Monthly Archives: December 2013

A list of things you may possibly need, but maybe not (2013 edition)

Bla, bla, bla, introductory paragraph. This is usually the place where I tell you a story, or make some generalizing statements about the nature of the universe, but for some reason I can’t be bothered to do any of that … Continue reading

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Merry x-mas Everyone

So apparently I am obligated by law to make this post every December 24 or thereabouts. So as per tradition, here is that picture, of that one character from that one animated series that was once awesome, but then got … Continue reading

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Non Tolkienesque Fantasy – Other Songs

I have a very strange relationship with the Fantasy genre. On one hand, I absolutely love the classic Tolkienesque “dwarves, elves and goblins” style settings in my movies, video games and pen and paper RPG’s. On the other hand, I … Continue reading

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5 Phone Calculator Apps you need to have

I’m a guy who has strong opinions about calculators. Most people don’t actually pay much attention to calculators or calculator apps they use. I do, because I spent most of my formative years (high school, college, grad school) calculating things … Continue reading

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Name That Game 2013

It’s time to play that game in which you stare at a tiny picture with a mosaic of pixelated screenshots and try to make out what game they are from. Yes, it is the Name That Game… um… game. Last … Continue reading

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Personhood and Artificial Intelligence (Her – 2013 movie trailer)

The big movie release this month is of course going to be The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Everyone is excited for it, and so am I, albeit cautiously knowing full well that these new films can never be what … Continue reading

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Medium, Mobile Technology, Louis CK, Hole in Chest

I have a Medium now, I guess. I’m told that’s what the cool kids do. Actually, I got it because I like to try new things. It’s kinda like with Pintrest. When I signed up for it, everyone was like … Continue reading

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Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns is a really interesting product because it lets us examine whether or not Kickstarter works well as a platform for releasing niche titles. When teams of indie developers first jumped onto the crowd funding bandwagon, there was a … Continue reading

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