A puzzling business card

I’m going to a few conferences this summer, just for fun, not for work, representing myself. In social situations, I’ve always had “calling cards” or personal-life “business” cards with some basic internet contact info. Does anyone remember the Moo.com mini-cards that were popular back when LiveJournal was a big thing? I’ve been using some variation on … Continue reading A puzzling business card

Designing Amazon Web Services Playing Cards

I have used a few of Amazon’s more popular web services, both on the job and on my own. I’ve deployed code to EC2 and Lambda. I’ve synced files and stored backups on S3 and Glacier. I’ve experimented with a few others. But what is WAF? SNS? CloudTrail? I wasn’t even sure I could tell you what those acronyms … Continue reading Designing Amazon Web Services Playing Cards

The Hipster PDA Scrabble cheat sheet (v2.0)

A while back, I made a Scrabble “cheat sheet” that fit in the standard Hipster PDA 3×5 index card format. I used it for a few weeks, both in playing the Scrabble board game and Words With Friends. Unfortunately, it never quite worked the way I wanted it to. A couple of weeks ago, I updated … Continue reading The Hipster PDA Scrabble cheat sheet (v2.0)

Yeay Marriott!

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/08/Marriott: it kicks ass. Although I smuggled my deodorant in my baggage and the TSA did nothing, even though they stared … Continue reading Yeay Marriott!

Eugene and Pictures

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/05/Kim and I took a road trip to Eugene for the weekend. It’s a pretty college town and (around this time … Continue reading Eugene and Pictures

Perplex City Card Ideas

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/04/I have had about a dozen people approach me through chat, email, and Unfiction private message. All of these contacts have … Continue reading Perplex City Card Ideas

Elvis needs boats! Elvis needs boats!

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/04/This is going to be the typical “LJ Catchup” post in which I complain that I have not updated this thing … Continue reading Elvis needs boats! Elvis needs boats!

#228: Primer

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/04/ As many of you know, I developed a few puzzle cards for Perplex City. Something that I probably should have … Continue reading #228: Primer