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Ben Duguid works in London, UK as Head of Back-end Development for Hugo & Cat, mostly delivering web sites on various Microsoft based platforms.

He has run internal training sessions helping other developers get up to speed in the technologies he knows about, and tries hard to get others to do the same.

For what it's worth he is an MCPD in ASP.NET 3.5, and is currently a Pro-Tem Mod on LEGO Answers


Mar
20
revised micro-scale wiki excerpt
deleted 29 characters in body
Mar
20
revised LEGO games for grown-ups?
Added link to Jason Glover/GreyGnomeGames' adaptation of Heroica.
Mar
20
comment LEGO games for grown-ups?
@Joubarc I've not tried the more advanced rules "officially" with my kids yet (4 and 7), although I've taken some of Joe's ideas and others - I've used Joe's Thief changes, and added a variant where the Druid can heal other characters over a certain distance - making it more of a true healer than it currently is. Works nicely when each player has multiple characters too.
Mar
20
wiki created organisation description
Mar
20
wiki created organisation excerpt
Mar
20
revised LEGO games for grown-ups?
added 2 characters in body
Mar
20
answered LEGO games for grown-ups?
Mar
18
comment Is it unethical to distribute 3D models of Lego bricks?
@PeterDC as I stated, and if you take a look at the linked page, 2D renderings are not considered derivative, however credit is appreciated, especially if being used for commercial works.
Mar
18
comment Is it unethical to distribute 3D models of Lego bricks?
Somewhat out of date last time I looked ;)
Mar
18
comment Is it unethical to distribute 3D models of Lego bricks?
The .ldr or .dat files are text based, do you can open them and check the comment lines at the top. I've not checked but I'd assume that all the ones included in LeoCAD were the ones covered by the CC BY license.
Mar
17
revised Is it unethical to distribute 3D models of Lego bricks?
Inverted my answer - I'd answered "Is it ethical" - but the question's "unethical".
Mar
17
comment Is it unethical to distribute 3D models of Lego bricks?
@abatishchev Not really - there are legal agreements covering the parts, so they should be followed - as some of these allow for derivative and commercial use, there are no real ethics involved. The LDraw Steering Committee ask for donations of time or money if you are profiting from the library, which is where "ethics" might come in to play. Personally if someone wants to convert all these files into a more "native" format for use in traditional modelling apps I'm sure people would be very grateful.
Mar
17
answered Is it unethical to distribute 3D models of Lego bricks?
Mar
17
answered Are LEGO bricks recyclable?
Mar
17
comment Are LEGO bricks recyclable?
+1 for the charity/childcare option.
Mar
17
revised How does the cost of a LEGO railroad compare to a traditional scale railroad layout?
edited tags
Mar
17
answered How does the cost of a LEGO railroad compare to a traditional scale railroad layout?
Mar
17
comment How can I make a LEGO heroica scale fountain of youth using bricks from Fortaan or Waldurk?
Is that all the LEGO you've got, or are there other pieces to work with?
Mar
17
awarded  Announcer
Mar
16
revised How accurate is the ultrasound sensor when moving?
Capitilisations, spelling corrections.