Author Archives: johnkutensky

Slaves Instead of Heirs

Slaves Instead of Heirs In the fields, machines harvest crops.  Machines bring the crops to homes.  And when they rot, uneaten, machines bring the refuse to compost piles, to create fertilizer for the next round of crops.  Machine doctors wait … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Games of 2017

2017 is almost over, and it was a great year for me, and a great year for games, so I figured I’d do a Best Of list for 2017.  There are quite a few great games I first played in … Continue reading

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Best Plants for Air Filtering

I came across this guide to the best plants for improving air quality in your home.  Normally, I wouldn’t really put much stock in it, but the data comes from an older NASA study, so that piqued my interest.  I’ll … Continue reading

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New Project

I’m starting a new blog called Dictatoria.  I’ll be collecting interesting anecdotes about dictators, with a focus on the 20th century.  Come check it out!

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Polynesian City Builder

One thing I dislike about city builders is that you eventually reach a point where the lack of a struggle reduces my engagement.  In games like Tropico 5 and Banished, and even grand strategy games like Rome: Total War, once … Continue reading

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The Night Sky

I came across an interesting site the other day, and wanted to share.  The Night Sky lets you create a map of the stars on a particular date and in a particular location, with different options, like color and constellations. … Continue reading

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Update

I know I’ve been quiet lately.  I recently got a new job, so I’ve been settling into that.  Better commute, better pay, better boss.  It’s great so far, and I think it’ll only get better!  I’m wicked excited for it! … Continue reading

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