Aug 132019
 
Breaking the Dry Spell

I’ve been quiet for over a month now. The reason is two fold. The first reason is I really haven’t had anything to write about. I have a post in the works but I haven’t gone back to finish it yet. The other is just a busy end to the summer. Between a tumultuous time at work and back-to-school starting, I just haven’t had the time to collect some thoughts into a cohesive and blog-worthy post. Don’t Panic. I’m sure the creative juices will begin flowing again, especially as we draw closer to Blizzcon and the release of The Rise of Skywalker. Also, I might [… Click to Continue …]

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Jul 082019
 
WoW Classic Is A Classic Blunder

In August Blizzard will deliver on a promise they made at Blizzcon. Live servers of WoW Classic will go online. So many players are eager to get back to basics; and I don’t understand WHY! The only answer I have is nostalgia, but I think even the nostalgic vanilla vets will be quickly reminded how awful questing is. The other group that may be drawn to Classic are all those that began playing WoW during one of the expansions. These people will be among the first to bail and they will come running back to the current game faster than Barry Allen. Ultimately, I think [… Click to Continue …]

May 302019
 
Bucket List: Go to a Shooting Range

I get to strike something off the old Things To Do Before You Die (TTDBYD) list. Granted I don’t have a “Bucket List” in any official capacity, but I do keep track mentally. I’ve always wanted to go to a shooting range. In fact I’ve thought about purchasing a gun and I’ve even done some research into concealed carry permits. However, this wasn’t just a typical trip to the shooting range, otherwise it wouldn’t really be a bucket list item. There are different types of guns I’ve always wanted to fire, in a safe and instructor lead environment, and that’s what this opportunity was about. [… Click to Continue …]

May 072019
 
Thank You Peter Mayhew

Why do I find it so difficult to talk about the passing of a man I never knew but who was also a huge part of my life? Last week we lost our favorite Wookie. Peter Mayhew portrayed our beloved Chewbacca through 40 years and 5 movies. Chewie was more than a character to Peter, he was apart of who he was (much like C-3PO is to Anthony Daniels, except maybe not quite as eccentric). It’s so easy to forget that the actors are not as immortal as the characters they have brought to life. While the characters will live on forever losing someone like [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 112019
 
FYI I'm Off Social Media Until Easter

Some folks may have noticed I’m not posting that much on Facebook and Twitter. I’m not sick. I’m not in protest. I’m taking a break from all social media. I thought about saying something in a tweet or a wall post but then that would be using social media. Therefore, to avoid the dilemma, a brief blog post would suffice since WordPress auto-posts to Twitter and Facebook. In fact anything you see on either of my feeds will be generated posts. I’m not gone permanently; at least I don’t think I am. In my 2019 intentions post I mentioned I would be trying to use [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 042019
 
The Internet is an Experiment in Anarchy

I’m on a Criminal Minds binge. There is an interesting episode called “The Internet is Forever” near the end of Season 5. If you are unfamiliar with the show, each episode begins and ends with a quote from some philosopher or influential mind. The closing quote in this episode suggests that the Internet is an experiment in anarchy. Here is the full text of the quote: “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” – Eric Schmidt Yes, ironically that quote is from Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google [… Click to Continue …]