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Games, Technology, and Other Stuff

What I’m Playing Of course, more Advanced Squad Leader with Doug. We are in the middle of a German / Dutch early war campaign. I played Combat Commander: Europe with my young friend Peter who just shipped off for US Army basic training. I taught newbie friend Spence how to play Twilight Struggle and it …

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Skipped a few weeks so there’s a bit more than usual this time. What and Where I’m Drinking Overall I’m not drinking much at all – 1 or 2 nights a week at the most, and I feel better for it. I’m two weeks into an intense weight training program and trying to reduce my …

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We moved into our townhouse in Beaverton Oregon almost exactly a year ago. The smaller footprint and mostly clean slate coming in allowed me to take some steps to automate the home for convenience, safety, and money saving. Here’s what we did. Wemo Switches While I was tempted to go all-in with some high end …

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What I’m Playing Triumph & Tragedy – I’ve got a couple of friends interested in playing this monthly and we had a great, speedy match last weekend. I’m still teaching them and won with some lucky peace token draws, but it was good for them to see: you have to attack the Germans at some …

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What I’m Listening To First Listen: Michael McDonald, ‘Wide Open’ – Yep, this is dad rock but it is good rock. First Listen: The Lone Bellow, ‘Walk Into A Storm’ – Mix of lead singers brings a nice variety, along with varying music styles. What I’m Contemplating Charity Majors on Twitter – Great career adv

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What I’m Reading Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, the fun-to-read but very alarming sequel to Sapiens. Here’s what I learned: Intelligence is decoupling from consciousness Organisms are algorithms and life is data processing Non conscious algorithms are becoming more intelligent I’m using Adventures of an I

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I’ve been contributing to Standard Ebooks over the past month or so, working on my first publication as a producer. A bit more about Standard Ebooks: Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces lovingly formatted, open source, and free public domain ebooks. Ebook projects like Project G

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Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria at the US Air Force Academy yesterday:

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Sorry I skipped a week! Did you notice? Are you out there listening to me? Why not leave a comment and let me know you are here? What I’m Playing Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954–62 – Played this 2-player COIN game with a friend down at Guardian Games. I’ve also been diving deep into the …

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What I’m Playing Advanced Squad Leader – my weekly session with Doug. We are using tanks, guns, and soon motorcycles and cavalry! Combat Commander: Europe – my semi-regular session with a friend who is soon to go active duty in the Army. Triumph & Tragedy – A teaching session with two newcomers to this game. 

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David Nield: Whether you’ve never heard of it before or you’ve abandoned it for pastures new, here’s why you should be using RSS for your news instead of social media. Yes! Choose your sources. Build your own balanced portfolio of inputs. Don’t let Google or Facebook decide for you.

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What an amazing day they had - Army 4th quarter comeback vs Buffalo and together time after to tour campus

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What I’m Contemplating This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like – Love, love this and even used in a talk I gave tonight to the Rose City Software Quality Engineers about the role of managers in an agile software environment. Our 6 Must Reads for Scaling Yourself as a &

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Greg and Chris

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I was hanging out with a group of my coaching clients last week and made an off-hand remark about how much I enjoy business novels. What is a business novel? A business book focused on a specific category of business learning, packaged as a novel- or novella-length story. Here are my favorites: The (New) One …

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What I’m Playing I played the newish 2 player version of Caverna, Caverna: Cave vs Cave on 2017–08–25. Fun, tight and easy to learn 2 player game. Not sure I need to own it (still having fun exploring Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small) but will gladly play it any time. Doug and I are …

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Back in late May I decided to run the Canby Dahlia Run half marathon. It had been three years since my last half and I needed a goal to work towards over the summer. I use Trello to track short- and long-term goals, and my half-marathon goal looked like this: I chose a 9 minute …

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What I’m Reading I listened to about half of Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris; June 6 – Aug. 5, 1944. I just don’t enjoy the pure historical recollection books as I do historical stories (fiction and non-fiction). I’m getting better at just moving on when something doesn’t engage m

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Greg, Matt, and I are hanging out at Salishan for the eclipse and playing some games. I taught Pax Renaissance and we loved it so much we are going for round two.

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Tyler Cowen: That is what the end of complacency looks like. It may just be a blip, but keep the nature of this episode in mind as you track subsequent news developments in this and other areas. Here here. Bold, applaudable action for sure.

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Tyler Cowen: That is what the end of complacency looks like. It may just be a blip, but keep the nature of this episode in mind as you track subsequent news developments in this and other areas. Here here. Bold, applaudable action for sure.

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What I’m Playing Doug and I continue our learning of vehicles, guns, and how they interact with infantry in Advanced Squad Leader. We played The Puma Prowls and The Meat Grinder in the past week Played more Band of Brothers with Peter. I introduced some guns and off-board artillery in this scenario (Scenario 6 –

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What I’m Playing Doug and I continue our learning of vehicles, guns, and how they interact with infantry in Advanced Squad Leader. We played The Puma Prowls and The Meat Grinder in the past week Played more Band of Brothers with Peter. I introduced some guns and off-board artillery in this scenario (Scenario 6 –

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I decided I need a title for when I post it not on Wednesday as planned but on Thursday. Sorry. What I’m Reading Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball – Excellent book debunking …

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I decided I need a title for when I post it not on Wednesday as planned but on Thursday. Sorry. What I’m Reading Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball – Excellent book debunking …

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Julie and I have become dedicated library patrons. I think it was a mix of downsizing and getting rid of a ton of books (and not wanting to build back up again) and wanting to be smarter about spending money on entertainment and reading. We have a pretty amazing library system here in Washington County (metro …

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Julie and I have become dedicated library patrons. I think it was a mix of downsizing and getting rid of a ton of books (and not wanting to build back up again) and wanting to be smarter about spending money on entertainment and reading. We have a pretty amazing library system here in Washington County (metro …

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I wrote this yesterday but inflight WiFi wasn’t let me connect to many sites. Here we go! NB – I freely admit that I stretch the relevance and meaning of my headings below. I just like the format and it is fun to come up with categories and ways of talking about these categories. How …

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