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Old-school world-building
Old-school world-building

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An old friend calls me out on Twitter after my first article in the series. His prudent question makes me wonder if I could world-build old-school on paper alone.

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Building Cae Valley
Building Cae Valley

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  4 min read

I put my PC project rig to use and start mapping the setting for my fantasy anthology in Adobe PhotoShop.

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Collaborative world-building

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After reading a post on Facebook about a shared world, I speculate how such a system could work.

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Graphics card upgrade
Graphics card upgrade

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  5 min read

I upgrade the graphics card in my hand-me-down PC desktop and contemplate the fundamental differences between Mac and PC.

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On Gratuity

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I contemplate the rise of Grimdark as the new normal in fantasy and ponder the disconnect between gratuitous writing and the writer's narrative goal of achieving catharsis.

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Ode to Netbooks

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A query from my mother makes me reflect on the death of netbooks and look at the devices that have replaced them for the mobile text warrior.

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Text Editor Conundrum

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I'm faced with having to choose between three text editors thanks to some bad timing. In process I confront software pricing in 2017.

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Why I didn't buy AppleCare

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I let my MacBook Air's warranty expire without buying AppleCare and contemplate a shift from laptops to an iMac and iPad combination

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Blogging with RSS and Workflow
Blogging with RSS and Workflow

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After being called out on Twitter, I briefly describe how I use RSS and Workflow as blogger's duct tape and Swiss Army Knife.

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Being Celtic

 ⚬ Articles  ⚬  7 min read

Language and culture shape our identity and I contemplate the modern Celtic misnomer and the boiling pot of history, archaeology and linguistics from whence it came.

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