Hymn: “Make me a captive, Lord”

The next in my series on great old hymns is one that is actually, as hymns go, quite young, but still worth featuring here. Continue reading “Hymn: “Make me a captive, Lord””

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Shine Cycle 2018 Goals Review, 2019 First Quarter Goals

As the civil year comes to a close, I have been considering how the last year has gone and what I want to achieve in the coming months, starting with a pure retrospective on Strategic Primer on Wednesday and continuing with my “miscellaneous” goals for the year that was and the coming quarter on SaturdayA. Today, I’m turning at last to consider whether I met my goals for the Shine Cycle, my fantasy series-in-preparation, and to set out my goals in that quarter for the next three months. Continue reading “Shine Cycle 2018 Goals Review, 2019 First Quarter Goals”

2018 Goals Review, 2019 First Quarter Goals

As the civil year draws to a close, I’m again taking the opportunity to review the year that was and set new goals for the coming months. I looked back over my 2018 goals for Strategic Primer on Wednesday, and will turn to the Shine Cycle on Monday; today, everything else. As I mentioned on Wednesday, unlike past years, today I’m only going to set new goals for the first quarter of 2019, but before I get to those, a look at the goals I set for myself a year ago. Continue reading “2018 Goals Review, 2019 First Quarter Goals”

Strategic Primer 2018 Goals Review

As another year draws to a close, I’m again taking a look back at my goals and plans for the year that was and setting new goals for the future. In light of the strengths and weaknesses of my approach this past year, this year I’m only going to set and publicly announce goals for a quarter at a time, instead of setting grand plans for the entirety of 2019. I’m also not going to set any formal goals related to Strategic Primer, since in my task-planning deliberations these last weeks I’ve decided that other than items that are waiting on someone else’s input for me to be able to make progress, it’s a better use of my limited time to allocate it to other projects. Which is not to say I won’t spend “unbudgeted time” on Strategic Primer, but I’ll consider any progress a bonus instead of trying to set a minimum. I’ll look at my “miscellaneous” 2018 goals, and set new ones for all my projects other than the Shine Cycle (and Strategic Primer), on Saturday, and wrap up with a look at my Shine Cycle progress and new goals on Monday. Continue reading “Strategic Primer 2018 Goals Review”

Strategic Primer assistive programs release and development report (0.4.9017-rc4)

In the three weeks since the last release candidate of the suite of assistive programs for players and Judges of Strategic Primer, the code-base has seen much less change, and more minor changes, than in the last few months, so while I’ve “cut” a new release candidate today, I expect this will be the last before 0.4.9017. There were no “pure bug fixes” in the last three weeks (that I thought important enough to include in a “point release”), so 0.4.9016.3 remains the “latest stable.” You can download this new release candidate from GitHub as usual, or read a summary of the changes since the last release candidate below. Continue reading “Strategic Primer assistive programs release and development report (0.4.9017-rc4)”