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Retrospection

Going through my old oughties-era writing has been quite the adventure. I realized that it has been fourteen years since my final post on Deviant Art, which means that everything else is older than that. As I explored, I took the liberty of fixing misspellings, typos, and adding some commentary to now-dead links where appropriate. […]

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Lego Rediscovery

For some time now I have had a goal of transporting my Lego collection from its storage location at my mom’s house to my current place of residence. This past weekend, I made the beginnings of progress during a brief stop through Maryland. When I arrived at her house, my mom had kindly gathered all […]

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Lego’s Lost Trademark Case Is a Good Thing

My love of Lego goes back nearly as far as I can remember—Lego sets were some of the first things I saved money to buy, and one of my brother’s early sentences was him asking me to “pay dupo” with him. I’ve spent years on staff at one of the biggest Lego community websites around. […]

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Our Collective Ophitoxaemia

Even as content industries, patent trolls, and cretins shamelessly abuse their monopoly privileges, some of their behavior filters down to creators with even less to gain from such behavior. The false concepts of idea “ownership” and permission culture are a flesh-melting venom chewing away at our creative body. One of the most egregious examples is […]

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Energy

This would have been a lament, but…

…I found the last piece moments ago. See, last night I had the great idea that I was finally going to attempt to build my LEGO The Batmobile: Ultimate Collector’s Edition set I have had sitting in the box since school started. Which really wasn’t anything new, as I’ve said that to myself about mid-week […]

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Life Short Reads

Vote for Me!

So Karetau (my Lego creation) is in the contest over on BZPower. Vote for me! It’d be really cool! And I’d give you a cookie of your choice. Poll. Click here (4/15/2020: now-dead link to BZPower forum thread). You’ll have to sign up and confirm your account before the software will allow you to vote, but come on, […]

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This Was Going to Be a Cool Title

…until I forgot it. But I’m going to stop being so predictable in this journal. There are all kinds of stresses and things in life, and if you’re always thinking about them, you prevent yourself from really enjoying life. There’s nothing wrong with caring about that stuff; in fact, it’s a requirement. However, sometimes you just have to […]