Mike Godwin’s First Essay On Encryption And The Constitution

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180304/23373739356/mike-godwins-first-essay-encryption-constitution.shtml In in 1993, when Mike Goodwin originally wrote this essay, I was a very young boy and I find it startling how similar the arguments are for encryption with respect to constitutional considerations 25 years later. My thanks to the people who fought the first crypto Wars.

Roll One – Version 0.0.2

I’ve added some complexities this time around. There’s a new shape (the triangle) and a strong implication that this is a multiplayer game. There’s also the concept of overshooting the target (i.e. the goal―square|box). This results in immediate loss for the player. In the first version of the game the player was rewarded for rolling […]

Rolling Dice in Python

The below rolls dice in python.  I’ve long loved python for dice-rolling―having created a now defunct twitterbot and a mastodon bot―it was nice to write this up briefly as I’m working on re-re-re-learning python. #!/usr/bin/python3 from random import randint total_dice = int(input(‘How many dice? ‘)) dice_val = int(input(“How many sides? “)) rolls = [] high_roll […]

Rainfall (2004) Released

For a very long time (I’m guessing ~10 years) I’ve had a blurb on the playscript section of my various websites saying: “Rainfall” (Coming Soon!) Now it has. Read it here. It’s a slow play. It was produced when I was in undergrad.

new art project: Kyle&

time off One of the things I’ve been doing this past week is creating art, initially with Kyle& … nobody. I’d been working on some things for the Fedora project on and off, but nothing was really sticking until I started working with my kids. My children are very good motivators with respect to artistic […]


I contributed to the most recent Fedora Linux release’s wallpaper. It’s interesting to have seen it pop up everywhere I normally read about Linux as a featured image touting the new releases arrival. At any rate, this is a squeak from me. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here (I was off playing with […]


I’m thinking about doing some tutorial-type things revolving around some of the free-software tools I use to create visual art. Predominantly I’d focus on inkscape (at least at the moment) since I’ve been enamored with vector graphics on that program for a while. I’m also interested in doing something for inkscape as it was a […]

Your Personal Archiving Project: Where Do You Start?

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2016/05/how-to-begin-a-personal-archiving-project/ Pretty great, low-key article about not losing your mind organizing things. I suspect this is easier when it’s not your stuff. Never really thought about how archivists archive and it’s interesting. Wish they’d addressed long-term digital storage formats. Would assume you’d use free software if possible.