In a previous blog post, I wrote about how data can tell any story you want it to but understanding the correct data can tell the truth. I often hear things about inflation, how difficult it is to live now versus our parents, the baby boomer generation, and how rising costs and lower wages are impacting everyone. Is it true?(more…)
I already covered the metal albums in a previous post, so I thought I’d cover what I deem are the best songs. Unlike the best metal albums ever, this list will cover many genres. Like the best metal albums list, this will not be in any particular order and many bands from that list will not appear here. If you want to skip all the writing and just listen, then I made a playlist on Youtube. Feel free to shuffle it. I’ll also keep working on this over time, so check back once in a while.
[Update] The playlist got so long that I separated metal and non-metal. This article will be non-metal, but the playlist is available here.
In a previous article related to music in video games, I brought up Keichi Okabe and the video game director Yoko Taro. I think it’s time to dedicate something to them specifically because Yoko Taro changed my perspective of the world. Obviously, this contains strong spoilers.(more…)
I’m no UI designer by any means. Probably the exact opposite, actually. Despite this, I do recognize ease-of-use with my background in product management and analysis. There are many streaming video services around, and they’re all quite decent, but none of them are as bad as NFL Gamepass. Gamepass is, by far, the biggest pile of shit ever and it’s $99 for a year.(more…)
I recently discussed AI Art generation and my discovery of it a while back. Since then, I’ve become involved in the AI Art community and learning about the different models that exist out there in addition to the different methods. I’ll primarily focus on four: DALL-e, StyleGAN3, VQGAN, and Wander (previously BigGAN). All of these models use CLIP diffusion. I will also apologize if this goes beyond the reader’s head.(more…)
The best thing to happen to the internet in the past 20 years is web-browser extensions (or add-ons). These are a few of my favorites and they exist for both Firefox or Chrome (Safari, Vivaldi, Brave, Edge, etc. all use Chrome).(more…)
Q-Anon has been making headlines lately. For the uninitiated, it is a conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Donald Trump, who is battling them, leading to a “day of reckoning” involving the mass arrest of journalists and politicians (Seriously).
Unfortunately, this is a reoccurring theme throughout world history, but we’ll start with Henry Ford and Adolf Hitler. Yes, that Henry Ford of the Ford Motor Company and that Hitler, Fuhrer of Nazi Germany. I want to write a quick disclaimer: I started writing this before the 2020 election, and a lot of my fears have since been realized and this isn’t specific to the United States (see Brazil and India). Before I continue I want to be clear about my political affiliations: I am Independent; I support policies by both Republicans and Democrats. In the 2016 election, I supported Marco Rubio (R), and in 2020 I supported Elizabeth Warren (D). Neither of which became electoral candidates. As always, most of the information herein is sourced by scientists and scholars and not news media networks.(more…)
In my first post on stock investing and using learned lessons of missed opportunities and so many mistakes, I thought it would be important to perform a retrospect. However, it’s worth noting I didn’t follow my own advice and got caught up in the same gambling stage that most investors do. You get the win and you think you can keep winning instead of listening to the statistics.(more…)
I spent the past couple of years designing a board game with a few friends and I finally finished it and put it up on Kickstarter so it’s cheaper to mass-produce. It’s a rogue-lite game where deck-building or leveling up is a constant balance.(more…)
My original post was focused primarily on monitoring Walmart prices. I’ve since expanded it to support four different stores including Target, Bestbuy, and GameStop. Originally, I only updated it to include Target and Bestbuy, and the article I wrote completely disappeared when I upgraded WordPress. As I added GameStop, I decided I had to change how the table structure worked if I was going to add more sites for some sadistic reason.(more…)