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pro-wrestling

Wrestling Champions

Recently, on a Jim Cornette podcast, they discussed the best wrestlers over the age of say 50. Jim’s pick for whom he believed was the best ended up being Nick Bockwinkel. After consideration, I thought he was pretty on the mark, which then made me think of this topic as other names and ideas began swirling in my mind. Ultimately, I ended up thinking of the topic of wrestling champions and what makes a good one and how my own views have changed over time.

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diablo 3

Diablo 3 Season 23 Starting Out

Since I finished up Baldur’s Gate 2 recently, I’ve started thinking about Diablo 3 Season 23, which probably will start during the first week of April. I have a few ideas of what I want to do and decided to put some of that down on a post.

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games

Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced Edition: Neutral/Evil Party Play Through Review

I decided to give Baldur’s Gate 2 a final swing using a neutral/evil type of party. Originally, the goal was to go completely evil, especially with the main character to fully exploit that side of the game. However, I ended up backtracking and utilizing a Chaotic Neutral main character, which would allow me more flexibility in terms of questing.

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movies

Alien: Brett Cocoon vs Brett Egg

Recently, I ran across a video showing rare footage of HR Giger painting a prop of Brett in a cocoon. The description of the video made it sound gruesome in terms of the cocoon being more hideous. Turns out it was the same cocoon from HR Giger’s Alien book.

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movies

Alien: More Pondering About The Infamous Cocoon/Egg Scene

With my HBOMax about to expire and Alien soon to be taken off their list, I decided to watch (or listen actually) to Alien the Directors cut one more time tonight. While I love the movie overall, I’ve been both mystified and ambivalent towards the cocoon/egg scene that’s included in the Director’s Cut. It’s a scene that I’ve examined for years and in recent times have started to hate it more and more but for my own reasons.

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games

Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal Review

Despite the fact that I’ve written other articles on Baldur’s Gate 2, I’ve never yet written a full review of the game itself nor the update with the Enhanced Edition. I think it’s about time I put my thoughts down on the overall experience with this game not just with the Enhanced Edition but even the older version that I had.

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diablo 3

Diablo 3: PTR Patch 2.7 Season 23 Initial Testing With Wizard Tal Rasha + Firebird Revamp

So I hopped on the PTR today a few times to give the new Firebird revamp a spin along with checking out the new changes for ones Followers. Initially, I thought that the Tal Rasha 5 piece + Firebird 3 piece would be good but I did encounter issues as I upped the difficulty level.

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games

Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition Modded Evil Party Using EEKeeper

Since I’m nearly done with another round of Baldur’s Gate 2 with a good aligned party using an elven female kensai/mage/thief as my main character (yes, she was modded via EEKeeper), I started toying around once more with how I could improve upon the existing NPCs and make them interesting through EEKeeper. So this blog introduces utilizing the Enhanced Edition updates along with EEKeeper where I only use a single PC (the main) and employ 5 other NPCs for an evil aligned party.

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technology work

What It Means To Be A Lead Engineer

I’ve been in the tech industry for quite a while. Enough where I should be a lot higher than where I am. However, I usually end up in senior/lead roles and I think at this point, I have the experience to share what ends up happening in those roles and how one should handle them.

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diablo 3

Diablo 3: Season 23 Patch 2.7 PTR Announced

Blizzard just dropped the next PTR 2.7 update announcement and I’m actually pretty excited for once. It’s a pretty huge overhaul to the Follower system and it’s something that I had been calling for a while now. Here are my initial impressions of the upcoming patch.