Adapt to the Community

December 2, 2012

A great post by Jeff Atwood on how to make MMO’s. We are raising pledges for Pathfinder Online on Kickstarter. Look for some great updates soon!



May 10, 2012

It’s very humbling to be part of a project as exciting as Pathfinder Online. The community Paizo has built is incredibly strong, and it’s great to see the reaction to our Kickstarter project. Fully funded in less than a day is fantastic – especially considering that we are starting by funding a demo. I think [...]


Yes, Virginia, SQL is Dead

August 2, 2011

I’m no big fan of SQL. When I was a young, naive programmer, I really enjoyed ‘doing good architecture’ and normalizing my database. After maintaining my fourth or fifth major ORM layer however, I had started to suspect the emperor’s clothes were perhaps not very practical for a blizzard. But that’s not why SQL is [...]


Ubuntu VMware to EC2

May 4, 2011

This is a guide to porting a local Ubuntu 10.04 install from VMware under OSX to running on Amazon EC2. Flitterati is hosted on EC2. I’ve done most of the development on OSX, and then ported the scripts to an Ubuntu install on EC2. Unfortunately, there are enough differences to make this suck. When your [...]


Dozen hikes

February 6, 2011

Today, Jane and I make our 12th hike up Stone Mountain.  We set ourselves a goal of hiking up the mountain 100 times by the end of the year.  We had 7 when we started the year, but were stopped by icy conditions from getting started in early January.  In the last two weeks we’ve [...]