There's something soothing about the streamlined gameplay loop of Elite: Dangerous.

I think my favorite part is how the game's reward structure is also the fun part of the game. I don't feel like I'm being encouraged to do something I don't want to do in order to do something I want to do.

Oh dear, now I'm wanting to start a blog for video game pontification. I'm sure it'll pass... who needs a blog when you have mastodon? :)

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Barry Peddycord III

I'm just your average guy in tech. Open source is super neat.

My broad interests are in technology, development, automation, and especially education. I went to grad school to study educational data mining, the process of using data from classroom artifacts to improve instruction and understand the psychology of learning. Now I'm a software developer at a startup.

I'm really interested in game design, especially as a proxy for thinking about education. Right now I'm particularly into Magic the Gathering.

My hosting is provided by Having a private Mastodon instance is really cool (especially when you use it as a website!), but takes some getting used to since it becomes harder to find new people and for new people to find you. If you are interested in engaging with other people, you'll need to put in the extra work. And, of course, you can always just find an instance at JoinMastodon.