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Computers

In Praise of Plain Text

A recent blog post by John August (here) got me thinking again about my own recent appreciation for working in plain text. When did it start? For me it was getting back into web design and an awesome text editor, Sublime Text 2.  For decades most computer users have relied on word processors for all […]

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Screenwriting

Goodbye to the Frenzy

I recently received an email with some bad news: Script Frenzy will no longer be held. It was hard for me to to digest, though somewhat ironic: every year that I’ve tried it I never wrote anywhere near the required number of pages.  But still, it was easy to get excited to be starting on […]

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Roleplaying games

At the Mouth of the Labyrinth

It’s been a long time since I’ve played an RPG.  Back in middle school we played Rifts and Star Wars, but as time progressed and people moved away I never tried to find another group to play those with.  I had a friend in my church’s youth group that was obsessed with AD&D, but we […]

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Music

When Bands Over-reach

Since the release of Nightwish’s album Dark Passion Play, when their new singer debuted, I’ve been eagerly awaiting their second release with her to see how well she integrated with the band.  But if you go to their website, you’ll see almost more about the companion film than the album itself (this has changed a […]

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Computers

Web Browsers

Back in the Good Old Days of Computers, you had the choice of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.  While I wasn’t quite a young-un back in those days, I remember I always used Netscape simply because we had Macs in the house and that seemed to be the only choice.  Schools were also quite Mac-centric, […]