Category Archives: Life

hmmm social networking

Sooo… I put up my social networking profiles… lessee if I can generate some positive hits on google or something by being really well connected with myself.

added my papers from last year

In keeping with playing catch-up, I’ve finally uploaded the papers I wrote for classes and conferences last year. Five new papers are up. Well, technically, 2 papers, 1 research methods write-up, 1 powerpoint presentation, and 1 software design spec. I’m particularly interested in the issues I bring up in the ethical dilemma paper


Holy cow. Single player RPGs are dead. Long live single player RPGs! Why the hell am I wasting my time on a designed timesink (World of Warcraft) when I can be playing the engaging Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion instead? Wait a minute… I HAVE been playing Oblivion instead! Is it worth jeopardizing 2 years of ethnographic work? Oh, hells ya. But I’m not… It would be worth it though… 🙂

Using [Goblin Jumper Cables XL] on markdangerchen

I’m resurrecting my blog. Since I’m using the XL version of the jumper cables, hopefully it’ll work.

Basically, I feel the need to write an ethnographic account of my academic experience. I don’t belong. But me as gamer will hopefully learn how to go native as an academic… my current problem is I’ve been building up a huge bias against academic life after 3 years in a PhD program… We’ll see…

Luckier than Socrates

I’m luckier than Socrates in two ways:

I don’t live in a time when confronting people with my ideas will get me condemned to death or exile.

I don’t feel the need to confront people so bluntly in order to stay consistent with what I believe in.