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Category Archives: Fun

The Greatest Time To Be Alive

In many ways, the world is actually improving. I know this isn’t my usual Friday Fun Link fare, but, frankly, with terribly depressing news media and the horrible sense of that everything good is long behind us, not to mention the dumpster fire that is U.S. politics these days, it just seemed like maybe it […]

Nerf Bazooka

Can a home-made Nerf gun be too big and powerful? Possibly, but it will probably still be fun. I’m pretty sure the biggest sticking point for my wife when she moved in with me was my rather impressive Nerf weapon collection. I am both proud and a little embarrassed to say that I had more […]

Industrial Accident Game

Industrial accidents are no joke, but they can be a fun theme for a game. At least, I recently played a game on the web about an industrial accident that was, in fact fun. The game was called, not surprisingly, Industrial Accident. The setting is an automated factory, where you play an artificial intelligence worker […]

2018 Writing Contests

I used to write a lot. Actually, before I blogged, I used to write quite a bit more. My first blog, Diary of a Network Geek, was really an attempt to game the search engines into ranking my website higher so that recruiters would find me. That was in the era before all the job […]

Practical Effects

In this case, I’m talking about practical effects in film. These days, we’re so used to seeing everything done with computers that we forget there are other ways to accomplish things. I know it tends to be a blind spot for me because I work with computers. And, let’s face it, computer graphics have gotten […]

Free Film Noir

I’ve mentioned Open Culture before, but they’re a great resource. This week, I’m thinking about movies. Dark movies with rough “heroes” that smoke too much and chase after femme fatales in stories that have grim endings. Yes, I’m talking about “film noir”. The best kind of old movies, in my opinion. The peak of the […]

DIY Abstract Backgrounds

I love free web gadgets. Also, I have all kinds of devices that can have background images. Everything from iPhones to computers can, though are not required to, show a background image of some kind. Yes, they all ship with a varying number of default background images. And, of course, I’ve featured many places to […]

Lost Voice Comedian

Even without being able to speak, his comedic timing is perfect. Seriously, this comedian is completely hilarious and all his humor is very personal. The video is great, and short, so a quick watch for a break on Friday. It’s from the Britain’s Got Talent show and brought to us via Boing Boing; the Lost […]

Collected Freebies

You all know how I love free stuff. And, those of you poor souls who have been coming to this blog, week after week, also know that I am as lazy as I can possibly manage to be. Toward that end, I do my absolute best to share only the best links stolen from other […]

Getting to Know You

Or at least, getting to know someone. I am the world’s worst at “small talk”. And, for pity’s sake, do NOT ask me what I’m thinking. Do that and you’re likely to get back some pseudo-intellectual gobbledygook about patterns of language and how we mimic our significant other. No, seriously, I actually found myself thinking […]


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