I was planning to run a wintry one-shot Dungeons & Dragons adventure this week. I had a basic concept: we’re in Exandria, so we’ll theme it around Winter’s Crest, the winter festival celebrated in Tal’Dorei. There would be games and shops for fun little mini-games. The real story is based around a type of hag… Continue reading Further lazy DM adventures with ChatGPT
Getting something actually useful out of ChatGPT
A lot of folks have been chatting about ChatGPT (that’ll be the last dad joke, I swear…), the latest experiment out of openai.com — home of the DALL-E image generation AI. I’ve been generally pretty impressed with what I can get from DALL-E — enough to purchase some credits to help generate art for my… Continue reading Getting something actually useful out of ChatGPT
Why you should care about what’s happening with Portland’s professional soccer teams
“Players also told us that their experiences of verbal abuse and blurred relationships with coaches in youth soccer impacted their ability to discern what was out of bounds in the NWSL.”
Fog of Love: A board game review for V-day
My partner and I picked up a “romantic comedy as a board game” and ran our first playthrough. Here are my initial thoughts.
Switching between PHP versions
I recently learned how to run multiple versions of PHP on my local machine and switch between them using Homebrew. It’s pretty straightforward, actually.
Experiments in Resin 3D Printing
I have been using our Ender 5 FDM 3D printer pretty heavily over the last year or so primarily for making miniatures for Dungeons & Dragons. D&D minis can cost anywhere between $5 – $50 or more, so the most cost effective way of having a lot of miniatures at your disposal is, well, build… Continue reading Experiments in Resin 3D Printing
After four years of agency (and some product) work at Human Made, the time has come to say goodbye and start a new adventure. As of September, I have been working as an engineer at Pantheon on the new CMS Ecosystems team as a WordPress specialist. I’m sad to be leaving my friends at Human… Continue reading New beginnings
18 Tabletop games that are great for kids
Our family has a lot of board games. Gaming has always been a huge part of how we entertain ourselves and also an important part of our kids’ education. But typical “educational games” are almost uniformly awful. And unnecessary — all games can be educational in one way or another, whether they use math or… Continue reading 18 Tabletop games that are great for kids
Mouse rubbed his jaw. The muscles were tight from clenching his teeth which had been chattering all night as he tried to sleep in the shallow cave he found as the sun began to set last night. Having no skill in fire building, he merely huddled against the rounded wall and tried to make himself… Continue reading 9. Desert
Alia woke in the dark room as she did every other morning. She got dressed and made tea. The kettle heated the water for precisely three minutes and thirty-seven seconds before clicking off. While it was simmering, she put the tea infuser in her cup and scooped exactly two teaspoons of looseleaf, ceylon tea into… Continue reading 8. Creature