Video Game Visibility Project: Carpe Fulgur Collection on Steam Sale

Well, Steam sales got me again. I’m dispensing with the format that I had been using for these, because I’ve found that in many cases, it doesn’t cause me to reveal anything interesting. And its poorly adapted to gifts, ect.   So. I bought the Carpe Fulgur collection because it was on sale, and it…

Video Game Visibility Project: PC Parts

What: Motherboard – MSI X99S SLI Plus, Processor- Intel i7 5820K, RAM – Crucial DDR4 4GBx2, CPU cooler- Coolermaster Hyper 212 Why I bought: My PC was weeping for upgrades. This is actually a partial upgrade; after the holidays I’m getting more RAM, new hard drives, ect. The exact build was determined by a very…

Video Game Visibility Project: Pixel Creature Hats

I’m in Louisville for Forecastle Festival right now, but before I make myself a liar, I need to make a post on these video game related hats I got at Screwattack Gaming Convention. To be clear, this is something I tried to buy, but Alec of Freaks and Geeks wouldn’t take the money. So here’s…

Good Design, Even When It’s Not For Me

  Getting my degree did about two important things for me. The second of these is that school instilled in me a respect for design that transcends my own taste. Sometimes I have to ask myself- do I like this because it’s good design, or because I like it personally, and want to own it…

Cheap Geek Fashion Alert – Marvel Comics

Burlington Coat Factory currently has in a selection of Marvel tee shirts. I saw several “group” designs, a vintage style Amazing Spiderman, and a Thor body suit. Shirt styles included long and 3/4 sleeve crop tops, girl fit tee, and raglan. So why is this a “you should buy this” post and not a “look…

Places, Names, and Clothes – 15th Street, March 15 2013

15th Street, heading into the dev drinkup; just me as usual (I overestimated the willingness of my friends to pose for clothing shots when I named this feature), wearing a leopard shirt, Guess sunglasses, jeans from Old Navy, Nine West boots, and Coach bag. If these jeans last through the wash I’ll buy more. They…

Book Haul – Half Price Books and a Theme of Places

Passionate Nomad The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse This one came from the big Half Price on Northwest Highway (Dallas).  I can’t say that I know much about Freya Stark, but the cover attracted me. She was an adventurer and writer who traveled the middle east in the late ’20s and ’30s….

Valentine’s Day for Anti-Commercialists

I hate hearing people say, “I don’t believe in Valentine’s Day, its just a commercial holiday.” They might also call it “an excuse to sell flowers” or a “Hallmark holiday”. I’m not a big fan of everything pink, glittery, covered in hearts and draped with tulle, but holidays are a chance to have fun with people…

Valentine’s Day for Dorks

So its Valentine’s Day, but you still want to make sure everyone knows you’re a dork? Good news! There are plenty of options out there that will allows you fulfill your love interest’s holiday expectation without being smooth, sophisticated, or overly dignified.               I decided to write a series…