Wes Baker

Wes Baker

I’m a programmer who lives in Fredericksburg, VA. I enjoy board games, puzzles, and making things work. When I’m not in front of a screen of some sort, I’m probably spending time with my wife, my son, my animals, my board games, or my books.

The Re-Review: Playing Catch-up

April 1st, 2015

Five Tribes 1 play with 2 players this week Played before Part of my 10x10 Challenge This was probably my strangest play of Five Tribes yet…

Wet Shaving

February 3rd, 2012

Disclaimer: All Amazon links are affiliate links. I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter about safety razors on Twitter lately, men who are…

Someone Else's Code

October 5th, 2011

Head down, fingers tapping and teeth gnashing, that’s how you’d find me if I was working on someone else’s code. I want to rewrite it. I…

Why I Buy

September 4th, 2011

Do I need to buy this? Are there alternatives? How long will this last? These are things I think about when buying anything. Questions fly…

The Tyranny of Self-Help

April 1st, 2011

We all read for different reasons, some of us read to wind down and strip back the problems of our day. Others read for inspiration. But I…

Too Well Read

February 1st, 2011

Seeking advice is addicting and can become a proxy for action. … Be suspicious of lists, advice, and lists of advice. That comes from…


August 6th, 2010

In my career, there are plenty of folks with plenty of opinions and they all can build their own soapbox. One thing that comes up time and…

Being Genuine

August 1st, 2010

My attention is a fickle sort, it flits back and forth between topics on Philosophy, Psychology, Business, Design and Programming. The idea…