These are my links for January 14th through January 30th:
- Dungeons & Dragons & Racism – This post pretty much perfectly sums up my stance on race in D & D. "Just consider the underlying assumptions PCs make every time they encounter a humanoid they are familiar with. The underlying implication, that you know something about a person based on their race, is anathema to the state ethos of our modern society, yet we play a game that not only enforces this notion, but thrives on it." I often find the "lazy racism" in D & D games (esp. in the older versions) in players that treat the game-world as a fast-and-loose playground or who don't much consider race issues in real life.
- "Web Design Resources I Use" – I'm rapidly falling in love with this list.
- Database driven ACL with Zend Framework | JasonEisen Open Source – This is a pretty good implementation of a database-driven ACL setup in Zend. It's best to read the comments to help find the issues with the implementation, and I used models in lieu of straight SQL code. I generally loathe Zend, but since I have to work in it, I might as well do the best I can.