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6 Month Break

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

During the six plus months I spent preparing for the Level 2 CFA Exam I did not play any video games. Not on my computer, not on my Wii, not even on my iPhone…

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A Return to 40K?

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Yesterday at GW Highgate I got talked into painting a model. The first model I’ve painted in over three years…

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A Brave New World for Sid Meier fans

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Last week the 2nd expansion to the video game, Sid Meier’s Civilization V was released. Against my better judgement I download it on day one. I’ve only managed to finish four games since then, but that still represents substantial time and effort, especially when added to the fact all the time I’ve put in since the first game was released in the 90s. Sid Meier is my favourite video game designer and Civilization is undoubtably the video game series that I’ve spent the most time on. As a result I have more than a few thoughts on how to play the game, even though I don’t play competitively or even optimally, I still have much hard earned experience.

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Plugging away at Peeved Penguins

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

During my lengthy period of unemployment one of the suggestions I was given was to become an iPhone developer as I actually was a professional software developer coding in Objective-C over ten years ago. Some people must think nothing changes in the computer industry in the average decade.

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Civ V Findings

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Update: the second expansion Brave New World came out…

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Civ V Reading List

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Civilization did not spring fully conceived from the mind of Sid Meier back in 1991. It was an extension of his previous work such as Pirates! and more directly Railroad Tycoon. It was also influenced by the board game Civilization, it’s successors such as Advanced Civilization and to a lessor extent History of the World. Other influences came from the literary world…

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How’s this for a Chun Li costume?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

While I was trying to study, someone on Facebook posted a picture of what I thought was their friend dress as Chun Li from the video game Street Fighter 2. Turns out it was Yaya Han…

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First Civ V game in a long time

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Everyone else is talking about Diablo III, but I actually started my first game of Sid Meier’s Civilization V since 11-11-6…

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