Metablogging

Wow, so it turns out I do write a lot, about thoughts and analyses and impressions and responses, but that’s all going on over on G+ lately. Something about the medium works. Less metadata, better commenting community. No expectations that posts are fully developed, so they end up being, well, fully developed, because I can …

Wind and Things Unspoken

Here I am, sitting in a mostly dark room, processing thoughts on class and drama and just not talking about it inspired by watching the beginning of Downton Abbey, and the wind outside is howling. Yeah, I love fall.

My Personal Guernsey

That one goes out to all you Victor Hugo fans. I’ve found an island in the sea of job-hunting. I’m working with 3atmospheres, some nice folks out of NYC. I’m doing Django development primarily, and I’m likely to start posting some things about that here, as I work on interesting problems.

What a Long Strange Journey

Oh, hi, what’s this doing here? I feel like I should blow the dust off this blog. A lot of things have supplanted my writing here: most of my writing has been about game design, most of my thinking about life has been in discussions with the lovely Allie, and a lot of my energy …

Occupy

So, I went to Occupy Denver today. Marched around the 16th Street Mall, and thought. I was pretty silent: not shouting slogans, not carrying a poster. It felt very off to me, at first. But eventually, it came together in my mind, and I figured out what it meant to me. The strongest message, for …

Ups and Downs

I always feel like I’m on thin ice in Boulder. Things can go very well, and that’s fine, but bad news hits me harder. I feel like I have no reserves with which to meet it. Right now, I’ve had a great up and a bit of a down, and the whole thing has me …

Find the Fun

Lately, I’ve been posting over at G+. It’s been longer-than-Twitter-shorter-than-blog type half-baked posts. But I think this warrants a blog post. In Nora England and B’alam Mateo-Toledo’s endangered languages class, we were discussing the issue of getting community members—most particularly kids, the lynchpin of language revitalization—to care about their endangered language. And most particularly, to …

Gaming as a service

There are always a lot of people panhandling and busking on the Pearl St. Mall here in Boulder. But today, as I walked along with the first drops of rain starting to flick through the sky, after a good lunch with a good Rosetta Stone friend, I saw a funny thing. Someone sitting with a …

How to spend a summer’s day

In this case: watching a cricket game up in Longmont with a few friends and the following picnic: cucumber sandwiches bread, cheese and pâté hobnobs and McVitie’s digestives Pimm’s mustardy potato salad treacle tarts nutella There was nothing not good about this.

Meeting

I spoke for what I think is the first time today at meeting. It was not really a choice. The message was from me, from somewhere inside of me, but it was not my choice to speak it. Consciously I didn’t want to, but at a certain point, part of my brain said “you’re a …