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Ethical Quandaries with Fighter #1 - Pod People

Ethical Quandaries with Fighter #1 - Pod People

Image used without authorization because honestly the idea of a book cover not entering public domain over a decade after the author's death, 40 ...

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Bruce Lee vs. N Kicks

Bruce Lee vs. N Kicks

Spoiler alert: I'm gonna start off talking about kung fu and then segue into probably the nerdiest stuff I've ever said.

There is a Bruce Lee quotation: "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has ...

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Con-drama part 7053

Con-drama part 7053

With MTAC coming up this weekend, it seems a prime time to talk about this. Oh fortuitous timing!

So there's con drama going down in Indiana right now. Surprisingly, it's not quite your usual ...

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On Jesus, pants, and books that aren't terribly good.

On Jesus, pants, and books that aren't terribly good.

I started reading Atlas Shrugged recently. I spend a lot of time talking smack about authors and literary works that I disagree with, but I realize that this isn’t entirely fair ...

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Your Costume is Bad, and You Should Feel Bad

Your Costume is Bad, and You Should Feel Bad

Halloween is this coming weekend, and you know what that means! Next monday, there will be a news report about a white celebrity who wore a costume featuring blackface. This happens every year, somebody (a bunch of people) wears a racially-insensitive ...

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#gamergate: not my circus; not my monkeys

Yesterday, the guitarist from one of my other bands started talking to me about the gamergate shenanigans, and I found myself generally opposed to his opinions. I began prepping my thoughts for "debate mode" where I would ask him poignant questions ...

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Drake Equation for Spiritual Encounters

Drake Equation for Spiritual Encounters

In xenobiology (Shut up! It’s a legitimate(ish) branch of study!) there is a concept called the Drake Equation. In a ...

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Cheap, Fast, Good

Cheap, Fast, Good

One of the “rules” of software engineering and contract work that there are three features you want out of any SE work you order. You want it done quickly. You want it done cheaply. You want it done well. You can pick any two of those, ...

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Pick Two: Novel, Unobtrusive, Relevant

Bonus follow-up post on advertising!

So here’s how to make ads (online and elsewhere) not completely suck chunks. In software engineering, we have the concept of “pick two.” You want your software solutions to be cheap, ...

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Adventures in Bubble Filters

Heads up. This post is worksafe, but it does acknowledge the existence of NSFW content in case you're paranoid about these kinds of things.

If you’re not familiar with your

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