UPDATED: Always have a Contract – My Story of Getting Screwed by MyRuneLog

8/27/11 Update: Harley has posted a rebuttal. I reciprocated. Read here.

Harley “Ability44” Dishon seemed like a decent fellow human. He was introduced to me via a mutual friend quite a while ago and was in the market for some web development work. While he didn’t quite have a clear cut goal yet, he was willing to pay, and truthfully that was all that mattered since we could hammer out the details as we went on. Web development is my gig after all. It’s what pays the bills.

I tend to run an informal operation. Minimal contracts, work by the hour, and just that sort of jive. In addition I try to be as fair and personable as possible. Hosting client sites for free, offering access to select source files, etc. The nice guy.

Well, shame on me for assuming people wouldn’t take advantage of that. Let me explain. Continue reading “UPDATED: Always have a Contract – My Story of Getting Screwed by MyRuneLog”

Ten POWER Songs for WINNERS

Awesome is a Synonym for YouYOU’VE GOT THIS. GIVE IT YOUR ALL. IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE AND SHOW EVERYONE ELSE WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF. NOTHING STANDS IN YOUR WAY. IT’S JUST YOU AND YOU ONLY. IT’S TIME TO GET PUMPED – SCREW THE OTHER GUYS. THEY AREN’T AS FLY AS YOU ARE. WHAT? IS THAT THE SOUND OF BOOING? HELL NO. THAT’S EVERYONE ELSE CHEERING YOU ON. THEY KNOW YOU’RE A WINNER AND WISH THEY WERE AS KILLER AS YOU.

Here are ten songs that WINNERS listen to. Enjoy!

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Minecraft: Pixel Crack

Like most of the internet, I have been obsessed with a quirky little game called Minecraft. I have lost countless hours to this game building shelters, exploring cave systems, and fighting against the monsters that come out at night. It’s truly a remarkable game that deserves a lot more praise.

Here are the Cliffnotes. Minecraft is…

  • A sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world
  • Set in an infinitely large world
  • A world that allows you to build the most intricate structures you can imagine out of simple blocks
  • Updated almost every week by its creator Notch (Markus Persson)
  • Both singleplayer and multiplayer
  • Profoundly addictive

That’s all nice and dandy, but I think the best way to let you get a taste of a game is through a short gameplay video… Continue reading “Minecraft: Pixel Crack”

9 Videos That will Amuse You

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Everyone wants to relax once and a while and become entranced by the stupid humor that YouTube so graciously harbors. Once in a while, I come across an amusing video that should be much more popular than it currently is. In this post, I’ll share some of those videos with less than 300,000 views (at the time of posting) that will surely make you laugh or smile. No guarantees though.

Just a warning: these videos may be stupidly funny, so your self-pride may be at risk. It also might be a good idea to watch these when you’re alone, as some may be distasteful for the workplace.

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