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Photo Dump

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These have all been edited at least a bit. I did a little adjustment on most of them to bring out the actual natural colors. Many are in 1080p, while some are adjusted for a 16:10 monitor instead. It would only take a little cropping to get them to 1080p, so feel free if you […]

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Nintendo is Going Back to Cartridges?!

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Everyone still has a bad taste in their mouths about the N64 still being a cartridge-based system while the industry was heading swiftly into optical media. Sure, the carts had faster load times, but the graphics were going to be better on a CD pretty much regardless. Nintendo, Sony and with the PS2/Game Cube generation, […]

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What if Anakin’s Story Were Different?

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I wanted to write up a bit of a response to this video, but I was already starting to go a bit over what would have been allowed on Youtube’s comments.  To summarize, it asks what would have been the result if Anakin Skywalker has been found just after birth and taken in as a […]

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There Are More Than Four Colors!

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So there’s this video that posits only four colors are necessary for a map. The key issue is that it assumes that countries and states must be contiguous. This isn’t true. For an easy example, look at the U.S.A. Alaska is all alone up northwest of Canada. The theory is that there is no configuration […]

Political Crap

Your Body, Your Choice, Your Money

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A friend of mine recently asked on Facebook: “Should the government help pay for an abortion for a rape victim?” My simple answer is a flat “no”. The more nuanced answer is a question: “What makes rape different from theft, assault, murder, or rape that doesn’t produce a child?” Let’s clarify by sharing a personal […]

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“Reasonable” Accommodation

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I found something on Wikipedia today that just drew me right back into the thoughts about how ridiculous things have become when it comes to accommodation for various minority issues. In this case, disability: In January 2015, Kmart agreed to pay $102,048 and other consideration to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission disability discrimination […]

Website Stuff

Quick Addendum

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I notice something on my website a lot. I use tons of pre-made crap for most of what I put up. All open-source and free, as you will, but either the theme or WordPress is trying to get info from people. Maybe it’s an addon. I’m not sure how to track it down and smash […]

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Everything is a Remix (But You Still Have to Pay)

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I just finished going through an interesting short series of Youtube videos called “Everything is a Remix“. They’re well-written, filled with interesting ideas, and for a moment, even made me question the concept of modern copyright and patent law more than I already do.  Make no mistake, I don’t agree with the corruption that has […]

Music

Octavius Demos

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Some of my old band, Octavius’ demo recordings: Old Recordings: Desolate Abyss Midnight’s Child Predatory Instincts New Recordings: Midnight’s Child Predatory Instincts Desolate Abyss