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I'm a hobbyist programmer, part-time sysadmin, and full-time data center management, automation, and cloud computing architect and delivery engineer.

I have experience with myriad editors, shells, and OSes. While I have my [strong] preferences, am pretty much beyond the religious wars of "what's best" when it comes to platform, editor, or toolset: if it works for the problem at hand, and you know it, it's [probably] worthwhile :)


Oct
1
comment In the official rules of Monopoly, can you offer immunity to other players in deals?
there is no rule preventing gifts
Sep
3
comment Why is the Pandemic starting position always Atlanta?
the English rules mention that you start in Atlanta because it's home to the CDC, too (at least, the copy of the game I have does)
Aug
27
comment Can a disease be eradicated at the beginning of the game?
@KeithS - it is improbable ... but it still happens :)
Aug
26
accepted Determining if/when to use trump in the “pre-game” of 2-handed Pinochle
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
22
comment Settlers Of Catan - discarding cards when rolling 7
how would a discarder know what another discarder had left in their hand?
Aug
20
comment Can a disease be eradicated at the beginning of the game?
To expand on this answer, it is quite possible to eradicate a disease on your first turn - it's happened to me twice playing the game. So while not having a given color played is not the same as eradicated, you can eradicate as your first turn.
Jul
15
comment Single player variant of pandemic?
I was more indicating that's how we play :)
Jul
15
comment Square cards larger than 70mm (2¾″)
@Joe - sounds like you may need to reengineer the game format :)
Jul
15
comment How can I keep track of which outbreaks I've resolved?
We use either a player's finger, or a coin
Jul
15
comment Single player variant of pandemic?
fwiw - we always play with open hands, since it's a coop game
Jul
15
comment Pandemic's difficulty seems to rest on the placement of the first epidemic card in the deck
you deal-out cards to each player BEFORE shuffling-in the Epidemic cards.. this is 8-9 cards removed from the deck, meaning each "quarter" of the deck is more like 12 cards, not 15
Jul
2
comment What are some good tactics for the early game in Risk?
@SamIam - it's hard to hold up in SA if you have no starting countries nearby :)
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
revised In Pandemic, when does the discard-over-7-cards rule take effect?
added 12 characters in body
Jun
25
accepted In Pandemic, when does the discard-over-7-cards rule take effect?
Jun
25
comment In Pandemic, when does the discard-over-7-cards rule take effect?
@Gendolkari - perhaps I could've worded it better .. I mean the question still stands, just edited to 7 from 8: your answer is exactly what I was looking for in a clarification :)
Jun
25
revised In Pandemic, when does the discard-over-7-cards rule take effect?
fixed numbers in question
Jun
25
comment In Pandemic, when does the discard-over-7-cards rule take effect?
good point - though the question remains, just with the reduced number :) .. updated the question to reflect the proper number :)
Jun
25
asked In Pandemic, when does the discard-over-7-cards rule take effect?