Monthly Archives: January 2012

OwlCon 2012

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Coming up this weekend, I’ll be sitting in the dealer room of OwlCon.  The extent of my con going experience was Dragon Con in 2010. My wife and I decided we wanted to go try something like that before we …

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Sports

Growing up, I was never really into sports, watching or playing.  My parents were fans of Virginia Tech football, but at the time, it was really hard to see a Tech game in Florida. Especially without cable. It wasn’t until …

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Paradox of Choice

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I recent comic at Calamities of Nature and a blog post by the Bored Sword got me thinking about choice.  First some context: From  the Bored Sword which was a post talking about book bannings for kids “You see, I’m a fairly …

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Does the Internet bring us closer?

This is something I’ve wondered about. I’m off two minds on this. Yes Through Facebook, Twitter, email, etc I am a lot more connected with people who I would not. Friends from the school’s I went to in three different …

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State of the Union

You can tell you’re getting old when your guild decides to postpone a guild meeting so they can watch the State of the Union. This was one of those times where the Xbox failed me and I had to watch …

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No Money for You!

I recently read an article on Massively that discussed an interview with one of the STO Devs, Al Rivera. In it, the Dev reveals some details about what was going on when STO had essentially no new content being released …

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I Never Listen to the Order 66 Podcast

At least not after the lame guest they had on Episode 151 last night. Yeah, they let me on there to talk about Revolutionary Right. If that’s not an indication the show is in decline, I don’t know what is. …

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Planetary Perspective

Thinking about my comments on perspective from my last blog post, here’s something that will blow your mind:   I never realized how close in size the moon is to Mercury. And how small Mars is compared to Earth. I …

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Coolest. Thing. Ever.

GeekMom alerted me to this new Volkswagon commercial. While the child Vader was cool last year, Dogs, dressed as Star Wars characters (I caught an Ewok, Chewie, Vader, Imperial Walker,  Threepio, what did I miss?) barking the Imperial March? What’s …

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Abstract to Reality

When the whole “facts of life” were first explained to me, they made perfect sense. Sperm and egg combine. Cue cell replication. 9 months later, out comes a fully formed baby. They have computer simulations that show the whole thing. …

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