Board Gaming

Games we own. These are all available for game night with the North Tahoe Tabletop Board Game Meetup group....

Art Projects

I have worked on various art projects over the years. This is a collection of some of those projects....

Programming Projects

I have worked on various personal and professional computer programming projects over the years. This is a collection of...
Random Thoughts

Being a Computer Programming “Hero”

First, let me say that writing software is not usually heroic since doing it is usually not a risky endeavor. I’m using “hero” as more of a colloquial term for a person who has a huge success, sometimes against the odds. While working as a lowly programmer at…

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Distilled Game Review – First Playthrough

I played a game last night of Distilled by Dave Beck and Paverson Games. Distilled is a game where players run distilleries making spirits (alcohol, not ghosts). This first play of the game was entertaining, even with two of us making some big mistakes. Making mistakes on the first play of a game…

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Pipeline Game Review

Disclaimer: I wrote this review and then submitted it to ChatGPT to see how it would write the review. This is the ChatGPT text; It’s a little flowery, in my opinion. Pipeline, a captivating creation by Capstone Games, stands proudly on the gaming shelf alongside CO2: Second Chance…

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Age of Comics: The Golden Age – Review

Age of Comics: The Golden Age is a medium weight board games that lets players “print comics” to gain fans, gain income, fulfill orders (to gain even more fans), and win at being the most successful publishing company at the game table. The game starts with each player…

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Trek X-Caliber 8 Review

A few months ago, I bought a new mountain bike. I ordered a Trek X-Caliber 8 from the manufacturer and they sent it to a nearby bike shop for final assembly. Now that I’ve ridden it for over one hundred miles (and maybe as much as 200), it…

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Computers & Programming

What Does Readable Code Look Like

“Code” or “source code” are terms used to describe the written words in a programming language that have meaning in the context of that language. What I’m writing here right now is not “code” even though to someone who only reads and speaks Latin or Greek, it would…

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