DMing for the first time in 25 years

Last weekend, I ran a DnD session. Three curious players stepped into a fantasy world I created for the first time in over 20 years, took whatever plans I had for them and shredded them into bits, and apparently left satisfied and wanting more1. This is a chance to understand what’s the fuss about, from a perspective of a guy who’s starting it all over again.

Poor Netflix

Netflix is going to lock down accounts and limit the leeching, according to a bunch of articles like this one or that one floating around. This doesn’t come as a surprise, yet, I’m pissed about it so you get a post.

Technical Documentations Thoughts

A few weeks ago, I briefly mentioned I’m getting into technical writing at work. This has been an interesting experience. The following are some thoughts and general strategies I’ve been utilizing. mored I discovered that technical writing at work uses the “energy bucket” as most of my writing on this blog. It’s not that both are identical: the articles I write at work cover different subjects and they end up looking different than what ends up on TAONAW.

Org ID, Org Attach & Better Folder Names

You might have heard of org-mode headers IDs. By default, these are Universally Unique Identifiers (UUIDs). In this post, I want to talk about what they are, why I use them (and you should, too), and how to make them into slugs - human-readable IDs that make sense. This will be a bit of a long explanation of what I discovered in org-mode, so buckle up..!

What's in a Name

The name of this blog raised a couple of eyebrows. Why The Art of Not Asking Why, or TAONAW for short (I pronounce it as Tao-Now)? You’re not really supposed to ask why (it’s in the name), but I thought I’ll expand on this a bit, including my thoughts looking into a new domain.

Feburary 22 Update

With changes at work and less energy to write here, I wanted to at least write a general update. This usually helps me to “get back in the groove” blogging-wise.