Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dragon Age Origins 2 Demo

Ever since I have found out that BioWare decided to abandon the multiple origin concept and instead use predefined character named Sheppard Hawke for the Dragon Age Origins sequel I was concerned. I thought they might actually try to “streamline” … Continue reading

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2009 Star Trek Reboot

I finally got around to watching the travesty that is the 2009 Star Trek reboot attempt. Now, please keep in mind that I am not a Trekkie. I somehow never got on that bandwagon. I’m not sure why, actually. Other … Continue reading

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Video Games: Challange vs Frustration

I’m not sure if you know this about me, but I have quit the GTA series forever around the time of San Andreas. Not that Sand Andreas was particularly different from all the other games in the series – it … Continue reading

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iPhone 4

Good news everyone, I just upgraded my exo-cortex! And by that I mean that I got a bran new phone. Yes, the venerable blackberry was retired and replaced by the spiffy new Verizon iPhone, which I’m told is better than … Continue reading

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Minecraft: Surviving the First Day

When you first start to play Mincraft it may be a bit overwhelming and confusing, seeing how the game has no real tutorial or hint system. It is very old school in that aspect – you have to either experiment … Continue reading

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Minecraft

Ladies and gentlemen, I officially caught the Minecraft bug. If you consider this for a second, it was inevitable. I am a massive nerd, and this game is like crack to my people. I resisted it for a while, but … Continue reading

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Accellerando by Charles Stross

Charlie Stross is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. He is very imaginative and his fiction is dense with interesting and well researched ideas. You may probably recall that I highly recommended his novel Glass House and said a … Continue reading

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Equilibrium: I’m Not Feeling It

Recently I have been picking up and watching a lot of older movies that I have missed over the years. Equilibrium is one of these films. I missed it when it originally came out but I have seen it regularly … Continue reading

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I don’t believe in UFO’s

Recently I was accused by someone (who obviously does not read this blog) of being closed minded when I dismissed the whole domain of so called “ufology” with an indignant scoff. Am I a closed minded person guys? I mean, … Continue reading

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Creating Thumbnail Images with C#

The other day I needed to throw bunch of images online and arrange them in a simple HTML based gallery. I didn’t need anything fancy – not light box effects, no formatting, etc… All that stuff was already in place, … Continue reading

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Repo Men: here to reclaim your organs

Do you know that Monty Python sketch about live organ transplants? In case you have not seen it or don’t recall it here it is: The silly idea of repossessing live organs by force is essentially the whole idea behind … Continue reading

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Did Singularity Already Happen

Technological singularity: a hypothetical event occurring when technological progress becomes so rapid that it makes the future after the singularity qualitatively different and nearly impossible to predict. Most of us assume that this moment in time is still ahead of … Continue reading

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