I think I found my calling. I'm going to make procedural generators for tabletop games. I'm working on a couple right now, like a heraldry generator.
This is one of those callings that is probably never going to have any positive effect other than maybe helping a handful of brain-fried authors or game masters. Still, I think it's worth it.
Why do fantasy novels have so much food? https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/fantasy-books-food #fantasy
Excellent article summarizing the history (and future) of Linux filesystems: https://opensource.com/article/18/4/ext4-filesystem #linux
Something I've observed today: whiskey makes for a reasonable cough suppressant. However, you have to be willing to live with the inevitable permanent liver damage....
Observation: communities built inside computer-controlled environments (that is, websites) are far more restricted in how they communicate and operate than communities built outside of them.
Wouldn't that imply that social networks hinder creative thought?
Eyðileggja óvini þína. Gerðu þetta ekki vegna þess að þeir eru vondir, heldur vegna þess að þeir skilja ekki trú þín. Gott og illt eru aðeins handahófskenndar byggingar.
Do you believe you can walk on water?
Do you believe you can win this fight tonight?
I deleted my Facebook account. My fiancee and I used to rely on Messenger, so we've switched to Wire (she loves it, more features than Messenger, and I love it because encryption).
Now my primary social network is wandering.shop.
A post I wrote about Star Wars: Galaxies: https://medium.com/@bovermyer/star-wars-galaxies-a-community-to-remember-b19689db91e1 #starwars
Washington Post article about the Overwatch League! https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/what-do-owners-of-patriots-rams-grizzlies-and-flyers-have-in-common-a-big-bet-on-esports/2018/01/17/63e5a916-fac7-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html
Observation: most social media posts can be reduced to one type: identity expression.
"I believe this, so this person is bad!"
"I am this, so this thing is great!"
"You're not the same thing as I am, so you're bad!"
"This thing makes me feel good, so it's positive and you're bad for feeling otherwise!"
This is true regardless of whether it's negative or positive commentary. If you're curious, just watch the posts that come across your feed for the next couple days.
Anyone ever been to the Dominican Republic?
DevOps engineer, role-playing game author (usually for Silver Gryphon Games), artist.
I spend a fair amount of time playing video games (esp. Overwatch, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft).
Occasionally I paint Warhammer AoS/40k miniatures.
I'm impulsive and flit from hobby to hobby. Sometimes I write about that journey.