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Roku XD Player: A question for NiteA few days ago, someone gave me his old Roku XD Player. It's not the newest technology anymore, but since we have a wizard of repurposing technology around here, I was wondering if there's anything cool I could do with it.
I'm giving a presentation on Game Maker this weekendThis will be the first time I've ever discussed game making-related things - at least in any detail - in Real Life. Should be an interesting experience! Again, give me a buzz if you'd like a particular resource to be featured during my presentation, and I'll see what I can do.
DennyDevito72For whatever reason, there's been a recent uptick in spambot registrations lately. Because we've enabled admin approval of new accounts, these accounts are never actually able to post anything, but it's still annoying to have to weed out these junk accounts and confirm that they're spammers.

However, every once in a while I have some fun with spambot profiles, like the famous DennyDevito72, a Russian spambot pretending to be an American actor, comedian, director, and producer.

Fake Car GeneratorPlay here.
Alternate download link.

Also known as Baby's First JavaScript Game. It's a simple thing that took me just a few minutes to make. However, I'd never really done anything with JavaScript before, and I thought it might be a good thing to try.

Also, have fun.
The 10,000th PostIt took over six years, but we got here! I wasn't sure we'd ever get this far. Here's a hats off to all of you awesome people, past and present, who've helped to make this an awesome little piece of the Internet. I appreciate y'all sticking around all this time - it really means a lot to me. We may not be the most active place on the e-net, but it's hard to beat us in the awesomeness department!

I'll celebrate by giving all of you $10,000, in the form of a picture of a $10,000 bill.

DISCLAIMER: It's not legal tender just because you printed it out.
MoolahI just made my last tuition payment for grad school. This means that for the first time in my life, I can spend money.

This may be a slight exaggeration, but paying for college has always been part of the reason I've always been reluctant to spend money on anything that's not an absolute necessity. The other reason is I'm super-cheap and will probably always be that way. Still, maybe I'll be able to relax a little more now that my Great Big Expense (which turned out to be a not-so-big expense) is in the rear-view mirror.

(Don't go hitting me up for loans - the Bank of Vinny does not have sufficient capital to increase its lending operations.)

How hard is it for you to spend money? Are you a miserly Scrooge or a Scroogely miser, or do you toss around money faster than the federal government?
College Education in One Line or LessI took (or, in a few cases, helped people in) all these classes so you don't have to.

Accounting (Financial): Assets = liabilities + owner's equity.
Accounting (Managerial): Assets = liabilities + owner's equity. Again.
American Government: How the U.S. Constitution tells politicians to disagree with one another.
Business Law & Ethics: Is it legal? It depends. Is it ethical? If you have to ask, it's not.
Chemistry: Different ways to make things catch on fire.
College Mathematics: Non-confusing math, except when truth tables are involved.
Computer Networking: Please Do Not Throw Sausage Pizza Away.
Database Design: There are lots of normal forms, but only three are really worth discussing.
Finance: Stock vs. debt. Companies are usually made of both.
French (I): Figure out which letters to pronounce when talking to French people.
Hardware Configuration: The answer is usually USB.
Human Anatomy & Physiology (I): Men wearing no clothes. Occasionally women.
Human Growth & Development: Conceived. Born. Grew up. Grew old. Dead. Along the way, stuff happened.
Humanities: Women wearing no clothes. Occasionally men.
Information Systems: How to make different combinations of humans and computers talk to each other.
Java Programming: Write once, run anywhere. Except when you can't.
Macroeconomics: The Federal Reserve does stuff.
Marketing: Sell stuff.
Medical Terminology: How to combine various Greek and Latin roots into conditions you don't want to have.
Microeconomics: Supply, demand, prices, and interest rates keep getting into relationships with each other.
Organizational Behavior: The art and science of making people not hate one another.
Philosophy: What's the best way to live? Nobody knows.
Project Management: Someday, you'll learn to use Microsoft Project without throwing things.
Public Speaking: Know your audience, and try not to annoy them too much.
Sociology: Discourse on Karl Marx. Was he right? Wrong? Or both?
Software Configuration: Do things that look an awful lot like DOS.
Spanish (I): Conjugate verbs in Spanish. It's sometimes confusing.
Spanish (II): Conjugate verbs in Spanish. Now it's twice as confusing as before.
Statistics: "Reject the null hypothesis" sounds a lot more complicated than it really is.
Strategic Management: Talk about Amazon, Apple, Google, and Starbucks. (This goes for business classes in general.)
Western Civilization (I and II): White people fighting other white people.

