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December 12, 2011 by Draginol
I’m working a lot of hours right now.  But why?  At some point I think I should do some research on this.  It’s been years since I’ve “needed” to work from a financial perspective.  So what is the motivator?  Heck, I don’t even have a salary anymore but yet I love to work.  Clearly, I’m insane.
May 4, 2011 by Draginol
Bailey and her mother Hara and 8 siblings.
November 10, 2010 by Draginol
Our family recently moved to the house I’m typing from. It’s not quite done yet and nothing is bigger reminder than that than the constant sound of contractors pounding on things from various distances.

Our IT guys got me set up so I can do AI coding from remote via VPN and Incredibuild (which lets me use all the lab machines at the office as slave boxes for compiling).

The main thing I miss when working from home are the people. Stardock really is a different kind of company. The peop...
March 29, 2010 by Draginol
In no particular order, here are some of my favorite memories of being a very small child.

Blue toilet water The theme song to Bewitched Catching Locusts (Ciquadas) Eating angel food cake made by our neighbor Beverly Going to the Great Sand Dunes with my parents and thinking the clouds were where we were going. Getting a TCR track delivered by Santa after Christmas Catching lizards in my neighbor Betsy’s back yard Looking for snail shells with my Uncle Morley at nig...
January 22, 2010 by Draginol
Now that I can stream movies in HD, I just don’t have it in me to go out and go to Blockbuster anymore.

I can’t find Gran Turino on Zune (xbox360) or comcast so I’ll just go without it.  I’m just that damn lazy now.
November 6, 2009 by Draginol
June 20, 2009 by Draginol
Higgins 007

It’s been a tough first half of the year. Now I can finally look forward to some Summer R&R at the cottage.

June 5, 2009 by Draginol
So I got a scanner recently (Uniden 396XT) and it’s amazing how professional the police are despite having to deal unbelievably stupid people.

Tonight I had it on and the cops were reporting on a lady who was running down the street screaming (while naked) that she could fly. The police reporting this remained calm, cool, and detached.

That’s an extreme case but they deal professionally with all kinds of crazy or stupid people.
June 3, 2009 by Draginol


March 24, 2009 by Draginol

At the Game Developer’s Conference. This is a view from my hotel window.

March 19, 2009 by Draginol
One of the things that I’ve been thankful for is the blessing of good health. And by good health, I don’t mean a life free of disease or injury but I mean a life free from getting colds, flus, etc.  I never get sick.

As I’m getting a bit older, I once in awhile will have a day where I get say a migraine or am sore from working out in the yard and my productivity drops to nil. That sort of thing would have a devastating impact on trying to succeed if it was common.
March 7, 2009 by Draginol
As some of you know, I started out in life with relatively little. It’s one of the reasons I don’t tend to be the most sympathetic person towards people who spend their entire lives being poor. 

Americans who are chronically poor, in most cases, can look at their own poor choices as being why they’re in the state they’re in.  The remaining are people who are physically more mentally disabled and those people I have endless compassion for.

Being wealthy doesn’t mean you’re be...
February 14, 2009 by Draginol
Awhile back we put in a feature that only rarely gets used and never on JU before. It’s called Destroy Account.  What happens is the system goes and wipes out every post, every comment that user has ever made on all our sites.

I got to use it today on LW. I had exiled her for comparing a tax cut to corporate welfare and then as being the same as the welfare that the Octuplet mom receives for her 14 children.

I’ve said this in the past but occasionally needs to be repeated – there ...
January 29, 2009 by Draginol
1. I've lived in Michigan nearly all my life but was born in Texas.

2. I love talking and reading about politics but I don't really care much about it.

3. My birthday is almost exactly half a year away from Christmas

4. I never had to learn to blow my nose until I was 34 due to never being sick.

5. I have a pet turtle that I got when I was 15 (22 years ago)

6. I never had a detention in school but was suspended for defending myself (successfully) from 5 huge seniors by u...
December 16, 2008 by Draginol
Today was a good day.  A major book publisher wants to publish my book. That makes me happy. Then, IGN gave our PC game, Sins of a Solar Empire its Best PC Game of 2008 award and Twilight of the Arnor got best expansion pack. And that came on the heels of GameSpy giving those two games its best of the year awards too.

We also closed a major new deal with a major PC manufacturer today too on MyColors which is pretty exciting and Dell let us know they're very happy with the way things ar...