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Personal Go analysis! Review your games and share them with the community on MyShimari. Beginners section coming soon!


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Personal Go analysis! Review your games and share them with the community on MyShimari. Beginners section coming soon!



Mirth Turtle

Mirth Turtle Media

An attempt to popularize the ancient game of Go using a variety of digital strategies. Although freshly re-branded, it maintains its roots as a comedy company.


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Mirth Turtle Media

An attempt to popularize the ancient game of Go using a variety of digital strategies. Although freshly re-branded, it maintains its roots as a comedy company.




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Stoooooocks

Experience the thrill of investing with none of the risk. Or complexity. It's Stoooooocks!


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Stoooooocks

Experience the thrill of investing with none of the risk. Or complexity. It's Stoooooocks!



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The Calico Brief

In this interactive sequel to Gray, Calico's back, and she'll stop at nothing to bring her coworkers to justice. It's time to compile The Calico Brief.


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The Calico Brief

In this interactive sequel to Gray, Calico's back, and she'll stop at nothing to bring her coworkers to justice. It's time to compile The Calico Brief.


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Snapback: Shimari

Shimari Academy sounded good in theory — but Lindsay and Felix soon discover it's impossible to leave. The second illustrated novella in the Snapback series.

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Snapback: Shimari

Shimari Academy sounded good in theory — but Lindsay and Felix soon discover it's impossible to leave. The second illustrated novella in the Snapback series.

PDF / ePub / Paperback

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Ghostcrime

A spine-chilling ghost/robot thriller. In 2031, when robot crime is the norm, how can one sad, exhausted detective prove that his case is actually GHOSTCRIME?

ePub / PDF / Paperback
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Ghostcrime

A spine-chilling ghost/robot thriller. In 2031, when robot crime is the norm, how can one sad, exhausted detective prove that his case is actually GHOSTCRIME?

ePub / PDF / Paperback

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Snapback: Fuseki

Three Go players get caught up in a dangerous international conspiracy. The first illustrated novella in the Snapback series.

PDF / ePub / Paperback
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Snapback: Fuseki

Three Go players get caught up in a dangerous international conspiracy. The first illustrated novella in the Snapback series.

PDF / ePub / Paperback


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ScaleQuail

A disruptive journey into the lucrative heart of growth-hacking, ScaleQuail is the blog that scales itself. All scaling solutions are open-source.

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ScaleQuail

A disruptive journey into the lucrative heart of growth-hacking, ScaleQuail is the blog that scales itself. All scaling solutions are open-source.



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I Found This Badger

In the fall of 2009, I found a badger on the sidewalk. We became friends immediately.

These are our stories.

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I Found This Badger

In the fall of 2009, I found a badger on the sidewalk. We became friends immediately.

These are our stories.



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Diamond Find

Explore the soulless Diamond City and trek to the staggering Diamond Mountains on a hypnotizing hunt for diamonds! Diamond Find is a diamond-finding adventure with over 500 endings and 100 legendary diamonds to discover.


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Diamond Find

Explore the soulless Diamond City and trek to the staggering Diamond Mountains on a hypnotizing hunt for diamonds! Diamond Find is a diamond-finding adventure with over 500 endings and 100 legendary diamonds to discover.



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Do You Like COMPUTERS

If you happen to like them, this is a blog about computers. Tips, tricks and opinions, with the occasional DIY project.

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Do You Like COMPUTERS

If you happen to like them, this is a blog about computers. Tips, tricks and opinions, with the occasional DIY project.


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Jun 17, 2020

New Go software!

If you're a Go player, have I got news for you. I made you some training software!

MyShimari lets you share your games, track your successes and missteps, and see how your training is helping. Check it out!

If you don't play Go, that's– that's cool. But you can learn how to play using something I did not build.



Apr 2, 2020

Quarantine Update

In many respects, self-employed life and quarantine life don't look very different. I was social distancing for a good month before stringent measures came into effect here, just writing code, blog posts, spreadsheets, etc. In terms of work style, not much has changed for me.

But of course everything has changed.

Will people still want cutting-edge Go software in the world after the pandemic? What about stories about badgers? If I even manage to survive, will any investors be left? I'll need someone to give me truckloads of money.

Stay safe everyone.

Posted in: Freelance Life


Feb 26, 2020

Big things on the horizon

With springtime just around the corner, I've been working hard on upgrading the sites and getting ready for my next big project. SPOILERS: it's Go-related!

If you play Go, you're going to love it, and if you don't play Go yet, maybe it'll convince you to give it a try.

In April, I'll be exhibiting at the Spring Geequinox again, and I'll likely have something to show you by then, as well as a few more suprises.

EDIT: Geequinox is unlikely to happen :(



Dec 31, 2019

Wrapping up the year

Looking back on 2019 and attempting to evaluate my self-worth based on my creative output is a bad idea but I'm doing it anyway! Probably my biggest accomplishment was the company re-brand, but the stock market game was more fun, both to make and play-test. There are still ways you can manipulate the market in order to win, but I wanted to leave that mechanic in the game, for realism.

I also experimented with doing a Go live stream this year and worked out the kinks, some technical, and some with the format itself. 2020 is going to bring a different flavour of stream as well as more Go content and tools, but this was a solid start.

That was pretty much it for this year – not my most prolific, but now I've got some bigger projects in the works, and I'm carving off more time for creating. Please help by purchasing a Lifetime Membership!

Posted in: Just Business


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I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I write books and build software.

This site was built with Ruby on Rails. Visit my GitHub page to view some of my projects.

View an archive of my failures in the Graveyard.

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