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Arcane Mechanics, the McGuyvers of the Modern Magical World

I’m writing and running a Fate RPG set on a college campus that I call Brewed Awakening. One of my players expressed interest in playing an artificer (inspired by 3.5e Eberron), which we are currently calling Arcane Mechanics. This is my first run at the rules for it. Not familiar with the Fate RPG? Read […]

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Kudos from my Intro to HTML Class

I’ve gotten my feedback from the fine folks who attended my Intro to HTML class and it has blown me away! I met my personal goal for the class, which was to help people understand that HTML isn’t a thing to fear. I love all the feedback, but this first quote is exactly what I […]

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Recasting Star Wars

A long time ago, in a Photoshop far, far away I did my own recasting of Star Wars to answer the question “Who would I cast for Star Wars if they remade it today?”. The whole thing started with an inside joke. Then I decided that Yoda needed to be done. Then I started to […]

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ϟ Quick Tip—Make the Terminal Beautiful

As a designer, I find myself eschewing tools that look and act clunky. I like to use attractive software that is kind to my eyes. So when I started to use the Terminal for Web stuffs, I needed to find a way to make it appealing. I found what I was looking for on Dribbble […]

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A Whole Host of New TLDs (alternatives to “.com”)

On the Twitter today I noticed that folks were talking about a whole host of new Top Level Domains (TLDs). From Wikipedia, “A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. … For example, in the domain name www.example.com, the top-level domain […]

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Easy way to Show & Hide Invisible Files

Warning: This may be an instance where I think I know more than I do. If that proves true let me know. Sometimes You Need To See Invisible Files Your computer has a bunch of files on it that are invisible so that most users don’t touch them. This is usually a good thing but […]

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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, […]