Conflict Resolution in RPGs, Part 1

Imagine, for a moment, you’re an adventurer, creeping down a hallway towards a treasure just out of reach. Or, imagine you’re defending the last remnants of humanity from an alien onslaught. The only thing in the way is you and your BFG-401K. Perhaps you’re a hacker, preparing to reveal the misdeeds of a corporation who […]

Redesign + 2

Almost exactly 2 months after launching the new and improved danielboyle.net, I wanted to talk about how I feel about what I’ve done. First, I still feel good about the structure and design direction. My primary goal of better representing my eBay work has been mostly met. I need to continue iterating on my content, […]

Inspired by a terrible commute

For a decade, I took NJ Transit trains into NYC, and I grew to loathe the nearly 4 hours I spent on a train every day. To celebrate 1 year of freedom (though I now drive to work in the Seattle area) I am revisiting a pet peeve: the terrible doors on those terrible trains. […]

2 Years Later

On the evening of Tuesday, June 12, 2018, I released the first update to my website since sometime in 2012. This has been in progress, according to this blog, since February 2015. Let’s talk about what has changed since then. First, my last update happened shortly after joining eBay, after being laid off from Critical […]

Innovation by the numbers

I think the hardest thing for many people to understand about device upgrade cycles is that, at a certain point, the devices we use constantly are pretty well optimized for their form factors. We get minor updates to cameras, or screens, or processors, but very few true changes to what we consider the core device […]