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The thing that defines strategic problems is the tension between long term goals and short term goals. Without this tension, there would be no real difference between tactical problems and strategic problems. In past Total War games, one of the most basic strategic problems was what to do with a captured city/province. In the short […]

Strange Calculations

The fact that Spain decided to try to invade Wales was one of the most surprising things that happened in my brief time spent playing Medieval Total War II. I was not expecting anybody to try to do that. And that is all to the good. I like it when I can’t predict everything the […]

And then Spain invaded Wales

So I did what I have a bad habit of doing this time of year. I bought a computer game. In this case, I bought the gold edition of Medieval Total War II for about $11. It’s a little different than what I expected. I have not played it enough to be sure if this […]

Among other things that happened to me last week, I found out that a vendor was going to do a lot more work for me than I had thought (I am speaking of a project at work). Normally, this would be a good thing. But it was one more thing that made me depressed last […]

Not Talking

How come nobody told me about this? Maybe they did and I just forgot. But you would think I would remember something this cool. Anyway, I don’t have a lot of room to complain about people not telling me about things. While I have been spending my time on this blog whining and trying to […]

A while back, I was called back into work after working all day long. I stayed until a little past midnight. I was back home and in bed by 1:30 a.m and I was up at 6:00 a.m and back to work by 7:30 a.m. After that, I did not go home for another 36 […]

Honesty or lack thereof

I find that the hardest part about writing is being honest with myself. I like to blame the other people that I imagine are reading this. I tell myself “don’t be so self-conscious”. But the truth is, if I was writing something for my eyes only I don’t know if I could be any more […]

Once there was this person who was not related to me and not as smart as me. Surprisingly, this person became my friend. This is a rare occurrence in anyone’s life. In the first place, most people don’t have many real friends. In the second place, people rarely become friends with other people who are […]

One of the worst things my current Boss ever said to me was “The best thing you have going for you is that you are such a gosh darn likable guy.” It is a lie of course. And what’s worse, it is a lie that my boss believes. Worse yet, he believes it in part […]

What I have been reading

I have known for a long time that nobody really understands water. It pleases some evil part of me that something as common as water has stumped the best minds of men for so long. That confusion may or may not be over. Time will tell. But I still learned a lot I did not […]

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