A Dive Into my Wallpaper Collection

I love wallpapers. I love them so much I can never choose which one I want so I just have a wallpaper rotation with all of my favorites. Sure I get into certain moods and I like to spice it up every once in a while but for the most part I certainly have a style that I like to express.

In this article you’ll find some of my favorite computer wallpapers as well as some insight on where to find some more goodies.


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Shoutout: NBA.com and Awful Web Design

Unlike the rest of the shoutouts I’ve been doing in the past, I think it’s time to shake things up and make a shoutout to one of the biggest disaster updates of a major site I’ve ever witnessed. Thank god I’m not a huge NFL or NHL fan.

2 years ago or so, NBA.com revamped, going from a more minimal and efficient look to a more modern and streamlined look. It took a while to establish the new look you see today, and while I’ll agree that the update did its purpose and perhaps intention, it has got to be one of the biggest disappointments I’ve ever witnessed for a website “upgrade.”

Hopefully this can be an educational read for web designers out there. If you’re an avid NBA fan like me you probably already know about this garbage fire of a site.

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It’s Smash Time Fellas

Today there was a Nintendo Direct, which is Nintendo’s way of showcasing us what’s next for their platforms. This was a good one with a lot of good games announced or given release dates! And of course the only one that really mattered to me was announced today. Smash Bros. 2018. Here we go.

In this article I’m going to explain my hype and what my wishes are for this titular title.

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Shoutout – The VGM YouTube Community

So lately FamilyJules, a popular YouTube video game cover musician fronted a masterful collaboration with 70 YouTube artists for a massive Mario medley. You can find the link to the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2-v6nqYQg

It was an example of a fantastic community piece that represented all kinds of musical styles and talents and spread across the thing that binds them all together, playing music from a timeless franchise. Feats like that video are only possible when a community is as supportive, collaborative, and encouraging and this one. I’m proud to have recognized over half of the collaborators for this project before it began.

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5 Board Games You Should Own

As a preface I’m neckbeard deep into board games. One ongoing project of mine is to assemble the ultimate bookshelf, where I have a board game fit for any table! So I’ve spent lots of research and time slaving away playing board game after boarding game (I know, life’s so rough) to come up with variables like subsets of genres, quantity of players, distinct game personalities, yadda yadda stats mumbo jumbo.

The list of 5 games you’ll see here are on this list because they are liked in MANY situations, are very replayable, they fit that delightful combo: easy to learn, challenging to master, and most of all, combined they should be the 5 games you should own to be prepared for any game night at your place.

Bias alert / disclaimer: I dislike Uno. If you think Uno is the strategic nuts, perhaps this article is out of line.

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Current Jam #22

Apparition – Troy Baker

Genre: Alternative
Vibes: Warm up, Nirvana intro with a sax chorus??, montage-y, an air of pop

Not sure why but the main composer of Final Fantasy music was a related artist of Troy Baker in my Spotify..

The One Thing Both Apple and Android Are Missing

Every time it’s time for me to get a new phone I always change sides. I do it not only so I can become versed in different ways to design a phone and explore the realms of titillating UI discrepancies, but also because there are different things I quite enjoy that its main competitor doesn’t have. Nowadays with iPhone and Android phones being incredibly similar in so many ways, I thought I’d talk about the one distinction the other doesn’t have that would make the other option obsolete if it added the feature (in my eyes of course).


Look it’s a pixelated watering can I made!

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Board Game Review: Cat Lady

Cat Lady is a new game published by the reputable board game comp AEG and is a game where you take the role of a crazy collecting cat lady. It is a drafting game where players take turns gathering food, toys, cat drugs, costumes, wanted posters, and certainly, a ton of cats. You gotta feed your cats to get points! There are a ton of ways to get points, from hoarding a variety of cat toys to finding stray cats that are great for developing cat feeding strategies. The game is relatively quick, is easy to pick up, and has a good amount of depth, which is a stellar combination to have in a board game.


In this article I’m going to go over what the game does well and not well and discuss whether or not Cat Lady is the right board game to add to your collection.

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Shoutout: Sometimes Giving a Person a Choice is an Act of Terrible Cruelty

Today I stumbled upon a very thought provoking philosophical piece that has modern implications. You can find the link right smack here! It was written by Lisa Tessman. https://aeon.co/ideas/sometimes-giving-a-person-a-choice-is-an-act-of-terrible-cruelty

In this blog post I will give a synopsis and highlights from the piece, then I will give my quandaries and thoughts on the piece.

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