Category Archives: Other

Stuff that doesn’t fit into “other” categories… or does it?

Novena to Saint Cajetan for the Unemployed and Underemployed

Introductory prayer for every day: (Begin with the sign of the cross)Omnipotent and everlasting God, You wanted St. Cajetan to trust in your Providence and despise earthly things and You enriched him with abundant spiritual goods, grant that those who … Continue reading

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Thaw Among Frozen Stones

Chill air, with a hint of perfume, and the dawn widening. Continue reading

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Critical Damage and Random Numbers

So I was thinking about critical hits, where some attacks do much more damage than others. Normally, this is just a 2x or 3x bonus. But what if you wanted occasional 30 or 200 times the damage? And what if … Continue reading

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The Cross and the Atheist

As Chesterton so carefully hinted in “Orthodoxy”, Christ during the passion appears, for a moment, to approach atheism. From this, atheism appears a moral human response to deep suffering, fear, and isolation. This insight should alter how we think about … Continue reading

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Householder

I received a book for Christmas this year (from my Mother, as is often the case) titled “Man of the House” by C.R. Wiley. Although I have not read the entire thing I have skimmed it deeply enough to gain … Continue reading

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The density of Plutonium

I noticed that the density numbers were missing from the Plutonium isotope pages on Wikipedia. If we take the Pu244 density of 19.816 g/cm3 from the wikipedia page as veracious, the other isotope densities are easy to derive. Since the chemical … Continue reading

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Planet by Oskar, Now with Saves and Keyboard Shortcuts

Oskar Stålberg wrote this lovely little piece of software which he titled his “Polygonal Planet Project”. Unfortunately, it had no keyboard shortcuts or save/load functionality… so Dru hacked it in! It’s currently a single-file “quicksave” sort of functionality, but it seems … Continue reading

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The Bible and IP

I have already endeavored to examine (and dismantle) the logical foundations of the idea of Intellectual Property, but before this writing the religious justification or refutation has gone largely untouched. For this study I will be sourcing exclusively from the … Continue reading

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Real Theoretical Conundrum

I am struggling with a system I don’t completely understand. Running a sequence of tests. Suddenly! Struck by an expression which is exactly what I wanted. An image of my deepest hopes, long longed for but never fully expressed. A … Continue reading

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TUNR: Charge More for Violence

My response to: TUN Slow Down the Violence People play to learn. We want to learn things that are expensive to learn. Killing people is the most expensive thing that we know about, so it makes total sense to learn about it … Continue reading

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