Don Bisdorf

I write roleplaying games and fiction, and I develop software.

I also sometimes post on Twitter and on Mastodon.

Here's what I've been up to lately. (RSS Feed)


Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 19


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Although I can easily identify several people who've built a mega-successful personal brand out of semi-coherent rambling, it hasn't done much for my readership. Am I too incoherent? Not incoherent enough? What are the metrics on this?

All I know for sure is that today's cards are Temperance and the Five of Swords.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 18


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It turns out that the answer to the question "Are the 1910 Rider-Waite tarot images in the public domain?" is "it's complicated" with a spoonful of business intimidation on top.

But we're not here to talk about copyright law. We're here to talk about The Hermit and the Ten of Cups.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 17


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Am I going to get in trouble for posting these card images? Am I breaking copyright? Is Big Tarot going to show up at my door with a cease-and-desist letter?

Well, until that happens, today's cards are the Six of Swords and the Nine of Cups.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 13


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I know you're only here because it's a slow news week and there's nothing else interesting to read on the web, but still, thanks for coming by!

Today's cards are the Ace of Pentacles and the Three of Swords.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 12


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We're starting to thaw out up here in the North, which means the snow is receding (yay!) but the dog's allergies are starting up again (boo!).

And today's cards are the Three and Seven of Pentacles.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 11


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I have to admit that this one had me stumped for a while. The path to wisdom is strewn with misleading turns. Also, I had to catch up on reading my webcomics.

But you'll see the trouble I had when I show you today's cards: the Queen of Cups and the Four of Swords.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 10


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It's primary election day where I live, but despite that, I was hoping to do a reading today without any political baggage. I really was hoping.

But today's cards are the Ten of Cups and the King of Wands.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 9


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I nearly screwed this one up. I drew two cards and I was ready to go, but then I remembered that I had to set my deck to daylight savings time. I've re-drawn and the new cards should be correct. Dodged a bullet there.

Today's time-corrected cards are the Knight of Swords and the Eight of Wands.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 6


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Facebook, Twitter, and Mastodon are all horrible this morning, so let's see if we can't inject a little positivity into social media this morning. Today's cards are...

Oh dear.

Two tarot cards, depicting the dead rising on Judgment day, and a prisoner standing amid a row of swords.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 5


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I have a busy day planned, and so do you, so let's get to it.

Today's cards are the Seven of Wands and the Six of Cups.

Tarot cards depicting a man fighting off attacks from many staves, and a child selling a flower to another child.

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