Save vs. Geek

Daniel P. Clery

Musician, Technologist, Gamer

Hugo Transition

A Quick Migration This site is hosted on a pretty small Google Cloud instance, and the database server keeps falling over. Instead of beefing up the instance, or tuning mysql to be more forgiving, I figure now is as good a time as any to give the static website thing a try. I figure, new skills are great and I can’t say I’ll miss keeping Wordpress up to date. What little content has been migrated over, so it should feel like the same site.

Too Many Passwords

Ask any tech person about passwords, and you’ll probably let get the same advice. Use complex passwords Never reuse passwords Change your passwords frequently We know this is a huge task. I’ll let you in on a secret- most of us techies don’t follow all of that advice as well as we should. We all can do it better, and I want to help. Some tips before we start: Remember why we have passwords

Traveller 5 Walkthrough Replay – Part 1

I’ve been excited about Traveller 5 since before the Kickstarter. It’s been slow going getting errata and clarification for the game out, and there’s not much being written about it. So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to follow the advice from the old Book 0 and get to know the territory. I plan on sharing this in the form of fictional conversations between two players, followed by a commentary post.

Traveller 5 Walkthrough Replay – Part 2

continued from part 1 Ensign John Doe, age 22, 47B776 SEH, Wound Badge-1 Trader-1, Author-1, Battle Dress-1, Astrogator-1, Pilot-1, ACS-Pilot-2, Grav Flyer-2, Fleet Tactics-1 A: You picked Flight as your branch, and you’re stuck with that now. Roll d6 4 times, to see what your assignments were. B: 2,3,5,1. What’s the get me? A: Strike, Seige, Mission and Battle. Busy term. Your total risk mod is -5 (-3 for the battle, -2 for flight).