refactoring dnd 4e

June 15, 2009  ⚔️

I’m trying to keep up to date with what’s going on in the Dungeons & Dragons world. I think the fourth edition rules are nice and easy to use. On those occasions where I encounter a rule I don’t know well, I can guess and when I look into the rules later, it usually ends up being easy to remember for next time. I’m looking forward to seeing the new rules for psionics. I like the stuff they’re doing with hybrid classes to introduce something more like old style multiclassing.

silently losing mail with email::send

June 10, 2009  📧 🐪 🧑🏽‍💻

Let me start off by reassuring you: I’m not going to go on and on about how everyone needs to stop using Email::Send forever. I will stop once nobody is using it anymore.

email::send to be written off; email::sender supplants it

June 7, 2009  📧 🐪 🧑🏽‍💻

I was long at least tangentially involved in the development of the Email:: namespace’s early code. I talked with Casey West often when he was working on Email::MIME and Email::Send. Once I started working at Pobox, though, my email needs became much more serious.

that special something

May 29, 2009

Clearly there is something to the notion of star power. I’m half-watching the movie Lifeforce for the first time and thought, “Boy, that guy really reminds me of Mr. Deltoid, a minor character in a movie I haven’t seen for 15 years or so.”

reimagining pod (or: breaking all my pod libraries)

May 29, 2009  🐪 🧑🏽‍💻

After reading perlpodspec a few times and trying to reconcile all my hopes for my Pod-munging tools with the pretty restrictive rules of the spec, I have come to imagine Pod as a nested set of layers of specification, almost like the skin on an onion. Go figure.

still loving liquidplanner

May 29, 2009  🌀

I wonder how much time I’ve lost in my continual worrying about productivity software. Probably not enough to offset the gains I’ve made by finding things I like. OmniFocus still stores most of my personal todos, index cards still get a lot of my random notes, but LiquidPlanner remains my absolute favorite project planning tool for work.