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bio website perludus.com
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Lead designer/developer at PCI Education, an educational publisher focused on Special Education.

Game development background in coding, game design, level design, and user interface/usability. Also 3d modeling if required.

Worked with Valve Software for a few years when the mod team I was part of (Day of Defeat) got bought.

Spent 13 years working on oceanographic research ships developing software for real time data acquisition, display and management.

Computer Science degree that's so old I can say I have taken a class in Cobol :)

Have presented at GDC and other conferences on the use of games, game technologies and game concepts for non-entertainment applications such as education, simulation and visualization.

See my website for various posts, screens, etc.


Jun
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awarded  Teacher
Jun
29
answered How much weight to add to a dry-hop bag?
May
23
comment How does electrical conductivity of a fermenting liquid change over time?
Nice mdma. If you get around to trying this out before I do, let me know. I have a couple of new batches I'll be doing soon and hope I can setup something to test. I'm really trying to not fall into the "measure SG" trap - I just want something that changes nicely over time and then levels out when fermentation has completed.
May
23
awarded  Supporter
May
23
comment How does electrical conductivity of a fermenting liquid change over time?
In fact, I just got one a few days ago with this in mind! Also probably have it do some air lock bubble counting as well as temperature monitoring.
May
23
revised How does electrical conductivity of a fermenting liquid change over time?
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May
23
awarded  Editor
May
23
revised How does electrical conductivity of a fermenting liquid change over time?
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May
23
asked How does electrical conductivity of a fermenting liquid change over time?
May
2
comment Fastest method of wort chilling
Fastest way no matter how weird the method, or fastest PRACTICAL way to chill?
Jul
18
comment Bubbles in my racking cane.
Question title sounds like it oughta be an old timey tune :)
Jun
29
comment Is there an optimal bottle size?
Not so big that you can't drink it all :)
Jun
24
comment Primary taking far longer to settle down than usual - should I worry?
So last night I drew off some from the primary and tested the gravity - came in at about 1018. Sort of a different smell to it, and the taste was a bit different than what I expected. It actually burned the back of my throat a bit, so I'm wondering what might have cooked up in there.
Jun
23
awarded  Scholar
Jun
23
accepted Primary taking far longer to settle down than usual - should I worry?
Jun
21
awarded  Student
Jun
21
comment Primary taking far longer to settle down than usual - should I worry?
Ah yes - I am using an airlock, and have previously judged things had settled down once the airlock air releases were more than a minute apart. I do have a hydrometer and could test it, but would have to pop the lid off the barrel to do so. Perhaps I'll have to do that.
Jun
21
asked Primary taking far longer to settle down than usual - should I worry?
Dec
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awarded  Quorum
Dec
17
comment Is there anyway to tell if a glass bottle of beer is carbonated without opening it?
Ah the famous Schroedinger's Cap question :)