Sev TNG: the Picard Maneuver
A jab at the first season uniforms ;-) I do wonder if Patrick Stewart did not have a problem with them, if the uniforms would have stayed the same. More skants? :-)(original archive here)
Καλό μήνα σε όλους! Πάντως δεν το πιστεύω! Ήρθε ο Νοέμβρης και έπεσε το θερμόμετρο κατά 11 βαθμούς. Μπρρρρρρ!
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Λίγο χιούμορ λόγο της ημέρας του Halloween :-)
A little pre-Halloween humor. I came across these on Reddit last week: some off-brand costumes (I guess this is to not have to pay royalties ;-) ).
Review: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Saturday, Oct 28 2017 12:15 | Books, ebooks, goodreads, review, Social Networking, Social Networks, Work
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal NewportMy rating: 3 of 5 stars I've gone back and forth with this book. While listening to it some parts were just 2-stars and others were 4-stars. Perhaps the 4-star part was confirmation bias on my part. That said, some things in this book are just causes to roll your eyes, and other parts make a ton of sense. Over the
Sev TNG: The X-Gen choice
I guess you have to be of a certain age to get this reference (link to Pepsi commercial)(original archive here)
Assassin's Creed Origins: Launch trailer
Wednesday, Oct 25 2017 11:40 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Even though I am 3 games behind in this series (and a whole generation of consoles behind), I am looking forward to eventually playing this game :-). I wonder if we see aliens come down and land/crashland on earth in ancient Egyptian times, or if we're dealing with the the fallout of discovering the ancient artifacts at this period in history :)
You can't please everyone
A little humor from this weekend's video game related comics :-)
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