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bio website john.jersdesk.com
location North Salt Lake, UT
age 43
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I am a software developer. I am particularly fond of the areas:

  • artificial intelligence, computer vision & machine learning
  • high end graphics & image processing
  • games

As this profile is now posted across multiple sites:

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as a Mormon.
I am also a mathematician.
I quite like interesting games and enjoy playing them with those of my many wonderful children who are old enough. We will often edit what we might find to be sleazy in a game without altering the game play, which quite widens the range of games we can play while staying within what we consider to be gospel standards.


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asked Is there a good second player tic tac toe strategy
Dec
7
revised What are mistakes beginners should avoid in Dominion?
added 200 characters in body
Dec
7
comment How can I beat “Big Money” in Dominion?
No, it really isn't. Every group hits that point. Then you realize that you can do much better.
Dec
7
comment How can I beat “Big Money” in Dominion?
No, in the base set I think it can still almost always be beaten by something else. I like Androminion which is a fun way to try lots of (random) setups and don't think any setup so far has turned out to have big money as a winning strategy. There was one where it was close.
May
26
awarded  Promoter
May
13
revised Best way to solve vassal module version conflicts issues
added 29 characters in body; edited title
May
13
asked Best way to solve vassal module version conflicts issues
Mar
30
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
22
comment One vs Many board games
And it doesn't matter which side you are playing, you almost always feel like you are losing (as long as X doesn't make obvious mistakes)
Mar
22
awarded  Commentator
Mar
22
comment What is a good resource to discover new games?
Does the chat room have persistent posts and upvoting so that it is easy to identify the ones that were most recommended and one can look over recommendations that interest you, but you hadn't thought to ask (e.g. the dominion-lite question)?
Feb
23
answered What techniques should I use to teach my 5-year old to play chess?
Feb
22
comment Can people win at Diplomacy using a “Qin strategy?”
@bwarner Yes it answers the question. Because it says you choose allies in diplomacy by player, not by "farthest 3".
Feb
22
revised What are mistakes beginners should avoid in Dominion?
added 3 characters in body
Feb
21
awarded  Teacher
Feb
21
comment When should I buy copper in Dominion?
Sorry, only slept a few hours last night. As I mentioned in another comment it can be useful combined with a deck of Foragers as they will need a lot of trashing fuel.
Feb
21
answered Dominion: When to use Platinum and Colony
Feb
20
answered When should I buy copper in Dominion?
Feb
20
comment When should I buy copper in Dominion?
Copper can be quite useful with a deck full of Foragers which can be fairly hard to beat if there is no way to rob the trash. The coppers are not to spend, they are just easy trashing fodder.
Feb
20
answered What are mistakes beginners should avoid in Dominion?