A FB friend asked me to read one of Food Babe’s posts before discounting her–This is the result

In a conversation on Facebook, I was asked to read a post or two from Food Babe before categorically dismissing her. Since I’ve only really read snippets here and there before, I decided to drop my defenses a little and read one of her posts, but to actually look up all of the claims she […]

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In Praise of the Roguelike

For the last few years, I’ve developed  a new love in regards to video games, which is weird for a guy who has been playing video games pretty consistently for over 30 years. However, I recently ‘discovered’ one of first types of games, in fact the precursor to the standard CRPG: Roguelikes. What makes a roguelike isn’t […]

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T-Mobile vs. AT&T–A Cross-Country Comparison

So, in our cross-country trip, one of the things we did while resting in NC was switch phone carriers, from AT&T to T-Mobile. My reasons for doing this were quite simple, and come down to a combination of idealism, frugality, and vengeance. On the idealism front, I really like the ‘uncarrier’ theme T-Mobile is going […]

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Lessons Learned–Driving Cross-Country

Well, this has taken a good bit longer than I expected, but here it is none-the-less: A list of the various things I learned from driving cross-country twice.  In no particular order, here goes: I have it on good authority that the combination of a Valentine One, Waze, and a functioning Mk I Eyeball (and […]

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A Few Words on Political Correctness

Earlier today, I saw something posted on Facebook that got me thinking. It was this image, and it’s definitely worth checking out. I have a few different thoughts on this subject, but more importantly, it got me thinking about Political Correctness. First, however, let me address the message in the image. First, I think objectification […]

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The Truth about your contribution to Climate Change

I’ve got something that bugs me literally every time I see a post idolizing Elon Musk for doing something green or praising some idiotic law, and it’s simply this: 98% of all of this effort is for nothing. I’m not being pedantic, or speaking from emotion here; I’ve run the numbers, and what we are […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 8

We got an early start on our last day, leaving the hotel in Vegas at 8:30 AM. Our first stop of the morning was Bonanza Gifts, which is the world’s largest gift shop. We stopped by here partially because I wanted to see how much useless junk was packed into the world’s largest gift shop, […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 7

We got out of the hotel this morning at 9:30 AM, and our first order of business was to give the car a bath. This actually took a good bit longer than I expected, and we didn’t actually get to leave for the first stop until 10:45 AM. It turns out that was OK though, […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 6

Well, we woke up late this morning and didn’t get out of the hotel until 10:30 AM. Because of our late departure we went ahead and ate lunch before leaving Denver. We stopped at The Grubbery, as it was a highly recommended Yelp pick. Here Beth had the Meatloaf, and she though it was delicious. […]

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Chasing the Sun–East to West Cross-Country Road Trip, Day 5

Today went a little differently than planned, but that’s probably for the best. Last night, technical difficulties with my host prevented me from publishing yesterday’s update on schedule, and kept me up until close to 3 AM. When I woke today at 8, I felt like poop. So I wanted to make good time so […]

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