envying me so you don't have to...

Well, here it is, my own little personal webpage! My name is Dana Larose, a software developer living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Personal pages are a little passe, I know, but this domain comes in handy for a few projects I don't want to host elsewhere.


There are a few things I work on half-assedly:

Learnin' Tuesdays - In order to keep up with hobbies and things I want to study, I've decided to try dedicating at least one night per work to learning things. This is where I'll keep track of it all!

Fabulous F**king Fiction - I do NaNoWriMo each November but aside from that, I'm awfully lazy about writing fiction. So between December '07 and November '08, I endeavoured to write a short story every week and managed to complete 42 of them. Now that NaNoWriMo 2008 has passed, I'm still writing. I've been posting flash fiction most Fridays of late.

crashRun - Roguelike games are near and dear to my heart and I think everyone who plays roguelikes thinks about coding their own. This is the one I've been working on, implemented in python and using pygame for its display. I recently released version 0.3.0 of crashRun! It's not a complete game, and it's rough around the edges, but give it a try!

Wa - Wa was the first roguelike I worked on. It's basically moribund at this point; I used its code base for crashRun. What I had in mind was a bit too large in scope for me and crashRun is a little more workable for one little programmer.

Contacting me...

You can find me online in a few places:
My livejournal account is here: gruberman.livejournal.com
I post my photos here: My flickr account
You can stalk my music stream here: last.fm
What am I reading right now? What do I want to read? goodreads.com
Also on Twitter: twitter.com/ywgdana


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