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About Me

I am employed as a software engineer by a high performance media trader. There, I use Python, C++, Go, and AWS.

I like parsimonious code, with simple interfaces and excellent documentation. I'm not interested in enterprise, boiler-plate, or cookie-cutter nonsense. I oppose cruft and obfuscation. My favourite languages are C, Go and Python. I wish I was better at Haskell.

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Dec
5
awarded  Yearling
Aug
30
awarded  Popular Question
May
31
comment In early D&D, why would chainmail ever be preferred over plate armor?
Chainmail: 40gp. Plate: 60gp. It doesn't seem convincing.
Dec
5
awarded  Yearling
Sep
28
awarded  Critic
Aug
10
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
22
awarded  Nice Question
May
20
comment Is there a tool to make custom character sheets?
Omfg, ClarisWorks haven't heard about that in over a decade!! It had Windows versions, so fear [not].
May
20
comment Are fantasy RPG races racial/cultural analogues to reality?
You are the master of all things RPG. This answer is great, and cuts through PC in the quest for accuracy.
May
16
comment Why do Clerics unlock 3rd and 4th level spells at the same experience level?
I own the Cook Expert rules, and can verify it is 2/2/1/1 at level 6 as I've stated. Possibly Moldvay is compensating for not including the higher level cleric spells by simply giving more spells at those higher levels unless the Cook rules are included? Note that given all these occurences, it doesn't explain why rules released just days ago should continue the trend.
May
16
asked Why do Clerics unlock 3rd and 4th level spells at the same experience level?
May
2
awarded  Self-Learner
Apr
30
awarded  Teacher
Apr
30
answered Wielding barbarian weapons two handed
Apr
30
comment Wielding barbarian weapons two handed
I found: Creatures that use two-handed weapons (+2 to Melee Attack) also add 5 to their Menace Rating.
Apr
30
accepted Wielding barbarian weapons two handed
Apr
29
comment Ideas For a Dungeon With High CR
Reminds me of the mage cabal in Rhialto the Marvellous.
Feb
11
comment In early D&D, why would chainmail ever be preferred over plate armor?
A nice answer..
Jan
29
comment In early D&D, why would chainmail ever be preferred over plate armor?
100cn difference is not much (max carry is 2400), and 10% is a bit of an understatement (it's a very undramatic way to look at the difference). ac 4 to ac 2 is a 40% reduction in chance to be hit by first level monsters.
Jan
29
awarded  Editor