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2016 May

  • Tue, May 31, 2016, 3:49 p.m. / / blog / #ccgs #gaming / Syndicated: twitter / 1761 words
  • A while back I answered a question over on Quora about how I got started down the path of programming. It's not a particularly interesting story, but I still thought I'd record it here for posterity. Sometime when I was much younger, maybe somewhere between twelve to fourteen years old, I remember having some sort of QBasic programming learning book at home. I forget how we got it, I think my uncle brought it home for me sometime for some reason. I donโ€™t know why he would have such a thing, we didnโ€™t even have a personal computer at home

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  • Wed, May 25, 2016, 8 a.m. / / blog / #books / Syndicated: goodreads / 222 words
  • Tue, May 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. / / blog / #opinions / Syndicated: twitter / 800 words
  • "Everyone knows the third movie is always the worst" -- Jean still too much focus on Jennifer Lawrence/Mystique some great soundtrack choices Quicksilver scene maybe just a tiny bit too long. Tradition of defying the rules of physics continues (I hope someone does the math on how fast he was probably moving) nice 80s wardrobe lol not particularly faithful to the source material plot is all over the place, a lot of WTF moments here and there. OMG that stupid arrow D: lots of faults, but you'll probably enjoy it anyway if you're an X-men fan just for all the

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  • Thu, May 19, 2016, 7:55 a.m. / / blog / #gaming / Syndicated: twitter / 1336 words
  • "The price for being the best is always having to be the best"
    Wed, May 18, 2016, 12:39 p.m. / / blog / #meta #quotes / Syndicated: twitter / 13 words
  • We shouldn't have to keep telling people that Ferdinand Marcos was a terrible president and that the Martial Law he imposed was terrible for the country. Imagine if a significant percentage of German citizens kept insisting that Hitler was a great man and the more sensible Germans had to keep trying to educate them on why that wasn't true and why World War II was a terrible idea and that they wanted to elect Hitler's descendant to a position of national prominence. That's where we are right now with all these Filipinos supporting Marcos. (Why yes, I did open a

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  • Tue, May 3, 2016, 8 a.m. / / blog / #books / Syndicated: goodreads / 88 words
  • This has been one of the most divisive and shenanigan-filled election campaign seasons ever, and politics is normally crazy in this country so that's saying something. There's a strong use of social media this time around, and it's led to the internet being a hotbed of opinions and propaganda and memes and lies and half-truths and threats of violence. I was hoping greater citizen involvement via social media and the debates would mean citizens have more information and thus would get to be more discerning, but it seems that things have only gotten worse. Hopefully we'll get there someday, but

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