A Week of Metal Gear Solid — Day One: Like One of My Japanese Animes

In the run-up to my most anticipated game release in years, I thought I’d take a look back at some previous Metal Gear Solid games in the most arbitrary way I know how: tedious list-based fanwank! Each day until The Phantom Pain is in my sweaty, shaking hand I’ll be taking a look at one […]


Don’t panic, I’m just switching webhosts. Stuff is going to be weird and/or broken for a while. For that matter, I’ve got archives stretching back to 2009, so the really old stuff might be weird/broken forever. I’ll do the best I can to get everything back up and running!

Thanks for reading!


I recently got back into perler beads. That’s where you buy 6,000 little plastic beads, painstakingly arrange them to look like video game sprites, then iron them enough that they fuse together but not so much that they melt into an ugly blob.

Here are some crappy cell phone pictures I snapped:

A cute little […]

From Zero to Brony in 7.99 Seconds

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a great cartoon. More fascinating, though, is the fan community that has erupted around it. Pretty much everyone is scratching their heads, trying to figure out how a show about selling plastic ponies (with luxurious hair and accessories) ended up having such broad appeal.

But I think it’s […]

I wonder…

…can I update this space from my phone?

I can! Success! Although the process isn’t exactly pretty. Watch for this spot to transform into some nonsense about Final Fantasy remakes just as soon as I get to the office and finish typing it up.

For now though? pork chops.

The next morning…

You know […]

Long stretches of time.

From 2005 to 2008 I maintained a blog about my experiences working in the drug test industry. Every Saturday I revive one of those experiences here. The following was originally posted May 25, 2006.

Long stretches of time. The truth of the matter is that the vast, vast majority of my time here […]