Month: December 2013

Would you like The Force with that?

Several management types sat at tables in the McDonald’s dining room, holding a breakfast meeting while I munched on a burrito. The senior manager leading the meeting made a comment: “You’ll find that in your R2D2 report.” No one around the table giggled. No one made humming lightsaber noises. Everyone kept a straight face. I…


The motto for 2014: “Tell a story”

It’s been a hectic, amazing year. For me, on the personal front, I remarried in March and in May became father to an adopted infant boy. At work, I went from education reporter to news editor in the spring and by the end of summer became a hybrid news editor/crime reporter. On the OtherSpace front,…


RoE #8

To Infinity… and Beyond! The shuttle system has been installed thanks to the staff! All planets are now connected! With that, the first major milestone in the develop of Star Wars: Reach of the Empire has been reached – the main infrastructure has been set. The game is playable in its current condition. What’s next?…


Overthinking baby’s first Christmas

This column appeared in The Herald-Sun in December 2013: Just five years ago, I’d have laughed in the face of anyone who told me that I’d someday find myself standing in the back aisle of a Durham Toys R Us, weighing the benefits of Baby’s First Blocks, the Soothe & Glow Seahorse and the Rhyme…