Dark Night: A Weekly Break From Distractions

For the past several months, I’ve been celebrating what I call Dark Night every Thursday, starting at dusk. I enjoyed it so much that I published a how-to website describing the framework I use for creating the night. My hope is that you can also have a night free from the distractions of the world. … Continue reading Dark Night: A Weekly Break From Distractions

The Universal Catapult for Seej

In the late 1700s Eli Whitney, the designer of the cotton gin, developed muskets with interchangeable parts to help the United States military. The manufacture of objects with interchangeable parts was soon a key factor in the industrial revolution. Mr. Whitney is perhaps a little anachronistic when brought alongside castle and siege warfare, but we can use the principles he championed to build a better piece of siege machinery.

I made it to Oregon!

I made it to Oregon! Kim, myself, and three cats got there alive — but starving, in poor health and after a few broken arms and bouts with cholera and dysentery. Looking at it now, Oregon Trail is a pretty crappy game but back in the day, it was one of the best around. Supposedly, … Continue reading I made it to Oregon!