Thursday, September 5, 2013

Are the people of the US failing the world?

Given the timing and the title I'm sure that most of you expect this to be an endorsement of an attack on Syria.  While that is not the focus of this post, I'd like to go on the record as saying I'm against it.  The more we try to police the world, the more we seem to be resented for it, and frankly this looks like a no win situation.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thoughts on Science

I'm the type of person who tries to look at things from various angles. The more you understand about a situation the easier it is to deal with it, and the less chance of something unexpected popping up.  I make no claims to being great at it, but it has served me well, and can sometimes make for interesting conversation, even if it's only with the voices in  my head.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Apologies to George Santayana

There's an old saying that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.  Judging from the things I hear from the media and my friends I have to wonder if that perhaps that it should be expanded to more current events.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Nostalgia in convenient app form

Like a goodly portion of the people here in the States, I'm a big fan of those wonderful little time waster apps Apple and Google like to inundate us with.  While hardly a game designer myself, I have tossed enough of them to the side that when one comes along with something that catches my attention I like to talk about it.

Since this is my blog, and since I can't see you roll your eyes at me when I do silly things like that, guess what today's post is about!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Angst and drama and stress oh my!

Alright, so not  much drama really, and most of the angst and stress is coming from internal factors, but darn it what's a blog without the occasional attempt at a Wizard of Oz reference?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Little to do about something...

Some days you have to wonder if you're a bit character in a novel in some other universe, watching on as what you thought were basic ideas of right and wrong are shredded by the people who lead us as they look on confused as to why we're making a fuss.  As many of you are aware a London newspaper broke a story today about the NSA collecting 'metadata' from Verizon about the traffic on their cellphone network.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Much to do about (mostly) nothing.

Currently one of the leading stories here in the States is our First Lady's response to a protester at a speech she was giving last night.  From my previous posts it should be rather clear that I am not a big fan of her husband's policies, but I will admit to being torn about this one.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Third Party Push

It should come as no surprise that I'm one of many Americans dissatisfied with our current political system.  Corruption, politics, and an all or nothing attitude caused by having to keep party extremists happy in order to continue to get donations for campaigns have caused our system to spiral more and more out of control with every day.  What is unusual about me is the fact I don't blame the politicians,  we've done this to ourselves.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mr Rogers

I will freely admit that the recent events in Boston shook me up some, as it did many people.  As I was browsing through my Facebook feed after work, thinking about all the things going on and seeing the reactions of my friends and loved ones, I came across the now famous 'Look for the helpers' picture and quote that has spread across the internet.  Normally, when I see something like that my first instinct is to head to Snopes to find out if it's real or not, but for some reason the thought never occurred to me, it felt right, it felt true, and completely out of character for me I shared it, believing it would help others feel just a little better, like it did for me.

Friday, April 12, 2013

XCOM:Enemy Unknown

This one's been out for a while, so I really doubt anyone who cares about it is going to find anything new here.  I'm just in the mood to chatter about a game that's been taking up a chunk of my nighttime activities lately.

Monday, April 8, 2013


Last week, Charlie Bolden, head of NASA stated that he didn't think that it was likely that NASA would be heading back to the moon within his lifetime.  Naturally, this has lead to a good amount of space nerd rage, even as NASA works on other projects that are arguably more useful in the long term.  While I can definitely understand the frustration, I can't really support it.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thoughts on the Stock Market

Another in the 'getting stuff out of my head' kind of posts, this time rambling about everyone's favorite financial institutions, the Stock Markets.  No earth shattering information, and nothing that's going to make you some money, but hey ya might learn a thing or two.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Bells of Saint John

A few thoughts on this week's Doctor Who episode.  Content behind the break due to spoilers.  You have been warned.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Really Blizzard?

Full disclosure, I am a Blizzard fan boy.  Played just about everything they came out with, was a WoW addict for years, and if I am honest with myself I mostly stopped playing because I stopped liking the style of game rather then any fault of theirs.  I've slaughtered Zerg, offed Diablo, and led both the Horde and the Alliance to victory.  So, when I heard tell of a new product being announced at Pax East, I got all excited.

What do we get?  An online card game.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thoughts on Gold

I've started thinking about investing again, mostly because a couple of the things I've invested in in the past are beginning to creep up to the point that they might just turn a profit if I sell them.  Because of that I've been poking about the Motley Fool site more then I have in a while, under the theory it's always best to have as much info as you can process when making decisions, especially ones regarding money.  They had an article up this morning about gold and it got me thinking.  Dangerous, I know.