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Today My Father Would’ve Been 61

Today is my father’s birthday. He was born in 1953 and would’ve been 61 years old today. He passed away six years ago from cancer. What He Has Missed Me buying a Mazda Miata, a car that I loved. He would’ve called it a golf cart and said that I was too big for it […]

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Intro to HTML class for Trade School Indy

I had the great pleasure to teach HTML for Trade School Indy on 12 Feb, 2014. This page is a resource for my students and anyone else interested in HTML. The Slides I’ve posted my slidedeck to Slideshare, as well as embeddding it below: Additional Learning Resources All of these resources are great, for novices […]

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Mantles in Modern Gods—Ideas on Using & Stealing Power

A couple of weeks ago inspiration hit for the creation of a one-shot Fate RPG adventure called Modern Gods. I’ve let the idea percolate a bit and now I’m ready to revisit it. Approaches (not Skills) and God-like Power For Modern Gods I want the god-like powers to be center stage. It should be like […]

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Failing My First Traithlon (and Why That is a Good Thing)

This past weekend I participated in an indoor triathlon at my gym, the JCC of Indianapolis, and I failed to finish after the first of three events. Lack of Training I started working out again six weeks ago. It turns out that my neighbors all have memberships so we’ve been all going, Mon thru Fri, […]

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Rough Fate Game Idea—Modern Gods

As I headed back to the office after lunch a thunderbolt of inspiration hit for me a one-off Fate game that I call Modern Gods. Premise The influence that the gods once knew on the world is faltering. Most believe that this is because of science and reason and that is the way that The […]

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Restarting my Brewed Awakening Campaign

Now that the wife and I have gotten into the swing of things with the new little one—she turns 6 months tomorrow—I’m ready to restart one of my favorite RPG campaigns that I’ve ever run. What is Brewed Awakening? Brewed Awakening is a cinematic campaign of magic in the modern world and is heavily influenced […]

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Snowmageddon, Again

The Trouble Began With A Forgotten Power Cord Adapter I recently got a new computer but not the companion power cord, so I have a simple, small adapter (technically a Magsafe to Magsafe 2 Adapter). So when I left for the weekend on Friday it was easily overlooked and left behind. The next day, Saturday, […]

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About Me, Career Edition

One of the great loves of my life is solving problems and in the process make the world a better place, even if only incrementally. But let us get into some details. Early Education In high school I was determined that I would be a comic book illustrator, so I dropped and passed on opportunities […]

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Let’s Get This Party Started

I have a million ideas passing through my head and I need a place to start writing them down, so welcome to my blog. The topics that I’ll be covering will generally follow my big three interests—design (I’m a Web designer), gaming (board games, RPGs, etc.), and business, which I’m dipping my toes into. So […]