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The Ballad of Dee Fence #4 - Still Goin' Strong - published 2021-02-14

This is a Retro Bowl challenge where I use just defensive star players (plus a kicker for the memes). In the last "episode", I played weeks 5 and 7, as well as handling our bye week. As of right now, we are 6-0 and in charge of our own fate in the AFC North. (Interestingly, all 3 of the other teams in our division are 4-3.)

The Ballad of Dee Fence #3 - Keep On Keeping On - published 2020-12-26

This is a Retro Bowl challenge where I use just defensive star players (plus a kicker for the memes). In the last "episode", I played weeks 2, 3, and 4, winning all 3 (some closer than others) to remain undefeated on the season (4-0).

The Ballad of Dee Fence #2 - Presently Undefeated - published 2020-12-12

This is a Retro Bowl challenge where I use just defensive star players (plus a kicker for the memes). In the last "episode", I played my first game, did my first draft, and kicked off the first season of the challenge with a big victory over the Ravens in week 1.

The Ballad of Dee Fence #1 - Beginning Anew - published 2020-12-09

This is a Retro Bowl challenge where I use just defensive star players (plus a kicker for the memes). In this "episode" I plan on starting my first game, doing my first draft, and trying to see just how badly I've screwed myself.

The Worst Chess Game Ever Devised And Played - published 2020-06-19

Have you ever had an idea that seemed really interesting in theory, but in practice was easily solved and barely notable at all? This is the story of how I devised what is easily the worst possible...

Sonic Forces me to look into War Crimes laws - published 2020-05-27

The title says it all. Read my annotated chat log of a 1 hour long discussion of war crimes in Sonic Forces.

The 1024 Club Part 3 - Why Are Web Servers So Damn Difficult? - published 2020-05-04

This is part 3 of a series on design decisions I've made in my proposal for how The 1024 Club should work.

The 1024 Club Part 2 - Why Are Signatures So Damn Difficult? - published 2020-05-04

This is part 2 of a series on design decisions I've made in my proposal for how The 1024 Club should work.

The 1024 Club Part 1 - Why Are Key Pairs So Damn Difficult? - published 2020-05-04

This is part 1 of a series on design decisions I've made in my proposal for how The 1024 Club should work.

Organizing A Mind - or, how I use a Trello board to keep track of my fanfictions - published 2020-05-03

I use a Trello board to keep track of my fanfiction writing. Here's a simple overview of how I do it.

Matching Bluff - a card game I came up with to keep the covid blues away - published 2020-04-20

If there is one thing you should know about me, it's that I love playing cards and using them for card games. I love to play Blackjack by myself, even though it's not as fun when you're the dealer...

.person TLD - or, giving every person a domain - published 2020-04-20

This started as a discussion in tilde.chat's #meta about giving every person a free (tax-supported) domain. Here are the finer points of the discussion.

Analyzing Sonic Fanfiction Pairing Tropes - Shadamy (Shadow X Amy) - published 2020-03-30

This is a new series where I talk about tropes in pairing fanfictions. In this article I write about "Shadamy" (Shadow x Amy) in the Sonic series, and how most of the stories get Shadow and Amy together in the same boring 3-part setup.

10K A Day From 2589 BC To Today, or why Public Citizen was dead wrong - published 2020-02-22

The following was originally a comment on a Reddit post asking about a Public Citizen tweet. The tweet, and question, are replicated below.

Markov's Fanfiction writeup, part 2: Making the fics - published 2019-11-07

This is part 2 of a series of writeups I'm doing on my progress on my NaNoGenMo project, Markov's Fanfiction.

Lazy Loading a Dict - published 2019-11-03

Lazy loading a dictionary is pretty easy in theory, but can be harder to understand in practice.

Markov's Fanfiction writeup, part 1: Gathering the stories - published 2019-11-02

This is part 1 of a series of writeups I'm doing on my progress on my NaNoGenMo project, Markov's Fanfiction.

IPv6 is Overkill - or, why there are way too many IPv6 addresses - published 2019-10-01

IPv6 addresses are 128 bits and that's a few too many.

EnderWeb Phoenix - or, trying to fix up an old service - published 2019-06-19

The EnderWeb was a service hosted by da404lewzer of TurtleScripts. It allowed for websites that could be viewed in the Minecraft mod ComputerCraft using a special browser called "Pearl". In this po...

New Blog Setup - published 2019-04-07

I made a new blog generator that leverages dotcomboom's AutoSite. My code is also open source.