Wizards: Work smarter, not harder.
Fighters: Not smarter, hit harder.
Rogues: Lie smarter, steal hardware.
Bards: Sing harder, get- ow! oh geeze! Fine, I’ll stop singing! Quit hitting me already!
Deus Ex and The Treachery of Labels
Deus Ex Mankind Divided was a clumsy, tone-deaf allegory that thought it was clever, and it managed to annoy people of all political stripes.
What is this silly word, why did some people get so irritated by it, and why did it fall out of use?
WAY back in 2005, I wrote about a D&D campaign I was running. The campaign is still there, in the bottom-most strata of the archives.
There are two major schools of thought about how you should write software. Here's what they are and why people argue about it.
The true story of three strange days in 1989, when the last months of my adolescence ran out and the first few sparks of adulthood appeared.