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. Check out what I’m up to now or see what tools I’m currently using.

The Re-Review: Bar Hopping

April 27th, 2015

Beasty Bar 1 play with 4 players Not played before Beasty Bar came recommended from the folks over at Fortress Ameritrash as a nice little…

The Re-Review: Playing Catch-up

April 27th, 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 1st, 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 21st, 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 1st, 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 4th, 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 14th, 2011

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

Quality

August 28th, 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…