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bio website john.jersdesk.com
location North Salt Lake, UT
age 42
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen Apr 6 at 8:49

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.


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?
Feb
20
comment What are good standard tactics for Dominion?
Excellent question with a lot of excellent responses.
Feb
16
comment What cooperative board games are there that I could safely play with my wife?
But Civ stood out before cooperative board games were in vogue for offering a not-so-in-your-face world domination of sorts, yet a serious board game. It was world superiority without world conquest. I agree they aren't actually cooperative. They were serious, but competitive in ways that more closely reflect confrontation levels more reflective of what average consumers feel comfortable with, which may still hit the OPs actual intention, if not his wording per se.
Jan
25
accepted Precise rules for MTG
Oct
20
asked Precise rules for MTG
Aug
14
accepted Can Spoils be trashed by Counterfeit?
Aug
9
revised Can Spoils be trashed by Counterfeit?
added 146 characters in body
Aug
9
asked Can Spoils be trashed by Counterfeit?