Update: Dungeon Keeper Layout

Since my last post as to my Dungeon Keeper layout that I designed in Excel, I’ve made continual tweaks to my dungeon, learning from attacks against the dungeon. Recently Dungeon Keeper made an overhaul to the game, reducing the size of mines from 5×5 to 3×3, among many other changes. AboveĀ is my current dungeon layout. …

Religious Freedom vs. Individual Rights

So the recent brouhaha around the Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby got me to thinking. From everything I’ve read, a lot of people seem to think it’s just about birth control, right for an employer to deny certain forms of contraceptives as part of their health care coverage. While this is the …

Dog Tired

So some folks might criticize how we care for our dogs, but I honestly don’t think they understand us, or our dogs. I’m always being asked, “how often do you walk your dogs?” and the honest answer is “almost never.” That immediately gets people thinking that we neglect our dogs and don’t care for them …

Utopia? Dystopia? What’s the best “topia”?!

I participate in a variety of chat rooms and forums, and I’ve seen numerous debates regarding the best socio-economic systems. Many are idealistic and favor utopian ideals, where the government provides everyone with all the basics for survival – a job, an apartment, a car, food, clothing, electricity, heat(in the winter), cooling (in the summer), …

Designing a Dungeon Keeper Layout in Excel

I have been really enjoying the mobile Dungeon Keeper game, but I know my current dungeon layout has some inherent weaknesses when being attacked by other players. So I’ve set myself the task of digging out practically my entire dungeon (with the exception of 2 rows of the hardest rock around the periphery of the …

Stand by your Man

The song “Stand by your Man” has been going through my head all morning. My husband recently left his good-paying job as an engineer at a well-known tech company, in order to devote more time to his start-up business, which he’s kicked into high gear over the past few weeks. I’ve been doing my best …

Women’s Role in Society

In this day and age, you’d think that women’s role in society would be more easily defined, but I still see evidence of people struggling to accept women, at least intellectually, as equal to men. The fact that some men, born and raised in the western world, would still hold outdated beliefs about a woman’s …

Intolerance

It seems to me that people are becoming less and less tolerant of views opposing their own. What ever happened to live-and-let-live? Just because I’m an atheist, child-free, omnivore doesn’t mean I hate all vegan religious people who have kids. I’m constantly seeing battles of words between christian vs. atheist, vegan vs. “paleo” or meat-eaters, …

Trolls are Fun

It is normal that one will eventually run into trolls on the internet. Many people seem to hate trolls and consider them as bullies. Most of the time, I actually think trolls are a lot of fun. Personally I love to mess with trolls – in fact I love to “troll the trolls” as it …