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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...
November 8, 2010 by Draginol
One of the biggest problems I’ve run into as a business person is that I’ve never treated the PC game industry as a genuine business. It was a hobby side project.  I’m one of those guys who want the game industry to work better and I want to make games for those vocal people on net.

When Elemental: War of Magic didn’t live up to the standards we had hoped for, it was pretty stinging to my “my people” turn on me so quickly and so adamantly.  It was a bitter lesson that required me ...
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...
March 13, 2010 by Draginol

Sometimes you get pictures from friends and family that really do justice to the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
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.
December 26, 2009 by Draginol
Coming up with crazy new hobbies in your mid-30s provides an interesting challenge.

2007: Radar Detectors / Radio scanning.

2008: Beekeeping.

2009: Dietary Supplements

So looking forward, I have some new hobbies I’m looking at taking up.

1. Bats.  That is, putting up bat houses and such.

2. Gardening. Though more specifically, conservation and natural restoration.

3. Guns.  I’m having a hard time with this one because in the age of video games, guns l...
November 6, 2009 by Draginol
September 6, 2009 by Draginol
I’m still waiting to get a decent, non-windy weekend to go up north before Fall.  It ain’t looking promising.
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 3, 2009 by Draginol


March 24, 2009 by Draginol

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

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 ...