Musings

the meaning of life the universe and everything

These long-form essays and reviews will change your life. By changing your life I of course mean I stole some of your precious time. Why are you here? Go outside.

Into the Mountains

By Keith Senkowski February 8, 2016

I could not help feeling that they were evil things — mountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss.

Best of Enemies

By Keith Senkowski January 31, 2016

I can’t recommend this documentary enough. It is compelling piece of historical analysis that is tremendously relevant going into this presidential election. It is on Netflix so...

Something New

By Keith Senkowski January 15, 2016

So I did it. I said yes after a month of wrangling and now I write this from a one bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale California. It...

The Dragon in Review, Issue Forty-Five

By Keith Senkowski December 4, 2015

At first glance, this issue looks utterly useless. You have articles about using astrologers in campaigns, the archer subclass (that is a thing?), and details...

The Dragon in Review, Issue Forty-Four

By Keith Senkowski November 17, 2015

This issue is just straight up weird. The early days of The Dragon are filled with issues like this where you have to stop and ask yourself, did...

Shadow Rising

By Keith Senkowski November 11, 2015

Drop shadows are a crime that modern design will never, ever live down. Unfortunately for developers we have to create these stupid things in CSS. God...

Tracking to Letter Spacing

By Keith Senkowski November 10, 2015

It makes me said when I see designers treating tracking as kerning. For the most part, Typography is a lost art on the web, even...

Get the Lead Out

By Keith Senkowski November 10, 2015

For the uninitiated, leading is the vertical distance between the baselines of each line of type. That is where a letter sits, which requires a...

Take a Load Off Annie

By Keith Senkowski November 9, 2015

Did you know that the font-weight attribute corresponds with the font style control in Photoshop? Font weight isn’t just a way to define how bold...

The Dragon in Review, Issue One Hundred Fourteen

By Keith Senkowski October 11, 2015

In honor of the month I am going to carve out some time to look at some of the Halloween issues of The Dragon. The magazine...