Monthly Archives: October 2011

Snowloween Blizzaster 2011

How was your Halloweekend guys? Mine was full of snow. On Saturday the lovely state of New Jersey got hit by a snowstorm of epic proportions. Granted, the Garden State is no stranger to winter blizzards, but this was a … Continue reading

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Space Marine: First Impression

The first five minutes of Space Marine look a little bit like this: A strategically significant Imperial forge-world that renovates/maintains irreplaceable and incredibly potent war machines artifacts of a bygone era is engulfed by the green tide of destruction that … Continue reading

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iPhone Tips and Tricks

It is that time of the year again. New iPhone was just released, and just like every year this means an influx of new users. This year the number is bolstered by the epic failure of RIM that took millions … Continue reading

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ScribTex – Learn LaTex in the Clouds

As you know, I am a big fan of LaTex. If you did not know that then you must be new here. Welcome to the blog! I have actually written a fairly large number of posts about this lovely markup … Continue reading

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Embassytown by China Miéville

China Miéville is probably best known for his imaginative fantasy work set in the same funky universe as the excellent Perdido Street Station. I really like what he is doing to re-invigorate the genre by pushing at it’s borders from … Continue reading

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D&D Alignments vs Real Characters

Quick confession: I have never played actual D&D. I played quite a few other things, but D&D and AD&D have always somehow evaded me. I knew a lot about these systems. I would often scan through their adventures and modules … Continue reading

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How do you use your social networks

There seems to be this notion floating around that when it comes to social networks, there can be only one. They mus all battle to the death, and decapitate each other devouring their social graphs in some sort of social … Continue reading

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Deus Ex: Did you thwart singularity?

Note: this post contains spoilers about the ending of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. If you haven’t finished the game, you may want to skip this. Or not, it’s up to you. As I mentioned in my last post, I found … Continue reading

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

I have finally finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution. According to Steam, it took me close to 46 hours but much of that time was artificially padded by stealth game play. Basically, I really tried to pass every level without being … Continue reading

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How to prevent Piracy

I wrote on this topic many times before, but recently I have realized that most of my rhetoric is often lost on certain kind of people – namely software developers who are trying to make a living selling their products. … Continue reading

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The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Long time ago, some time in the 90’s I presume, the literary science fiction magazine I subscribed to, used to run a series of editorials titled something like “The Return of Feudalism”. They were all written by a Polish expat … Continue reading

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Mobile Revolution

This is the post in which I attempt to predict the future. A lot of what I say here may be proven wrong in the next decade or two, but since I do not posses any precognitive powers, that is … Continue reading

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Monetizing

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with a non-programmer. Yes, I know – it is sometimes hard to believe, but such creatures still do exist. I’m not sure how many of them are still out there, but by my last … Continue reading

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