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technology

Why I’m Slowly Moving Away from Social Media

When social media sites like Friendster, Myspace, Facebook, etc. came out, I was ecstatic. As a web developer, I was excited to see a new incarnation of technological possibilities that could help my career. Over time, these platforms devolved from technology solutions and communication platforms to ad-centric spam hosts and spyware for marketing people. Worse yet much of the posts on these platforms have become low quality clickbait and irrelevant posts that no longer provide important updates about my friends.

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technology

Why Instagram Might Be the Best Social Media Platform Around

Social media is almost like a perverse version of The Force from Star Wars in that it, “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” Unfortunately, it’s so pervasive and intrusive that it’s become supremely annoying and an opportunity for marketers to continue shoveling their shit into our faces. But most of the large platforms are slowly becoming sheer garbage as they determine ways for having more and more garbage posts that separate what many of us really want: true human interaction with meaning. Thus, between all the social media platforms, I’ve found that Instagram might be the platform that many of us are looking for.

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games

Boom Beach: How to Avoid Being A Complete Noob

I’m going to come out of the closet right now and say that I’m a Boom Beach addict. Yes, I killed one addiction (World of Warcraft) for another. Now that I’ve gotten that part out of the way, I wanted to share some strategies that I’ve been learning over the past year or so of playing this game. I’ve made my share of mistakes and when I watch other, newer inexperienced players, I see the same mistakes being made, which is utterly frustrating and unnecessary.

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movies

Warcraft: Movie Review

I didn’t get a chance to see the movie when it came out in theaters but after hearing the immediate panning, I pretty much was glad in missing it. However, after checking out the latest X-Men on iTunes, I decided to give this movie a shot because I still wanted to see it…..

…and I immediately regretted it.

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games

Pokemon Go: Why I Uninstalled This Game Immediately

I won’t lie and say that I didn’t want to be part of the whole hype train burgeoning around the Pokemon Go craze when it first started. However, it took me at least three days of logging on and off before I could even register because of the server instability. Once I managed to bypass that load of crock, I was less than impressed by this nonsensical piece of garbage.

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games

Overwatch: Why I Won’t Buy This Game

I don’t want to come off as a hater of this game. Quite the contrary, I want to like this game but in general, I just am not an FPS type of person. Certainly, I am not a moba type of player either, both of which seem to be combined in this game. But because that’s the focus of this game, I pretty much ended up avoiding this game entirely.

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games

Old Game Reviews: Heroes of Might and Magic 5

While I probably should start off the series with an earlier version of Heroes of Might and Magic, I wanted to do 5 first mostly because I don’t recall enough of the earlier versions where I could belt out a fair review. However, I played 5 fairly extensively and had it on my list of games I wanted to review for a while. It wasn’t the best overall in the series nor the most polished, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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literature

Story Progress: Trash the Entire Troll Backstory or Not?

The more I write anything about the troll portion of my novel, the more I struggle. I find myself less and less motivated to write it because it’s awkward and very difficult to write. There’s some severely controversial parts but the real problem is consistency along with endless spawns of ideas.

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games

Old Game Reviews: Pools of Darkness

Pools of Darkness was the fourth and last game in the Forgotten Realms gold box series, sending the players into ultimate high level game play. I believe The Dark Queen of Krynn also allowed for high level game play, but the setting for that game was in the Dragonlance realm. This one is set in the Forgotten Realms but most of the action occurs on the various planes that the player must traverse.

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world of warcraft

World of Warcraft: Why No Legion for Me?

I haven’t really blogged since I quit World of Warcraft a little while back on the topic of World of Warcraft. Despite the fact that I did purchase Legion, I really have zero intention of playing it, at least for now. Many people have sung praise over the expansion, the launch being one of their better (or best yet) launches while the content is plentiful. I’ve watched streamers and believe that the game does look appealing. Nonetheless, the game may not be for me.