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Fantasy RPGs

Ardish Feudalism

Context: This was written primarily for the players of one of my current RPG campaigns. No effort has been made to provide further context, but I may eventually publish more about the setting. Ardland, the country in which the town of Blightmoor exists, is a quasi-mercantile feudal society. Land ownership is divided between the crown […]

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Clickwise’s Missing “X” and “Y” Found After Hiding In Plain Sight For Three Years

If you want to know what this is about or how we got here, read on. Otherwise, If you’re just here for the updated reference, click here. Back in 2009, Penny Arcade published a noir detective comic best summarized as “prohibition with robots” called Automata. I was immediately interested in the barcode-like text used to […]

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Film Photography

Retro Camera Review: Wester Autorol

After getting back into film photography with a 35mm SLR earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before I was seduced by the comparatively massive negatives of 120 medium format film, and so I began researching options. When I discovered the Wester Autorol via Japan Vintage Camera for only $150, I knew […]

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Why I Hate School

Whatever the publication date of this article may read, know that I am writing this on the 31st of August, 2021. According to my somewhat esoteric reckoning of time, this is the very last day of summer. Autumn begins promptly on the 1st of September and every season lasts precisely three months. (It’s okay. I […]

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Home Automation Tutorials

How to Root the Mova Z500 Robot Vacuum and Install Valetudo

As part of my quest for cloudless home automation using Home Assistant, I recently bought a pair of Mova Z500 robot vacuums for $169 a piece (one for downstairs, one for upstairs) for use with Valetudo, a local network solution for a variety of cloud-powered robot vacuums, only to discover that there was no public […]

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Hello again.

As a denizen of the Internet old enough to have originally reached for the word “netizen” before arriving at the foregoing descriptor, I have written the essence of this post more times than I would care to count. I don’t know what it is about blogs, but I find myself pathologically unable to stick with […]