Exploiting My Lack of Motivation

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

August 31, 2021

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Getting any new equipment can always alter your workflow in interesting ways. I've spent a fair amount of years falling down the mechanical keyboard rabbit hole. I was lured in by the original Matias recreation of the Apple Extended II keyboard, which made an awful clatter. (Actually, I was originally lured in by a southpaw . . .

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Tech Whine: Adding Words To The iPad Dictionary

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

July 31, 2021

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I have been an iPad user since the original; I even have one of those weird keyboards with a thirty-pin connector sitting on a bookshelf. In all that time, I've had an IT job support in executives using the iPad as a secondary machine, written tons of Software reviews (Pour one out for Macgasm), and overall been an advocate of . . .

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One Nation Under Nostalgia

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

June 30, 2021

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The past is ever-present in American Culture. The Republic was founded as Roman fan fiction. The lost Republic was a grand age before the corruption of Kings. A bit further up the coast, they were more worried about the original lost golden age back in the garden. The key is that the past must be mythic and unreachable. As our time . . .

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Post-Apocalyptic Housepets

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

May 31, 2021

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I recently read two books I really didn't feel like I could adequately review, but I did feel they were of a piece thematically about what comes after the current crisis facing humanity. Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh and A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green both seem to posit plans to tame humanity of its baser . . .

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Book Review: Solutions and other Problems by Allie Brosh

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

April 30, 2021

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Confessing your innermost thoughts can quickly devolve into a LiveJournal full of Yaoi Vampire GIFs. Allie Brosh manages to make it something hilarious, relatable, and a breezy read at that. If you didn't read her last book Hyperbole and a Half, you might at least know her artwork from the X all the things memes. Solutions and . . .

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The Generational Opportunity Gap

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

March 31, 2021

Embedded on this page are two videos I stumbled across on Hikikimori as a phenomenon. The first video is on the development inside Japan, and the other examines if Hikikimori can exist outside Japan. It’s a fascinating exploration of the cultural process that pushes people to withdraw from society. It may have . . .

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Most Listened Albums Of 2020

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

February 06, 2021

The world may continue to prove that blaming 2020 for our problems was like blaming a garage full of oily rags for being on fire, but I wanted to take some time to celebrate some great music from last year. Doing so at the last possible moment last year’s records is part of the conversation. As per the usual cosplay music critic's tules, . . .

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