Thursday Things

What I’m Playing

  • Triumph & Tragedy – I’ve got a couple of friends interested in playing this monthly and we had a great, speedy match last weekend. I’m still teaching them and won with some lucky peace token draws, but it was good for them to see: you have to attack the Germans at some point when you get to 1942/43!

What I’m Contemplating

Thursday Things

What I’m Listening To

What I’m Contemplating

What I’m Playing

  • Advanced Squad Leader – Weekly plays with Doug, still enjoying our Belgium campaign from the start of the war.
  • Fields of Arle – Still haven’t played this solo but enjoying the two player experience and scoring more points each time I play.

Thursday Things

What I’m Reading

  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, the fun-to-read but very alarming sequel to Sapiens. Here’s what I learned:
    1. Intelligence is decoupling from consciousness
    2. Organisms are algorithms and life is data processing
    3. Non conscious algorithms are becoming more intelligent
  • I’m using Adventures of an IT Leader for my information systems strategy and management class at WOU. Fun to read novel with good backing material supporting the narrative.
  • Finished reading The 12 Week Year and it was very average. Here’s the summary: set goals on 12 week cycles, implement a weekly review and action system to drive progress towards those goals. Maintain a sense of urgency.

What I’m Playing

It was a week of light games with friends and family.

My First Publication with Standard Ebooks

I’ve been contributing to Standard Ebooks over the past month or so, working on my first publication as a producer. A bit more about Standard Ebooks:

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces lovingly formatted, open source, and free public domain ebooks.
Ebook projects like Project Gutenberg transcribe ebooks and make them available for the widest number of reading devices. Standard Ebooks takes ebooks from sources like Project Gutenberg, formats and typesets them using a carefully designed and professional-grade style guide, lightly modernizes them, fully proofreads and corrects them, and then builds them to take advantage of state-of-the-art ereader and browser technology.
Standard Ebooks aren’t just a beautiful addition to your digital library—they’re a high quality standard to build your own ebooks on.

My first book is Something New by P.G. Wodehouse. Producing it was enjoyable, tedious at times, and very rewarding. Reading the book was fun too – it is a short, humorous novel and if you are a Downton Abbey fan you’ll love the book.