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[11 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Starbucks’ War on Christmas – The Ugly Truth

It’s been almost a week since the first shots were fired in Starbucks’ War on Christmas. Since then, social media has been a sea of red. However, all is not as it seems.

Animation, Arts, Headline, TV »

[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Known World of Game Of Thrones mapped onto rotating Earth

During a re-read of A Song Of Ice And Fire, I wanted to the a better sense of the scale of the world. There are some great two dimensional maps out there, including an interactive map at http://quartermaester.info/ that shows character paths over time, but I was looking for something more visual…

e-cigarettes, Featured, Science, Vaping »

[28 Mar 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
Who is “Big Vaping”: a small slice of the e-cigarette misinformation war

Earlier today, Vox put out an article titled “How Big Vaping is misinforming the public about e-cigarettes“. In it, the author attempts to paint the growing grassroots vaping movement with the same brush as Big Tobacco. Unlike most online news sources, Vox doesn’t have a comment section directly below their articles, so I’m posting this here. The quotes are from the original article.
It’s also Saturday morning, and I haven’t had my coffee yet…
While the state campaign reminds its citizens that all the Big Tobacco companies also own e-cigarette companies, the …

Vaping »

[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Replacing a rusty Nautilus Mini pin

I was originally going to write about this later, but after seeing a thread about rusted springs on Reddit, I thought I’d take a few minutes and finish the photos now.

If you’ve washed your Nautilus Mini, you may have come across the problem of a rusted pin, which isn’t a good thing. While the Nautilus Mini is an amazing tank for vaping, the spring itself has a couple of flaws, if you run into them.

There is a fix, though.

Gaming, Internet »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
So, two fish decide to play Street Fighter II…

To be honest, two fish ARE playing Street Fighter II, but they’re oblivious to the situation. They are, after all, fish.
Essentially, the tank face has been divided up into a 3 by 3 grid, each representing different game control. As Aquarius (P1) and Robert the Bruce (P2) swim around, they’ll unwittingly activate the controls. No fish are harmed in the process. In fact, according to the Twitch page, they seem to be doing quite well.
You can watch the competition all day below, or go to the Twitch.tv page to get all the …

Arts, Comics, Computing, Headline »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Best Way To Read Webcomics

Webcomics. There’s a metric tonne of them out there. Some, like the ever-popular XKCD and Penny Arcade follow along the lines of newspaper strips, while others are delivering individual pages of an extended graphic novels one page at a time, usually once or twice a week. If you read more than one or two, keeping track of them all can be cumbersome, until now…

Arts, Comics, Featured, RGBComics »

[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
That awkward moment…

I’m sure there are a few people wondering about this…

Computing, Gaming, Software »

[18 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Catlateral Damage

If you have a few minutes to kill on a Sunday afternoon, give Catlateral Damage a try. This may be the most accurate cat simulator ever created, even though it’s only in alpha form, except for the lack of random surprises like coughed up hairballs. It also answers the question as to WHY cats like knocking things off shelves… because it’s fun!
Catlateral Damage is a first-person destructive cat simulator where your goal is to knock as many of your owner’s possessions onto the ground as possible. It is currently in alpha …

Arts, TV »

[26 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cosmos/Star Trek Enterprise mashup

Sometimes, mash ups are too easy to make. That was the case for putting the theme for Star Trek Enterprise underneath the rebooted Cosmos opening credits. About a week ago, a few of us were out for pints, when my good friend Andrew mentioned that the two synced up perfectly.

Arts, Music »

[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Album review: Tomorrow’s Harvest by Boards of Canada

Boards of Canada have always been one of ‘those’ bands for me. The kind of band you heard once at a club, and the track caught your attention enough to ask the DJ about, but never quite get around to really checking out.
On the occasions I’ve heard them, I’ve liked them but never got around to sinking myself into their discography. Back in the spring, I stumbled across their website and noticed they had a new album, called “Tomorrow’s Harvest”, due out soon. Even then, it wasn’t until a few …

Arts, Comics, Featured »

[12 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Bionic Antboy webcomic

Shameless self-promotion time. Bionic Antboy is a weekly web comic that originally started out as a video game idea a long time ago. Since The Practical Dead is in an on-again/off-again state of flux, I started working on Antboy when time afforded it. Now, with 4 months worth of pages under my belt, and more pages already in the can, it’s probably a good time to share it.