Category Archives: Tips

10 Things You Need to Stop Typing

Stop try­ing to be lazy. Stop try­ing to be cute. Stop try­ing to muti­late the Eng­lish lan­guage. Just type out the damn words, peo­ple. The let­ters are all there on your key­board — you just need to press the but­tons with those curvy things on them. You seem like less of a moron when you do. Just try­ing to help.

  1. 1Pl0xNot cute.
  2. 2I Can Has?Moronic and ruined.
  3. 3Wat/WutTry sound­ing it out. Sounds stupid.
  4. 4YWhy is a fuck­ing three let­ter word.
  5. 5LolOverused and means noth­ing now.
  6. 6any1It takes one sec­ond to type one.
  7. 7kkThe extra k is SUPERFLUOUS.
  8. 8n00bIt’s a sad insult.
  9. 9pwnNo.
  10. 10uYou is another three let­ter word.

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

Steam > Origin

I was just invited into the Bat­tle­field 3 Alpha, and was absolutely thrilled until I read that I would need to down­load BF3 via Ori­gin. “Dammit,” I thought, “I’ve been avoid­ing Ori­gin at all costs since it’s con­demned by prac­ti­cally every gamer out there.” Oh well, so I bit the prover­bial bul­let and played around with Ori­gin — com­par­ing it to Steam of course — and will now doc­u­ment my expe­ri­ence for the pos­ter­ity. Try not to spot my bias.

Orgin by EA
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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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Games I played in 2010

It seems like the cool peo­ple have made posts like this, so here goes. Noth­ing in-depth, just my quick opin­ions and recollections.

  • Bat­tle­field: Bad Com­pany 2: Lost inter­est in the cam­paign but have had a blast in mul­ti­player. — 4/5
  • Minecraft: Insanely fun. Any­one who has yet to buy it is seri­ously miss­ing out. I play other games and always end up on Minecraft by the end of the evening. — 6/5
  • Call of Duty: Mod­ern War­fare 2: Fun cam­paign, but the mul­ti­player (the main rea­son for buy­ing) is more or less bro­ken on the PC. — 1/5
  • Dawn of Dis­cov­ery: Very enter­tain­ing game and more com­plex than it lets on at first, leav­ing you con­stantly revis­ing your strate­gies. — 5/5
  • Fall­out: New Vegas: Some­what lost inter­est halfway through. Very fun action, but long travel times and a harsh land­scape make me loathe pro­gress­ing into the game any fur­ther. Did not expe­ri­ence any seri­ous bugs. — 3/5
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Really came through in places that MW2 lacked, namely PC sup­port. Fun cam­paign but lost inter­est in mul­ti­player quickly. — 3/5
  • Just Cause 2: Stu­pid fun game­play, but the mis­sions are repet­i­tive, so I mainly spent time explor­ing the incred­i­ble island. — 4/5
  • Killing Floor: Really fun with a group of depend­able friends, oth­er­wise it’s a frus­trat­ing blood bath. — 4/5
  • Left 4 Dead 2: I was expect­ing so much more, but even with the weekly muta­tions, the re-playability just isn’t there for me. — 2/5
  • Poker Night at the Inven­tory: Enjoy­able dia­log while play­ing clas­sic Texas Hold Em. Only $5. — 4/5
  • Bor­der­lands: The art style never really did it for me, and the game­play felt more like a grind than an adven­ture. — 2/5
  • Civ­i­liza­tion V: Was really hyped up for this to come out, and became bored with it within a month. Really should have some other peo­ple to play with oth­er­wise this game isn’t as enjoy­able. — 3/5
  • Trop­ico 3: More fun than you’d expect. Being an island dic­ta­tor has never been so fun! — 4/5
  • Team Fortress 2: It’s TF2, stu­pid. — 5/5
  • Supreme Com­man­der 2: Only got it because it was on sale. Never made it past the tuto­r­ial. — n/a

My Steam pro­file.