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September 29, 2010

Moments Of Questionable Coincidence

Over the last two years, I've found myself in numerous situations where I'm minding my own business, and something unexpected occurs. I will describe these below, as the possible explanations are intriguing. Photo by caribb The first experience I will describe occurred on a day where I needed to head straight from work to the bank. They had received a card in my name, and I needed to pick it up. After the pick-up, my plan was to head back into the city, as I had plans to watch a movie with friends. I was using Montreal's metro system to get these tasks done, as I always do. When I left the metro, and began walking towards my bank, a strange thought popped into my…
September 29, 2010

The Polite Upgrade Notice

When I went to use Google Chrome yesterday, I noticed the following AdBlock plugin notice: After reading it, I realized it was one of the most polite notices I'd ever read. It also had a sense a humor that I usually only expected to see in Google-authored pages and applications. Good job, Michael, and everyone else at AdBlock. NOTE: As a web developer, I am very hesitant to use ad blockers, as ads are an important source of income for website owners. I usually only enable them when I reach a site that I feel is completely obnoxious with their placement and overall use of ads.
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September 26, 2010

Dragon*Con 2010: Costume Runner-ups

While I was choosing my top 5 favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2010, I realized there would be a few runner-ups. I decided to reveal the best of these runner-ups in this blog post, listed in no specific order. Codex from The Guild The Guild is web-based show created by Felicia Day. It centers around the adventures of an odd group of gamers who are part of the same in-game guild. Needless to say, to truly appreciate the series, it is best if you have previous experience with MMORPGs. Felicia Day stars as Cyd Sherman, whose in-game character is named Codex. Codex can be seen briefly in the title screen of the series, but to get a clear idea of what she looks like, see her profile page at The Guild's website. Alan…
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September 12, 2010

Dragon*Con 2010: Top 5 Costumes

As I mentioned previously, this article will cover my top 5 favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2010. Before we dive into the list, I feel I should first mention what I look for in these costumes. First, the more realistic the costume looks, the more I like it. If I get a feeling the character being portrayed might actually exist, then that's a success. To give you an example, I never really liked the Batman movies until I saw Batman Begins. To me, that's when the character really became respectable and interesting to watch. Second, the more specific the reference, the less people will recognize it - but the more value it has to those that do. Sure, people might appreciate how cool a costume…
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September 11, 2010

Dragon*Con 2010: Costumes and Celebrities

This year, I attended Dragon Con for the first time. If you're not familiar with Dragon Con, it is a science fiction convention based in Atlanta, Georgia where actors, musicians, authors, directors, and artists in general gather to meet their fans. Having never been to such a convention, I didn't know exactly what to expect. I did, however, watch a few videos I found online, so I knew approximately how the panels were going to work. Upon arriving in Atlanta for the first time, I was immediately impressed with the overall landscape – not flat like the area I reside. Even while driving on the highway, it is possible to imagine that you're actually in the middle of a forest. This is made possible mainly…
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