Dancing Barefoot, Just A Geek, Happiest Days Of Our Lives

By Wil Wheaton

MikeNM

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May 08, 2018

Dancing Barefoot

When I worked for Dignews, pour one out, I used to cover PAX every year. My must–attend event was Will Wheaton's panel. Preceded by a Keynote my first year, his talks were a mix of storytelling and a celebration of the power of games. His blog held a treasure trove of these types of stories. A smaller collection of these . . .

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Yesterday's News 5-3-2018

I'm Going to Write 1500 Words About Resurrecting My Old Blogger Site.

MikeNM

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May 03, 2018

Overwrought But Interesting - I'm a sucker for futurist lectures. Liam Young is a bit on the dramatic side in describing the City Everywhere generation. He describes a world where everything's a computer and networked. There are some ideas in here that push back against techno-utopianism, especially the Elon Musk variety. His delivery . . .

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How To Be Reasonable From Someone Who Tried Everything Else

By Rebecca Fox

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May 02, 2018

I know, I know, it’s another comic about science. Rebecca Fox gives you a 101 level class on modern skepticism. It lacks the in-depth math and mind-bending conversation of The Dialogues. Instead, you get a down-to-earth approach to critical thinking.

It seems like we’re due for a renaissance of skepticism, though that might just . . .

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Yesterday's News 5-1-2018

It's the First of May, so get outdoors

MikeNM

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May 01, 2018

Comic Book Rules - John Scalzi reviews Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. I think that he is right that comic books, and really the economics of Hollywood, dulls the impact of the movie. One scene, in particular, should have been a gut punch, but it lacked teeth because we all know the rules. Serious spoilers included, be warned.

Coming To A . . .

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Hoboninchi Planner: Mother 2

Get a notebook cover, discover a useful planner

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April 30, 2018

Silvrback blog image

Opening the Hobonichi is quite the experience. To be honest, I mostly ordered the planner to get my hands on the Earthbound notebook cover. After missing out on a restock at JetPens, I decided to order one right from the mothership in Japan: 1101.com.

Even though I purchased the Hobonichi as a notebook cover, I wanted to give the planner a . . .

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Yesterday’s News 4-27-2018

Yesterday Cancelled Due To Infinity War

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April 27, 2018

Old New Tech - Hackaday has an explainer on how propeller aircraft timed machines guns to the spin of the propeller. Granted, it has nothing to do with modern tech, but it is a look at how engineering problems get solved.

Comet Vacation - If you ever wanted to know what the surface of a comet looks like, images have been captured by the ESA . . .

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Yesterday’s News 4-25-2018

Short on interesting finds so I wrote more today.

MikeNM

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April 25, 2018

Crusades Against Privacy - In what shouldn't surprise anyone, Jomes Comey really wants law enforcement to have access to the data on your phone. Tech Dirt has the details from his book where he made it his personal "crusade" to get access to encrypted devices. This is why it is vital that legislators begin to understand it is . . .

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