Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

One of the reasons that I love you guys ...

... and one of the many reasons that you love me back.


Jane McGonigal - On Productivity from The School of Life on Vimeo.

It is 45 minutes long but worth the time. The post's title is referring to about the 20 minute mark. Also, to be honest in our loving relationship(s) I feel that I should tell you that I am crushing pretty hard on Jane McGonigal.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Feel it in Your Pancreas.

This week's favorite song:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Incase you missed it.

Your bias I mean.

I know it is pledge week but did anyone catch the NPR TOTN bit, "Expert Finds Bias — Among Bias Researchers?" (audio and transcript)

The interviewee was engaging, unafraid of his argument and willing to explore any fallout and/or push-back; what little of it there is so far. That makes for a good call-in radio program. (I haven't read the site comments though. (as a rule))

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This Does It For Me

The Wise Man's Fear

We are a month away from book II!
Here is an excerpt from an amazingly sweet blog post:
"There is an art to conversation, you see, and part of that art is the ability to occasionally let a trifling difference of opinion slide by without making a federal case out of it."
Ok Universe, I get it, I said I was effing sorry and Waters is all up on my ass too . . .

Winter Is Coming XIII-2


Now with feathers.
Will probably be terrible.
Day one.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

First Person Shooter Map Design

Can you guess which one I prefer?

P.S. this could also be labeled WOW dungeon design Vanilla and Now

Thursday, February 3, 2011


On Monday NPR teased a story involving Final Fantasy but I had to go to class before it aired. The audio is here. A few excerpts:

"Final Fantasy XIII is set on the floating planet of Cocoon. The main character is Lightning, a pink-haired, sword-wielding young woman out to save her sister who is in danger of losing her soul forever. Beyond that, the plot is too intricate to even begin to explain."

LOL, Intricate.

""It's so cool and seductive, the idea that there is this cryptic, mysterious, confusing thing," says Lantz. "You know that there's something going on there, and you don't know what it is, but if you make the effort you can unlock the secret.""

LOL, No there isn't. No you can't.

""I personally liked that my mom didn't understand what buttons to press, and how she couldn't play the games," he explains. "It was something that I enjoyed that other people couldn't.""

LOL, Nerd with Mommy issues.
LOL, press the 'X' button.

Too soon?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Straight Outta Rochester

Atmosphere - Minnesota Nice feat. Felipe Cuauhtli, Prof, Mr. Gene Poole by rhymesayers

Atmosphere will be embarking on a Minnesota-only tour with zero stops in MSP. This new track features some of the MCs he'll be bringing along with him.

This Is My Milwaukee


It is almost misleading to call EARTH heavy metal. The band did start out as a quintessential "doom" or "drone" metal act, but eventually evolved into something different.

Over at NPR Lars Gotrich (who is shaping out to be the genre's greatest cheerleader) writes the intro to a full-album stream of their latest "Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1."

If you like this be sure to check out "The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull." It is a profoundly lovely record.

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