## Festivus for the Restivus

[Content warning: rough language ahead. You've been warned.]

Jerry Seinfeld isn't on board with Festivus this year.

I get it, I do. And I respect it. But I'm gonna air me some grievances. My therapist has continued to insist that I do what I need and …

## At home during COVID-19

Image source: instachaaz (the stuff is awesome)

Well, this has certainly been a unique past couple of months. I had a lot of things in mind for the spring 2020 semester and beyond, but I can safely say it's all been completely upended now.

I don't want to trivialize COVID-19 …

## Quinnwitz in Ireland

The Lady and I just returned from a 12-day trip to Ireland (with a stop at the very start in Kent, England, to visit some dear friends and their 6-month old twins!).

I can't begin to describe how incredible the trip was. It was one of those …

## StarCraft II Questions

I've been sick the past couple of days. In between drinking way too much tea, passing out cold, and actually getting the occasional bit of work done, I've been (re-)playing a decent amount of StarCraft II, specifically the Legacy of the Void (LotV) campaign. It's the final installment of …

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## Jedi Outcast: Echoes of a bygone gaming era

I should start by issuing fair warning: this is a post I've been meaning to write in some form or another for the better part of the last 15 years.

Commence "old mang" jokes.

But there was a group of gamers I met many years ago who, to this day …

## Resolutions for 2018

A solid three weeks late on the new year's resolutions, but still a marked improvement over last year.

(...I didn't post resolutions last year...)

I've been involved with a small faculty writing group since mid-December, with the expressed goal of helping its participants develop and sustain regular writing habits. Since …

## New year, new blog layout

Happy 2018!

I've been wanting to put a fresh coat of paint on things for awhile around here, especially since the old Flex template didn't have a really good way of supporting embedded Jupyter notebooks without completely upending the CSS (love the theme otherwise!).

Taking a page (or really, an …

Mixed bag.

## The Long Version

Something that's stuck with me from my middle school obsession with the Wing Commander books and video games was this quote:

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.


Certainly as true as ever with the admittedly extremely ambitious …