Cryptocurrency, Medieval Venice, and Among Us

My wife and I have been investing in the stock market with the company Robinhood. Just a little play money, to supplement our investments and to amuse us. One of the things we have looked into is cryptocurrency. It's a currency not backed by any government (so far) and not necessarily widely usable for payment … Continue reading Cryptocurrency, Medieval Venice, and Among Us

Among Us: Behavior, Good and Bad

I wrote here about the game Among Us and what it can teach us. As a frequent player, I am always happy to find other players who behave sensibly. They do their tasks. They respond to a crisis like a reactor meltdown or oxygen depletion. They try to figure out which crewmate is really the … Continue reading Among Us: Behavior, Good and Bad

Everything I need to know I learned playing Among Us

You are part of the crew of a space ship (alternatively, flying headquarters or frozen base). You have a mission to perform, but among you is one (maybe moreā€¦) impostor who wants to stop your mission, including by killing crewmates or destroying the ship. You have many tasks to perform throughout the ship to keep … Continue reading Everything I need to know I learned playing Among Us

Designing medieval fantasy armies: doing it right, doing it wrong

Let's say you're writing a fantasy story, or some fiction based in the medieval world, or writing background information for a role-playing game in a medieval-like fantasy setting.  Appearing in your story, or your game campaign, is some interaction with the army of the kingdom.  You want to write something believable, but you're not an … Continue reading Designing medieval fantasy armies: doing it right, doing it wrong

Rhino and Badger Published!

The Rhino and the Badger is now available as a Kindle ebook! https://www.amazon.com/Rhino-Badger-Ken-Pascoe-ebook/dp/B08G5DB4NK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3H6623Z2OJNEN&dchild=1&keywords=ken+pascoe&qid=1597966511&sprefix=ken+pascoe%2Caps%2C235&sr=8-1 Like so many authors before me, I had an idea. The idea bounced around in my head until it had to come out, so it became words in a file. I wrote, edited, solicited feedback from my wife and others, and improved … Continue reading Rhino and Badger Published!

Pole Estimation for Target Recognition via Late Time Scattering

This is a paper I presented at the European Electromagnetics Conference (EUROEM) in 2004. The conference was held at Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. The paper was also published as a book chapter in Ultra Wideband, Short Pulse Electromagnetics 7, published by Springer. There are some formatting issues in this blog version. Greek … Continue reading Pole Estimation for Target Recognition via Late Time Scattering