I used Google’s My Tracks app to record my hike through Ten Mile House trail just outside of Chico, CA. It was only a short distance before I left the trail for rarer sights.
Ordinance 2505 in Chico, CA: Defying Cannabis and Democracy
If you live Chico, California and care about cannabis in any form, recreational or medicinal, please take the time to read this, otherwise it will become nearly impossible to acquire cannabis in Chico, CA starting Dec 6th, 2017 due to…
Dungeons & Drag Queens 2015 at The Maltese
I took these photos at The Maltese in Chico’s regular drag show, this one themed “Dungeons & Drag Queens”.
7 Bad Ass Tips on Writing Productively
Writing may be one of the most difficult jobs in the world. No other job is as dangerous or often lethal as writing (to pride at least). Wielding the mighty pen, clashing with paper, defeating just yourself but growing from…
Leveling Up in Life: The Gamer’s Guide to Success
Success is elusive when video games are so much more tempting, but it’s important to achieve success in order to acquire more time for video games. This troubling duality is the essence of life confronted in the Tao. I’m a…
App Ideas That AREN’T Worth Crowdfunding
These days, everyone has a great app idea. Most ideas, however, are complete trash. I’d like to add some to the garbage pile! An app that filters your favorite sitcoms so you don’t see holiday specials. An app that only…
Jerry Seinfeld Wonks on Political Correctness
Jerry Seinfeld lamented the state of political correctness on college campuses today during an ESPN interview with Colin Cowherd. When asked if college students are too sensitive in light of recent claims made by Chris Rock and Larry the Cable…
I built this work table in a day and tweaked it over another, and now I’ve got something that won’t shoot nails back into my face when I’m using the gun. I left the gap for drilling and cutting purposes, but it turned out to be a perfect spot for my vice, which I had nothing to fasten to prior to this.
I’m going to make some shelves for my next project. But, this time, I’ll actually measure.
Nothing makes me feel less normal than articles describing consumerism. I really can’t relate to the desire for novel possessions anymore, and it doesn’t help that these articles often weep pop-culture references that I usually find hollow or worse. But, at the same time, they also make me think, “A lot of people seem to like this. Am I missing something?”
Video game testing is the kind of job most people automatically assume is wonderful. Getting paid to deathmatch, teabag co-workers, and overdose on free caffeinated drinks for at least eight hours a day sounds like a raucous good time, many might say. People seem to forget that game testing is still a job and, like any job, it comes with its fair share of mind-numbing objectives and office drama. Sure, game testing is chest-slappingly easy and arguably more fun than a typical job, but don’t convince yourself that you’ll love it until you’ve tried it.
In fact, as a lifelong gamer, I’ve come to fucking hate game testing. Having worked for a few different companies on more than 10 titles (mostly uncredited), it’s left me with a distaste for monotony and pure, boiling hatred for inefficient policy. Many great things about game testing exist, but they come with a price that, for irritable people like me, far outweighs the benefits. So, in the spirit of the holidays, here are my top reasons working as a game tester suckles moist cat balls.
It’s sometimes surprising if not downright amazing what social networking can do for you. I really only joined Twitter to compliment fortytwo points with some real-time updates and I never thought it would actually lead me anywhere I cared to be. This part’s not surprising, but I was wrong.
As I investigated my few followers in an effort to determine how crazy they must be to have taken an interest in my Twitter account, I found that one of them (at least) probably isn’t an individual. Instead, they turned out to be a gaming service.
Despite the toll spent reading CSS, Windows networking and Eckhart Tolle books, I’ve managed to squeeze in some video gaming recently. When the Battlefield Heroes servers came down for maintenance recently however, my routine was interrupted and I had to find something else to enjoy. Along came X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and I was relieved.
It’s good to see Raven Software’s kept their standards of quality consistent over the years, and Wolverine does not fail to deliver in the quality department. Thanks to the action-paced gameplay, you really get a feel for what being Wolverine could be like, and holy shit is it awesome (most of the time).