A Goodbye to Diego, My Favorite Pair Partner

At 2:44am, I watched my cat Diego take his final breath. He was about 15 years old, and I knew him for 12 of those years.

12 years ago, I was living in Chicago and visiting friends in Iowa, and I learned that their neighbor’s daughter was getting married to someone who was deathly . . . → Read More: A Goodbye to Diego, My Favorite Pair Partner

Merry Christmas!

When I was younger, I loved the challenge of sneaking around the house during the holidays to find my Christmas presents before Christmas Day.

I like I think I was pretty good about it, too. I would sometimes find the already-wrapped boxes above the china cabinet or in my parents’ dresser.

Once I . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas!

WordPress Removing End Tags? Here’s Why

So I was writing a very large post recently, and I found that when I checked the preview that there was a huge section of the post in a blockquote.

I checked, and I found a missing </blockquote>. I figured I missed it when I originally wrote the opening tag, and instead of quoting a . . . → Read More: WordPress Removing End Tags? Here’s Why

Merry Christmas

It finally snowed here in Des Moines, so there is a lovely blanket of white on the grass, but not enough snow to cover the streets and driveways, which is courteous of the winter, when you think about it.

I’m looking forward to a day of games, classic movies, and food enjoyed with my . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas

Why Does Your Game App Need My Browser History and Photos?

Years ago, I started paying attention to the usage of so-called digital rights management (DRM) in games and made my purchasing decisions accordingly. I might have missed out on some major cultural impacts, but I wasn’t going to passively accept what I thought was a draconian form of copy protection. A form of protection that, . . . → Read More: Why Does Your Game App Need My Browser History and Photos?

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