πŸ’ͺ Anyone can strategize: Sun Szu for 4X wargame Space Empires 4X

When listening to business folk delivering business presentations, have you heard them pull Sun Szu quotes out of thin air? I have. Thankfully, none of these talks were at events for which I paid good money to attend. People seem to love Sun Szu πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ For management, sales, marketing, entrepreneurship. But…

on computing being fun

I'm convinced that programmers (like myself) who bypassed the science in computing, at least partly did so because what we saw looked dull. At least, duller than just programming right away.…

simple computer science glossary

In my experience, comprehension is achieved through clarity of thinking. This glossary is an ongoing project to clarify my thinking by defining computer science concepts in simple language.…

(in)formal education

I value all the knowledge and, more importantly imo, experience that 5 years of professional programming has given me. But I'm surely not the first self-taught computer person to wonder about the gaps in my theoretical knowledge. I've made a plan to fill in those gaps, and more. I've selected…

Using dd on MacOS to make a live USB of Fedora

The Fedora Project has several documented methods for preparing a live USB. As of Fedora 34, the only official and supported method for creating a Fedora USB stick is the Fedora Media Writer [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/creating-and-using-a-live-installation-image/index.html#using-fedora-media-writer] utility. But, for my own reasons, I'll…