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A Connected Life

I remember the first time I got online, typing commands into Trumpet Winsock on Windows 3 to establish a dialup connection over our single phone line. From that moment onward our house answering machine message…Continue readingA Connected Life

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Pi Day! (with pictures)

This week included March 14th, or 3/14, the holiday in commemoration of a certain special number celebrated by geeks and nerds everywhere. The homophony with pie provides instructions on how said day should be observed.…Continue readingPi Day! (with pictures)

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RPGs Are Powered by Characters, Not Stats

I am super-excited about Dragon Age 2, Bioware’s latest RPG. One thing that always comes up when a new RPG is released however, is whether or not the gameplay has been “dumbed down.” The idea…Continue readingRPGs Are Powered by Characters, Not Stats

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Crytek Is Going to Be Just Fine

Remember Crysis? That mediocre first-person shooter with massive hardware requirements that turned “But can it run Crysis” into a phrase that still hasn’t left the geek culture consciousness? The studio behind the game, cleverly named…Continue readingCrytek Is Going to Be Just Fine

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Keming at LLU

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Scott Pilgrim

My friend Jeff first introduced me to Scott Pilgrim when we were still in Maryland. Jerks that we are, we moved before the movie came out. It seemed like a good film to invite my…Continue readingScott Pilgrim

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Boarding Pains

Everybody who’s flown before is likely familiar with the boarding sequence. First class, elderly and parents with children, military personnel, and everybody else beginning with the back of the plane. For the most part, it…Continue readingBoarding Pains

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Holiday Hiatus

Over Christmas I underwent a kind of internet fast. It wasn’t exactly self-imposed or rigidly enforced, it just kind of happened because I was away from my computer, Rachel commandeers the laptop to be her…Continue readingHoliday Hiatus