June 2012

Character Name Generation

Ever struggle to come up with character names? Sometimes they just pop into your head wrapped in a bow. That’s pretty rare, though, at least for me. Other times I’ll see something and be inspired with a character name. (And sometimes I’ll even remember to jot it down!) More often than not, though, it’s painful to come up with character names, especially on demand. Fortunately, technology can come to our aid. If you’re old-school you probably already have a megadump of your local phone company’s database right there in your kitchen. On printed paper, no less! Just pop open that phone book and randomly point to somewhere on a page.… Read More »Character Name Generation

Blog Transition Complete

My blog is now migrated. Woohoo! Thanks for your patience and sorry if you noticed any hiccups. How do you like the new design?

Switching Blogging Software

This is just a quick note to let you know that I’m switching to WordPress in the next couple days. If you’re an RSS subscriber (thanks!) then you may see my older posts in your feed again. I’m going to try to prevent that but if it does happen it should be a one-time deal. In fact, repeatedly seeing the old posts in the feed is one of the reasons I’m switching. Sorry if you experienced that in the past. The other reason for switching was because I felt penned in with my current software. I simply didn’t want to use it and thus blogging was rare. Now, though, I… Read More »Switching Blogging Software