I haven’t done any gaming since the summer. Work’s been mostly boring. I did get to attend ZendCon10 in Santa Clara. I’m hooked on this whole con thing. I want to go to cons for gaming, computing, photography, Dr. Who, hacking, smart phones… you name it! If it’s a subject matter I’m interested in, I want to go to a conference about it!
While at ZendCon, I did take the ZCE exam for PHP 5.3 and PASSED! I’m a Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 5.3) now! Woot Woot!
My next certification will be my CEH/CNDA (Certified Ethical Hacker .. or “Certified Network Defense Architect” as the Gov’t likes to call us.) Hoping to take that exam in April or so.
I read “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman, and my kids love the Percy Jackson series of novels (I’m reading through them myself now … not bad at all.) So our Summer Gaming will be using White Wolf’s “Scion” rules set to run a game based loosely on the Percy Jackson Universe. This is goiing to be great! So far, Rose (my oldest, currently 12) wants to play a character based loosely on Annabeth, Tim (the only boy-child, 10) is uncertain, our friend plans currently on making a “child” of Artemis and I’ve got a son of Hephaestus all spec’d out. (I also have an awesome son of Odin, if I can work him into the game, but for now the plan is to have only Greek Scions.)
That’s all for now. I’ll try to keep this up to date more often, but no promises.