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Monday, July 9, 2012

Working from home

This will be the first week that I have worked entirely from home. Today being the first day of the week I have a few observations.

  1. I need a more comfortable set up. There is something about the chair and desk that my wife has that does not fit me the right way. That being the case I spent the majority of the day standing with my laptop on the bar in the kitchen. If I am going to stand all day then I should have something soft under my feet to help make it more comfortable.
  2. I need to plan how my workstation should be set up. Turns out (should have thought of this) work seems to only allow one VPN connection per IP address. Since I only have one public IP that means that only one system can be connected at a time. It took a little shuffling but I was able to get a workable solution so tomorrow should be better.
All in all the experience was a pretty good one. I really enjoyed being able to wake up at 7:20 and be at work by 7:30.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Role Playing Games

Years ago when I was in high school my friends and I played quite a few different role playing games. These ranged from AD&D, RIFTS, Battletech, Robotech, TMNT, etc. I recall the good times the three of us had playing on a weekly basis battling all kinds of unknown foes. This last year I have found myself wanting to play once more. My old friends have moved on and I am not sure where they are but I have two sons that I can (hopefully) teach to play. Because it has been so long and the game systems have changed so much I realize that I need to relearn much of what I used to know. To help me get back in the gaming mindset I have been listening to a fantastic podcast over this last month called Critical Hit from the Major Spoilers website. I am pretty late in finding this podcast so I started on episode 151 but I have been enjoying it so much I have gone back to the beginning and I am trying to play catchup. The players on the show are using the D&D 4th edition rules in their game and even though I have the three book boxed set I have chosen to go with the Pathfinder game instead. I have recently learned that a local store down the street from me runs a Pathfinder Society (PFS) game session on Tuesday nights. I am planning on attending one of these sessions in the coming weeks so that I can see how other Game Masters (GMs) run a game. My goal is to get up to speed enough in the rules so that I can run a campaign for my boys and myself in the next month or so.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Blogging again (maybe)

It has been a looooong time since I have posted anything at all to a blog. I would like to start journal of some of my thoughts so maybe this is the right place for me to do that. I still have (what I call) quite a few posts on my Wordpress blog that I may import here. The things that I am thinking of writing about are:

  • Biblical devotions
  • Random junk that I think of
  • Tech related items
  • Pathfinder RPG stuff
  • Who knows ...