CategoryRandom Thoughts

Comprehensive Exam Reflections

Introduction I have been wanting to write about my comprehensive exam for a few months now, pretty much since I wrapped them up last term. Throughout the first year of my PhD, I had heard whispers that “comps” were one of the most demanding parts of the degree and my exams were, of course, further complicated by the ongoing pandemic. A lot of the infrastructures I had grown to rely on for this...

FRQSC Application Example

Earlier this year, I was the lucky recipient of a FRQSC (Les Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et Culture) doctoral award to fund my research on videogame afterlife, hacking, and intellectual property law. This was both a thrill and a relief for me when it occurred, but rather than simply sitting out this year’s application cycle, I thought I would share my prior application to aid folks...

Text Adventure Twitter Bot

On somewhat of a lark, I decided to convert my Twitter account into a fantasy text adventure bot. I haven’t been the heaviest of user of the platform lately – at least not for crafting original tweets – so I thought I’d flex my meager programming and writing skills to bring what is essentially randomized Zork to social media. Utilizing Zach Whalen’s excellent guide...

Two Week Blog Hiatus

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that I’m taking a two-week break from game production and blogging. I’m aiming to get back to things on November 17th.  Why the sudden hiatus? I’ll soon be taking a week-long work trip to Los Angeles to help record an audio documentary about the city. Some of the areas I’m visiting include Santa Monica, The Henson Lot, and...

Off To ConBravo!

 Well, it seems I am off to ConBravo tomorrow. But not in my usual role! Due to some complications, the Ontario Pathfinder Society will not be running games at ConBravo, and therefore I will be attending the convention in a media capacity. I’ll be exploring the various table-top games at the event, as well as a variety of panels and vendor booths. It should be a great time! I’ll be on...