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"Those who go mad are merely thoughtful souls who failed to reach any conclusions." - Bloodborne

Thursday, May 22, 2014

MECO CREE XML T6 LED Flashlight impressions



I'm a big fan of this flashlight. It's awesome.

Amazon link.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pumped for Mario Kart 8.



Mario Kart 8 looks awesome and I'm pumped, I hope you are too.

If you want to get a physical copy, one good place to do so is right here.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Are you pumped for Mario Kart 8?

If not, you should be. Now that the embargo for reviews has lifted, they've been flooding in and seem universally positive. Not that anything else should be expected for Mario Kart, but it's still good to hear. Here are some excerpts from a few...

"Once again Mario and friends are suiting up and tearing up the track, with 16 all-new courses and 16 remakes. Although a number of Mario Kart games have featured track reworks in the past, this time around they're depicted in glorious HD, which makes a world of difference and utterly transforms them in a way that wasn't previously possible." - Destructoid

"Mario Kart 8 lifts that winning formula from the blurred, blocky home of Mario Kart Wii, providing a drastic boost in visual quality in the series' first lap in HD. From rippling, Cheep Cheep-infested waters to the marks left on the pavement from sharp turns, Mario's brand of racing looks the best it ever has." - joystiq

"Mario Kart 8 is a beautiful, fun kart racer that introduces sound new ideas to Nintendo’s 22-year old franchise. " - IGN

And that's just a few. I certainly didn't need the big gaming sites to give it good reviews, but it doesn't hurt. I'll be downloading my digital copy the moment it's available on the Nintendo eShop, and I'll let you know soon after what I think of the game. Spoiler alert: I'll probably love it.

If you prefer physical copies, you can get yours right here.

If you get Mario Kart, either as a physical copy or digital one, make sure you let me know what you think of it.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Call Tom Wheeler and demand REAL Net Neutrality!

UPDATE 2: Want to do even more? This site allows you to send faxes directly from the web page. Send one to the FCC's toll-free fax number 1-866-418-0232 and ask that Internet be classified as a "Title II Service" to guarantee Net Neutrality. Thanks!

UPDATE: There's something else I need you to do. Click Here to find your representatives. I need you to call each one of them and ask that Internet be classified as a Title II Service so we can have real, iron-clad Net Neutrality. I just did this myself and would genuinely appreciate it if you would as well.

I wasn't going to make my own video, but I was inspired recently by calling Tom Wheeler and leaving a message on the subject, so here you go.



Click here to be taken to a page with the appropriate phone number and a script, if you want one. I went by the script and added my own thoughts after, which I describe in the video above.

For more detailed information on the subject, see the post below this one.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Defend Net Neutrality.

I was going to make a video on this subject, but others have done a better job than I would have, so I'll simply share their videos here. Have a look.

Here's a great, informative video on the subject by CGP Grey.


Click here to visit his channel.

Here's a funny video from Boogie2988, playing his Francis character.


Click here to visit his channel.

In addition to the funny video, he provided a lot of very useful contact information which I'll repost here.

Further Reading:
http://youtu.be/vuctDRAQPwE
What can you do?
Write and CALL your representatives:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Contact everyone at the fcc:
Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov
Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael O'Rielly: Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov Sign a petition
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/restore-net-neutrality-directing-fcc-classify-internet-providers-common-carriers/5CWS1M4P


Do me, yourself and the entire Internet a huge favor by emailing ALL of those addresses, at once to make it easier for yourself, and ask them to classify ISPs as "Common Carriers" and protect Net Neutrality. I don't want to see an Internet without it, and I hope you don't either. Please join me and many others by doing whatever we can to defend it.