Weeknotes 2022-02-19

Posted on Sat 19 February 2022 in Dispatches • 2 min read

I’m trying to get back into the habit of writing more regularly here, and taking some inspiration from Quentin I’m going to start doing brief weekly updates. My hope is that doing these short posts will get me back in the groove and lead me to resuming more detailed write-ups.

This week:

  • I finished my re-read of Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir.
  • Spent some time with the fam in enhanced quarantine due to my daughter having a close contact at her school.
  • Released episode 110(!) of Explorers Wanted, concluding the guest appearance of Stephen Garcia, who was lovely to work with.
  • Finished watching James Gunn’s Peacemaker TV series, which sticks the landing hard.
  • Greatly enjoyed this write-up from Chris Bissette on his Markdown workflow for TTRPGs. I’m a big fan of Markdown. Every entry in this site begins that way, and I love seeing folks from different creative circles discovering its flexibility and power.
  • Released a rather silly Discord bot on our podcast server that can either fetch random quotes from the show or generate new sentences based on the existing quotes using a Markov chain. I’ll do a more detailed write-up on that at some point, but if you’re curious you can find the source code on GitHub for both the Discord bot and the backend web service that powers it. You can see it in action in the screenshot below.

    Example bot output on our server.

    Example bot output on our server

And that’s it for this week! Let’s see if I can keep this chain going!