Oct 1, 2015  •  In Depression, Geek, Personal, Relationships

The Evolution of Happiness (And an Announcement)

We all know that what made us happy as children may no longer apply. But is it just a matter of our tastes changing? Social psychologist Jennifer Aaker, PhD, theorizes that your happiness is not based on your likes and dislikes, but rather, the motivating forces that drive you. Our definition of happiness tends to shift every 5 or 10 years, […]

Sep 2, 2015  •  In Entertainment, Funny, Geek

Marvel Comics: What If?

In 1982, Marvel published a “What If?” #34 — a humor issue devoted to hilarious, sometimes disastrous scenarios that could have been in the Marvel universe. Here are some scans from the issue. Enjoy! Via Reddit.

Aug 21, 2015  •  In Books, Entertainment, Geek, Infographics, Movies, Star Wars

The World of Star Wars: A Timeline Visualization

What is considered canon in the Star Wars universe? When does each movie/show/book take place? These topics could be confusing to those not paying close attention, especially with the reboot of the franchise and the onslaught of new movies, a show, books, and comics. Outer Places has done the research for us and compiled everything into a huge infographic which […]

Aug 12, 2015  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Star Wars, Web

Watch Star Wars in Text Animation

This may be old news to other Star Wars fans, but I can’t believe I haven’t come across this until now! As the title of this post implies, you can watch Star Wars Episode IV in ASCII via telnet. Just type telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl into any command line and watch the magic unfold! Brought to you by ASCIIMATION, […]

Aug 4, 2015  •  In Art/Design, Blogging, Geek, Personal

Late to the Mobile Game

I may be a technology- and gadget-loving geek, but there are some topics that cause me to be bullheaded in my old-fashioned ways. Physical books over e-books/e-readers. Text over videos. (I hate it when I click over to a promising article to discover that I would need to watch a video to see what it’s about. Also, no vlogging or […]