing NYU’s College of Global Public Health New Website

“Designing an Energetic and Entrepreneurial Website” talks about the discovery and design process for NYU’s new website for the College of Global Public Health. Creating the design for CGPH was satisfying on a lot of levels. The new site has strong, captivating visuals and represents their desire to “reinvent the public health paradigm.”

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Ethics of Web Design in 2017: How We Can Do Our Best

I recently gave a talk to the Refresh Pittsburgh Web tech group called Ethics of Web Design in 2017: How We Can Do Our Best. This was the first run for the talk. I’ve posted my script for it here.

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Dear Old Geeks, It’s Time to Welcome the New Geeks

We are in a golden era of geek culture. Our movies are killing it in the box office—Avengers, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc, and they are some of the most popular shows on TV, like SHIELD, Agent Carter, Gotham, Supergirl, Flash, Green Arrow, etc. Geeky things are now the mainstream. It wasn’t always that way. […]

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The Disposable PC, for Fate

Sometimes random people show up for a night of gaming and no one (GM or player) has had time to prep a character for that person to play. Sure, they could play one of the NPCs, but only if there is a fleshed out NPC with a character sheet. So you could have the hassle […]

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How I Evaluate my Fate PCs

Building characters in Fate is pretty easy, but sometimes I wonder if I’ve made a good one. I’d like to acknowledge that “good” is subjective. If you’re having fun playing your character and everyone in the group likes having them there, you have a good one. You’re a winner! Despite this, I have a habit […]

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Goodbyes and Hellos

I’ve joined up with Four Kitchens and resigned my position with Williams Randall Marketing. I’ll be working remotely. I promise to wear pants. This will impact everything in my life. What I will be doing I’ll be doing the front-end development for big Web sites, mostly in Drupal, my favorite CMS. Maybe I’ll build other […]