Category Archives: thoughts

Listed here are all my personal musings and thoughts on various matters – some sorcerous, some mundane, and a lot fairly found in between.  You have been warned.

Not Derped Yet – DoMagick 2018 & Life in General

Well, carp. It’s been that long, huh? The truth is that life’s been busy, and updating the blog was something that I kept putting off. I finally found a weekend to spruce up the place a bit – with any … Continue reading

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How To Enjoy TACS 2018 – A Guide!

The Tactical, Survival and Arms Expo 2018 is here, and boy is it a doozy! Seminars, meetups, and merchandise galore for the discriminating consumer await! So how do you make the most of it? Read on! Note: All information in … Continue reading

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Politics vs Fandoms: Comic Con Asia’s Troubled Backdrop

As you may have heard, Comic Con Asia 2018 is already promoting a formidable lineup of celebrities from comics, cosplay, and more. But the event’s troubling link to its partner – and several other issues – continue to affect its … Continue reading

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Sin-e Waves

A sine wave or sinusoid is a mathematical curve that describes a smooth repetitive oscillation. – Wikipedia

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Fiction Writing: Instaladong Kopya

In case it’s not immediately evident, this screenplay (of sorts) was inspired by Jason Laxamana’s sci-fi thriller Instalado. It’s my own take on the world he built – a brief snapshot of a what if. Here we go.

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Stage Methodology – Being A Gray Man

“Remember that body, Egwene. Remember that he tried to kill you. Kill us. Remember the Black Ajah. Remember them all the time. Because if you forget, just once, the next time, it may be you lying dead.” — Nynaeve al’Meara, The Wheel … Continue reading

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On Sex, Online Harassment, & Personal Privilege

A friend shared a story of sexual harassment with me today. A hapless girl’s pictures and contact information was shared within a group encouraging sexually inappropriate behavior and remarks. It didn’t matter that she was fully clothed, or that she … Continue reading

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The Uberpool Dilemma: What Gives?

Riders love Uberpool. It’s cheap, (mostly) reliable, and quite efficient. When one isn’t pressed for time, one can enjoy the comfort of a regular Uber trip at a budget-friendly price. It’s not too hard to imagine why people prefer it … Continue reading

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We Do The Uber Math of Driver Ratings

Let’s do the Uber math for a second. Obviously, your driver rating influences many things: how well riders think of your service and how above (or below) the cut you are for the program. Anecdotally/speculatively, it may factor into several … Continue reading

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Driving Into A Decent Uber Rating (Drivers, Note)

You want a high Uber rating as an driver? Great! So does everyone. But people have always wondered what goes behind that 5.0, and it can be summed up in two words: be professional. But how?

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