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DevelopmentJanuary 20, 2013

New randomlygifted update brings more gift ideas and hopefully less garbage


One of my many side projects is randomlygifted, a random gift idea generator. It’s a site that constantly searches through Amazon, finds cool stuff (mostly) and then spits it out in a completely random fashion. I like to use it as a nice starting point when trying to figure out what kind of gifts to get people.

It's called the Last Express for a reason...
Featured1/6/2013

The Last Express: Poignant, entertaining, and just short of a masterpiece


Nestled among some of the more recognizable games of 1997 – a list that included Fallout, Final Fantasy 7, and GoldenEye – was a PC adventure/murder mystery game called The Last Express. Published by Broderbund (you might know them for a little-known series called Where In the Crap is Carmen Sandiego, if you’re old enough), The Last Express was released to little fanfare.

This is Carly Rae Jepsen's EP. LISTEN TO IT NOW.
Featured3/20/2012

Curiosity (2012) – Carly Rae Jepsen: Catchy at its Finest


So, there’s this new girl in town. Her name’s Carly Rae Jepsen. She’s Canadian, and she just joined Justin Bieber’s new label…WAIT! COME BACK! I was kidding!

AT&T's data plans. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...
Featured3/4/2012

Getting Around AT&T’s Tiered Smartphone Data Plans


You’ve probably heard that AT&T’s $30 unlimited* data plans have been dead and gone since the middle of last year, replaced with a couple of tiered plans (with some hefty overage fees, I might add). But you might not be familiar with a cheaper, lesser-known data plan that gives you unlimited data for your smartphone…with some caveats. (and the first caveat is that it doesn’t work with iPhones)

Yet another gate in Togakushi.
Featured2/12/2012

22 Days in Japan, Day 18: Exploring Togakushi


It’s a dark, cloudy day. The sun is nowhere to be found in Nagano.

Since the ryokan (Japanese inn) that I’m currently staying in isn’t close to Togura station (about a 25 minute walk), Tyler the innkeeper gives me a lift, getting there just as the train is coming in.

Nagano
Featured12/26/2011

22 Days in Japan, Day 17: Nagano, Rain, and a Scary Bridge


Kyoto is now miles away, and I’m on the train to my next destination: Nagano. Yep, the same Nagano that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. It lies in the (more) northern part of Japan that’s so far been largely unexplored (by me).

clear-note-post-pic
Development12/18/2011

Clear Note Widget (Sticky Note App) Now Available For Android Phones


Yes, you heard it here first. I actually released an Android app.

To be honest, this isn’t my first foray (and probably won’t be the last) into Android. The first was an attempt to make a fun “game” that consisted of the Android mascot running on top of an infinitely-long office building. Or at least running until he (she? it?) crashed into a conveniently-placed, official US Postal Service mailbox.

snack-food-roundup
Featured11/17/2011

The Great Snack Food Roundup


To put it simply, I am a snack fiend. At my worst I was eating roughly six snack bars a day, plus my normal breakfast/lunch/dinner/after-dinner-dessert/midnight snack routine. It was a rough life.

So, I hope that all of that relevant snacking experience gives me some special insight on judging the quality and taste of snack foods. Actually, I really needed a break from my un-lucrative side business of writing apps for Android phones. In Java. Which I have since learned is a gigantic pain in the *Dorito*.

Get the most out of your new Touchpad.
Featured8/31/2011

You’ve got an HP Touchpad, now what?


I jumped on the HP Touchpad fire sale bandwagon last week knowing absolutely zilch about webOS, tablets, and Touchpads. Hell, I didn’t even know what I’d do with it. But $150 for a sweet 32GB tablet that retailed for $600? Sold! Now that I’ve had a chance to mess around with it, I’ve gotten a better handle on what the Touchpad can and can’t do. Inside: a list of hacks, patches, apps, and other assorted fun stuff to kick your Touchpad experience up a notch.

php.angbox: teaching php since 2011.
Development8/8/2011

php.angbox: teaching PHP in a not-so-boring way.


In my quest for total Internet domination, I’ve decided to launch a new section of angbox for learning PHP. It’s called: Learning PHP.

There's lots of things to see in FFXIII, but I mostly just saw this.
Featured6/30/2011

Final Fantasy XIII’s problem isn’t linearity: it’s everything else


There are some good ways to spend fifty hours of your life. Watching the first season of Game of Thrones, for example. But playing through Final Fantasy XIII? Nope, that isn’t one of them.

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randomlygifted

New randomlygifted update brings more gift ideas and hopefully...


One of my many side projects is randomlygifted, a random gift idea generator. It's a site that constantly searches through Ama...
 
It's called the Last Express for a reason...

The Last Express: Poignant, entertaining, and just short of a ...


Nestled among some of the more recognizable games of 1997 - a list that included Fallout, Final Fantasy 7, and GoldenEye - was...
 
This is Carly Rae Jepsen's EP. LISTEN TO IT NOW.

Curiosity (2012) - Carly Rae Jepsen: Catchy at its Finest


So, there's this new girl in town. Her name's Carly Rae Jepsen. She's Canadian, and she just joined Justin Bieber's new label....
 
AT&T's data plans. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

Getting Around AT&T's Tiered Smartphone Data Plans


You've probably heard that AT&T's $30 unlimited* data plans have been dead and gone since the middle of last year, replaced wi...
 

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