Why My YouTube Account Was Terminated

The short answer is, I don’t know.

The closest thing YouTube has given me to a long answer is: “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy against spam, gaming, misleading content, or other Terms of Service violations.”

That doesn’t sound like an accurate description of anything I’ve ever […]

Why Super Nintendo Looks Better Than Regular Nintendo

Today I’d like to share something that I figured out when I was nine: why Super Nintendo graphics looked nicer than Regular Nintendo graphics. I think we all have examples of these kinds of things, things that make perfect sense in the mind of a little kid, and that we are, at the time, monumentally […]

Whoops, I accidentally took a week off.

I didn’t mean for that, but sometimes these things happen. Last weekend I was out of town for DragonCon, where Peanut purchased enough artwork to merit re-arranging most of our pictures and furniture. So the one-day respite we usually use as a cooldown from our vacation was spent dragging shelves and pounding nails.

Still, I […]


There are two reasons you would want to maintain a blog, online journal or vanity website. The first is, naturally, to make money. The second, and perhaps far more satisfying, is to complain. I have no shame in admitting this: I’m firmly in the second camp. Oh, I try my best to hide it, to […]

Considerations re: Blood Pressure

Complaining about one’s job is quite literally the lowest form of blogging there is, especially when you do the same job as millions of other people. It was at least novel back when I was the Peemeister, because not everyone gets to play with pee for a living, and because drug testing is one of […]

How I Proposed to Peanut

The short answer is: I didn’t.

I think we began discussing the possibility of marriage in 2007 or so, and over time just eventually reached a mutual agreement that we would, in fact, be married at some future point in time. So there was really no traditional “down on one knee moment”.

Once the actual […]

Resume Normal Posting

Peanut and I got married! That’s pretty weird.

Outside of that, I think you and I are just going to have to write June ’11 off, dear reader. Planning and executing a wedding is stressful and time-consuming enough when it’s within driving distance, let alone five states away. However, we managed to pull the whole […]

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I’ve been working closely with the web gods and NASA to figure out what’s with all the downtime lately. Hopefully that will all be sorted soon, and we’ll be back to regularly scheduled and perfectly banal updates before you know it.

In the meantime, what am I spending my time writing? My wedding ceremony. What […]

Return of the E74

Last month I repaired the E74 hardware error that cropped up on my Xbox 360. I was quickly informed by someone who had tried the same fix that the repair was only temporary, and that I’d be lucky if my Xbox survived into summer. That same person admitted to trying something called “the oven trick”, […]

I need to hurry up and write this before I explode.

I wanted to do a more in-depth write-up on my experiences with Dissidia 012, because I feel like I’m getting a much better handle on it than I ever did with the original. In fact, I was excited about putting the PSP down long enough to type up some thoughts on the characters and game […]