Stuff Update

What have I been doing?

On the tech side, playing with Debian on a netbook and a pogoplug. Android on a hacked Nook Tablet, a cheap “smart” phone and a Logitech Revue Google TV box (We were having streaming problems that were fixed with a Factory Reset.) I have Windows 8 on order because, well, I’m not so stubborn that I won’t “play” with the latest gaming OS…yes, a Windows PC is still the only real viable gaming platform. But Steam’s move into Linux and MacOS is changing that… slowely. Until then, Windows is still the OS to beat, because a platform (like Windows) is only as good as its applications (in my case GAMES.) 

On the RPG side, I’ve been spending most of my time playing and developing for Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. It’s the coolest fucking RPG right now, and it has the best community of gamers. I’ve been publishing a little zine since the game was officially released, but I’ve been playing the game for over a year now. I’m still deep in the OSR scene, and I’ve bought a ton of things and read them all. The best is that the OSR is compatible with DCC RPG in so may ways… most of the adventures I’ve ran were were written for OLD versions of D&D. 

In the bike world, shit’s been the same. I’ve been riding my 10-speed more often. I’ve been on a few trips, but they tend to be with the bike cult. Burning Man was more of a personal thing this year than a bike thing… which was nice… but I did miss the bike cult aspect. I have a new years thing planned… we’ll see how that goes.



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My Public PGP/GPG Key

dak.ultimak.asc Download this file

In lieu of the next World War, it's time to share my public key so you can send me encrypted messages, or verify if a message sent my from me is legit. 

It also helps if you share your public key with me, or at least have it up on a key server.

To learn about PGP encryption, and why privacy and electronic security is so important, read this: by the guy who created PGP.

More info can be found here:

And my old post on cryptography:

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Dirt Rave…

It's that time of year again, it's Burnie Man. And the man burns in 3 days!

I'm usually there by now, but not this time. But my late departure is for a good reason. Mainly so Joe Borfo can go!

It'll be my 10th straight burning man… I can't believe it. But it's true. 

I leave in a few hours.

You can find me at 
  1. Gigsville
  2. Voted Best Camp
  3. Fandango

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Yesterday at the LA Festival of Books I came across this!


You can get the print here, or $25 at the Book Fest. I know how some people feel about the “cutsy-fying” of D&D and Cthulhu, but I really like his stuff. Yes, he also does Cthulhu, so he’s obviously a gamer. When I was looking at his art, he was explaining to someone what an Owlbear was. I wish I stuck around to see what he was drawing. Any way, good stuff.

I also met Zak S and Mandy Morbid of DnD with Porn Stars. They signed my copy of Vornheim and I was talked into buying one of his books. I decided with Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon’s Novel Gravity’s Rainbow. (Now I feel obligated to read the book.) He’s as nutty as he is online, but just as well spoken and funny-looking, and totally not a douche. 


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This guy started it: I decided to take on the challenge and not just stop at a cover, but make a full on zine using the last several posts from my D&D Blog (which is found here: All articles appeared there first.)

Some of the posts were plugs for Crawl!, so I thought I’d get clever and make them ads. I also took a plug for the DCC RPG PDF and made that an ad too. It took me few hours, most of it spent formatting text and re-doing some art so it matches a style that I like. I highly recommend comparing the original posts with the ones found in the zine. No way was I perfect, but the analog version was fun to figure out. As a special bonus, it features new art from Crawl! fanzine and an early version of an article that will be appearing in Crawl! No.2! Best of all, I’m making this available free as a PDF, in both a readable and printable format. I might also release it as an epub ebook, we’ll see.

Any way, I present to you REV. DAK D.M., zine no. 8:

PDF for reading

PDF for printing The “for printing” version is formatted (impossed) for double-sided (duplex) printing on Letter sized paper (A4 should work fine, too.) Just print double-sided, fold & staple!

If someone wants me to send them a printed version, I can do that! Dwolla, Paypal or Google Wallet $2 ($3 if you’re in Canada, and $3.50 overseas) to or just email me. Make sure you let me know what you’re buying (DAK, D.M. No.8). Keep in mind that this won’t be the highest quality paper (Crawl! will be printed on premium paper.) This will be cheap, but cool. Also note that there aren’t any back issues. Issues 1 through 7 don’t exist!

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Sorry for that last post. My phone was borkd, and it only sent now!

My phone was locked sometime after I took that pic, and it only sent now after I fixed it. I locked my phone recently because of paranoia, and I somehow butt-locked the SIM card, so I couldn’t use it this whole weekend. I only unlocked it now. And I guess it was in the middle of an out-going message.

Alt/Anti-Coachella Shows in the desert are the new SXSW!

I went to Burger Records’s show at Dillon’s Roadhouse, Desert Hot Springs, on Friday, and Experimental Noise Fest at The Palms, Wonder Valley, on Saturday.

Desert Daze is happening ALL WEEK.

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