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What Unemployment Taught Me

What Unemployment Taught Me

I was recently laid off, it sucked, the end. I wish that was the whole story, but it never is.  Fortunately(?) life moves on and we have to pick up the pieces and find other opportunities out in the wild.  This entire process has taught me a lot about a lot of things, and certainly a lot about myself right here and now: My interview skills are about as smooth as a cat’s penis The industry sure has changed in…

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My Semi-Spoilery Review of Logan

My Semi-Spoilery Review of Logan

I saw Logan with the wife this week. It was too violent for her but I really liked it. I’d say it’s easily one of the best Marvel films to date – it’s certainly one of the most brutal and gritty Marvel films to date – and though that might not fit every character I feel like it fit Wolverine. He’s always been the savage of the bunch, the one who towed the line between justice and self interest.  …

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What’s Your Dream?

What’s Your Dream?

Do you still dream?  I used to.  I used to dream all the time when I was younger.  I was brimming with hope for the future, and like an old stone standing against the ocean waves, my self has eroded to something very different today from where I started. From what I can tell SK-II is some sort of makeup line or something.. but wow they make great little documentary shorts that expose a lot of cultural stigmas and practices….

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The Life of Peter and Peppa Pan

The Life of Peter and Peppa Pan

I am fully aware that I’m probably going to get a lot of flak for this one but I encourage that you read it completely and take a day to think about it. Let’s face it, entertainment is suffering from a bit of a crisis and video games are no exception.  We often see this paraphrased as some sort of Peter Pan Syndrome, but it may be a bit narrow to limit this condition to just men.  We all have…

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The Internet Is Broken

The Internet Is Broken

A while ago I wrote a post about what it takes to bake a 762 layer cake; a thinly veiled metaphor of modern real-time software development.  In the end, the sheer size of what we must maintain for today’s standards has created something of comical Rube Goldberg approach to keeping it all together. I’ve recently ventured outside of real-time simulations and video games to peek into the world of the internet.  I’ve discovered that there is no better example of…

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I’m Reaching My Limit

I’m Reaching My Limit

For quite a while now I’ve felt like video games are as much an art form as a billboard on the side of the road.  The answer depends on how you feel about billboards.  Free-2-Play is really taking off and not showing signs of slowing down.  In that hit-driven lottery, the science going into monetization is getting downright scary.  Thank goodness for indie games… Thank goodness for…  Nintendo?!