Death of Halo
I came across this video on Reddit the other day. I thought it would actually be a much more in-depth analysis of the game series, but it just seems like a whole lot of kvetching about Halo 5. Since I don't yet have an xbox one I can't really say much about Halo 5, but Halo 4 wasn't really all that bad - if I remember correctly.
Review: The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building
Friday, Oct 20 2017 09:19 | audiobooks, Books, conlang, Defiance, goodreads, linguistics, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks
The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building by David J. PetersonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars While I don't see myself conlanging any time soon, this was quite a fun read (and a pretty good book if you are interested in linguistics but don't know where to start!) There were quite a few examples from Game of Thrones (which I guess is the most
Sev TNG: Captain Obvious?
This just reminds me of the "Captain Obvious" Hotels.com commercials :-)(original archive here)
Launch trailer - Wolfenstein New Colossus
Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 11:03 | Entertainment, politics, trailer, video games, VideoGames, wolfenstein, XBOX, youtube
The launch trailer for the next Wolfenstein game, a game that picks up where the previous game left off - with a Nazi occupied american continent, is now available. So many games to play once I am done with my dissertation ;-). Make American Nazi-Free Again!
I came across this comic strip a week or so ago (but of course I forgot to post). It reminded me of my own (sometimes misplaced) nostalgia for older games. They were marvelous for their time, but really hard to go back to these days (unless you are very persistent).
The chemical brothers - Galvanize
I was reminded of this song this past week (usually comes to mind when technology misbehaves and you have to push a button :p )
Sev TNG: Red Alert
I somehow think that this is not what Reed had in mind ;-)(original archive here)
Review: Networked Communities: Strategies for Digital Collaboration
Wednesday, Oct 11 2017 01:30 | Books, dissertation, goodreads, management, networked learning, networks, PhD, research, review, Social Networking, Social Networks
Networked Communities: Strategies for Digital Collaboration by Sylvie AlbertMy rating: 2 of 5 stars It was an OK book. Definitely focuses more on the organizational and managerial aspects of networked communities (which aren't of much use to me at the moment). There were some interesting nuggets of information buried throughout the book if you looked carefully enough. I am kind
Review: Group Cognition: Computer Support for Building Collaborative Knowledge
Tuesday, Oct 10 2017 01:30 | Books, dissertation, goodreads, PhD, research, review, Social Networking, Social Networks
Group Cognition: Computer Support for Building Collaborative Knowledge by Gerry StahlMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Enlightening but I thought it was a bit imbalanced. The theoretical pieces of the book were very interesting (and dense). I tried getting through these chapters in a manner of days and I don't think I got everything (or at least things seem a little fuzzy at the moment). That
This past weekend in Star Trek Online the Azure Nebula queue was the featured queue for group missions, which meant this was a good opportunity to earn an accolade that I haven't been able to get since I started going on the accolade hunt (mostly because people weren't queuing up for the Azure Nebula mission)In this mission... (from the STO wiki):After the briefing, the team will have twelve