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Why “Rectorsquid?”

It’s a short story… My best friend Bob Koritzke was a bit of a prankster. Back around the year 1982, there were many businesses that would leave out little note pads offering free memberships for people who signed up for a mailing list. Bob would fill these out…

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New Email Subscription Service!

I think that there are at least a few people who want to know when I post about Linkage program updates or tutorials. Heck, you might even want to know when I post about others things. Now you can get notified by email when there is new awesomeness…

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Barrage Board Game First Impressions

Barrage is a worker placement (euro) game where players compete to product power from hydroelectric power plants. In this review, I will describe my first impressions of the game starting with unboxing and finishing with me stopping a game against myself (me vs. me) at the end of…

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Wil Wheaton’s Blog Style

I sometimes read Wil Wheaton’s blog. For anyone who reads my blog and somehow doesn’t know of Wil Wheaton, he’s an actor who was in the movie Stand By Me and later played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He’s done other acting since then but…

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Taxes and Board Games

I was doing my taxes a few days ago because, for some reason, I thought it would be good to get them mailed before the normal non-extended tax due date. It was a philosophical decision. I had a moment of panic in the morning before I got out…

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HP Spectre 15t

I bought a new Windows laptop and I’m a bit disappointed. The latest AMOLED screens on HP laptops supposedly all have this same issue; The screen has texture at the pixel or sub-pixel level. It is absolutely horrible. From what I have read, this is because of how…

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Programming in Breadth: Hello World

Many programming books start out with a chapter called “Hello World” or at least a section of the chapter where the programming itself is being taught. After installing text editors, compilers, etc., a program must be written that does something visible, and so, the “hello world” program is…

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