Exploit: Zero Day - Headless Swarm, the first season

The Majesty of Colors Remastered - Coming early 2017

Disaster Management with Cabot and a Wiki

Disaster Management with Cabot and a Wiki

We have about 12 different sites or parts of sites that could have outages and two of us to manage them. Some of these have been up for years, and some are newer. Some applications require special installation or debugging, and some must be on differently-configured servers.

When one of those goes down, we both need to know how to diagnose and fix it as soon as possible. So how do we manage that?

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Crashing and Burning on Multiple Simultaneous Projects

Crashing and Burning on Multiple Simultaneous Projects

Our plan for the last few years has been to work on multiple projects at once. When Gregory worked full time on Future Proof projects, this kept them from feeling drained working on the same thing day in and day out. Now that we're both indefinitely part time, however, we're finding it near-impossible.

Our 2017 plans seemed reasonable. They were in line with what we've tried to do in the last couple of years, but incorporating the data from previous years: actual dev time for new Exploit: Zero Day story jobs, actual time needed for marketing, conference schedules, etc.

With that in mind, we set ourselves up to work on two high intensity projects and a low-key one: EZD, Majesty of Colors, and Rosette LARP, respectively.

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"Internet All the Things" in Exploit: Zero Day

"Internet All the Things" in Exploit: Zero Day

"Headless Swarm" (the first paid story for Exploit: Zero Day) now has the fourth hacking job in the season, "Internet All the Things." In this job, find out what the two antagonists are up to by hacking someone's house.

We've also published two side jobs that you might get access to as you aggravate or placate the two parties. These jobs don't have puzzles, but provide insight into a few of the characters in the EZD saga. Those were really fun to write! One is from an antagonist introduced in "Headless Swarm"; the other is Chamunda, a long-time EZD character that's a loyal employee of Samsara Digital with a low opinion of hackers.

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Chaoflux 2017 Sale

Chaoflux 2017 Sale

It can't be denied that we are in a season of Chaos, that primordial wellspring from which springs all sense and nonsense. To celebrate the turning of this season, on the holyday of Chaoflux, consider spending time at the beginning of the end of all things. Purchase Ossuary, an ...

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