Newsflash: The Earth Isn’t Round

Hey, Somebody Sat On My Planet! Kids, today we’ll talk about things astronomical, because videogame writers are such geeks. First up, take a look at this lumpy dumpy planet we live on! I mean, I never expected Earth to be a perfect sphere, but this is an abomination. Newsflash: the earth isn’t round or square. […]

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Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza Makes Gamers Happy

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Experiment a Huge Success Take ‘n’ bake pizza from Papa Murphy’s has always been close to my heart — I used to feast on it when I lived in Northern California, back when I worked at Rocket Science and 3DO. So when Papa Murphy’s approached me to ask if I’d be willing […]

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Making a Cardboard Camera

Dad, this one’s for you. This is what I call an extraordinary level of effort and precision. The thing actually works, but good luck on getting the film. You’d have to process it in a trash barrel or paint bucket. Kiel Johnson’s Cardboard Twin Lens Reflex Camera Time Lapse from Theo Jemison.

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The Do Not Call List

The Do Not Call List Is Broken The Do Not Call List is another new feature on our modern communications landscape, and it’s one I’m not particularly fond of. You see, the Do Not Call List does exactly what you don’t want it to do — it makes your phone number readily available to telemarketers. […]

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YouTube Quality: The Hack

YouTube Quality Puzzle Solved By A Blogger Who’s Not Me YouTube video quality is a mysterious thing, especially since they run their own compression on (most? all?) video that’s been uploaded to the site. Even more mysterious is how to get YouTube videos to default to high quality when you embed them on your own […]

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A moment of Amy Winehouse levity from Photoshop Disasters

Photoshop Disasters is often good for a howl. And it fits nicely into my “geek skills” category on this blog. With great power comes great responsibility, yadda yadda yadda. As if Amy Winehouse doesn’t have enough problems… she now has Thing growing out of her left shoulder. (Click to visit Photoshop Disasters. They’ve got some […]

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