I’ve never been an avid reader, but I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I’ve written long stories as early as 7 years old, and when I started my websites at the age of 14, I continued writing on the world wide web. This blog, and all the other websites and blogs before it, are merely the latest manifestation of my oldest hobby.
- I finally got a copy of the CRPG Book, which I contributed to (see 2015/2018 below).
- I am writing technical articles professionally on a freelance basis, currently with a focus on the ELK stack.
Fresh Stuff (2018)
- The CRPG Book Project, for which I wrote a review of the Ravenloft: Stone Prophet (with brief mentions also of Ravenloft: Strahd’s Possession and Menzoberranzan) was finally published, four years since its inception, on 5th February 2018.
- I wrote a poem for a St. Valentine’s Day poetry competition, and won. This is very ironic because there was nothing romantic about the poem. It was a limerick centered around a dirty and negligent truck driver, with imagery inspired by Denis Leary’s “Asshole” song. I wrote it just for laughs, and looks like it worked.
New Stuff (2017)
- I was awarded Honorable Mention in the Ultima Dragons 25th Anniversary Essay Contest.
- I wrote dialogue for an NPC representing myself in a game called Morgaelin.
- I occasionally contribute documentation to the Microsoft Orleans project.
Recent Stuff (2015)
- I have written a review for the Ravenloft trilogy for the CPRG Player’s Handbook. The book was released on 5th February 2018, after four years in the making.
- I was a DZone Most Valuable Blogger (MVB), and some of my articles at Gigi Labs have been republished there. I also had a similar agreement with .NET Code Geeks. However, I terminated both agreements by the end of November 2015.
- My article, Double Buffering in Redis, was featured on Redis Watch Issue 42 (30th April 2015) and Redis Weekly Issue 90 (2nd May 2015).
- My article, Setting up a Connection with StackExchange.Redis, was featured on Redis Watch Issue 51 (16th July 2015) and Redis Weekly Issue 101 (20th July 2015).
- My article, ASP .NET Web API: A Gentle Introduction, was featured on Kashyapa’s ASP .NET Daily (Sunday 16th August 2015).
- My article, Retrieving Table Metadata from SQL Server Catalog Views, was featured on #SQLServer Weekly 20150907.
- Ultima 8: Pagan walkthrough (2003-2004, incomplete)
- Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire walkthrough (Sep 2006)
- Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne Bonus (Orc) Campaign walkthrough [Chapters 1, 2, 3] (Mar 2010)
- Eye of the Beholder 2 walkthrough (Sep-Nov 2011)
- Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness walkthrough (Feb 2014)
Ancient Stuff (2002-2003)
- Adventures of Blackthorn dialogue – this is some dialogue I wrote for a fan-made Ultima spinoff that was eventually cancelled.
- The Return – this is an essay I wrote at school which had an Ultima background to it. It is mirrored at the Dragon Press.
- Tale of the Mystics – this is an Ultima fanfiction which I never finished. It is mirrored at the Dragon Press.