There are also a few classes I couldn't figure out how to describe succinctly. Now that I think about it, this is a pretty zany combination of classes. I've spent a lot of time being educated - and educating others, too.
We've almost reached 10,000 postsThis post is #9,952. Maybe we should have a keg party* once we hit #10,000.

* When I speak of kegs, I'm speaking of the best kind of keg possible: a keg full of Cheerwine. How could it be anything else?
Playing Final Fantasy VIIA cool person gave me a Steam download of Final Fantasy VII for Christmas. I've always ("always" meaning "for the past eight years or so") wanted to play this game, so this was a cool gift. I'm looking forward to trying it.

I'll post my thoughts here as I play the game. Maybe.
It's 2016: We must Google zany combinations of thingsIt’s been a while (two and a half years, to be more specific) since I’ve posted one of these topics. These are the best searches I’ve done this fall. Have enjoyment.

174,000 “Amazon Prime” “it’s a boy”
  6,500 “sugar factory” “so excited to be here”
  5,240 “New World Symphony” “radio version”
  3,000 “customer support” “slavery was abolished”
  2,940 “stuffed animals” “references available upon request”
  2,330 “illegal gambling” “pumpkin spice”
  1,610 “conference call” “expensive wedding”
    866 “cat videos” “monumental task”
    664 “Snow White” “go Navy, beat Army”
    573 “Stonewall Jackson” “Hamburger Helper”
    546 “currency manipulation” “home is where the heart is”
    472 “House of the Rising Sun” “drone delivery”
    404 “sewing room” “run-ins with the law”
    249 “driverless cars” “died of rabies”
    227 “prom night” “anti-aircraft missiles”
    167 “mysterious villain” “fine and dandy”
    142 “Cirque du Soleil” “nitrates for chest pain”
    138 “sports psychologist” “Sega Saturn”
    105 “Minnesota North Stars” “moderately active”
     90 “blunt force trauma” “charismatic leadership”
     80 “Chinese poker” “electron configuration”
     68 “Chinese handcuffs” “core competencies”
     58 “holistic medicine” “double-barreled shotgun”
     50 “Patch Tuesday” “have you seen me”
     43 “juris doctorate” “trap music”
     41 “tossing and turning” “unlimited breadsticks”
     35 “Concorde Agreement” “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”
     14 “Dollar Shave Club” “partially decomposed”
      9 “rubber ducky” “greater risk for osteoporosis”
      7 “augmented reality” “live in a monastery”
      7 “eye of the storm” “difference between who and whom”
      7 “railroad consolidation” “that special someone”
      6 “prophets of Baal” “didn’t have insurance”
      4 “inflammatory diseases” “indie game development”
      4 “mani and pedi” “New Model Army”
      3 “sanitary sewer overflow” “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
      2 “Affordable Care Act” “many ways to have a good time”
      2 “cunning plan” “symphony in G major”
      2 “men’s short program” “Brown was indicted”
      2 “plague and pestilence” “string literals”
      2 “slugging percentage” “stock up on food and water”
      2 “Treaty of Versailles” “warm up before exercising”
      2 “turbidity currents” “Judge Judy”
      1 “Android tablet” “eats both plants and animals”
      1 “illegal use of hands to the face” “the Libertarian candidate”
      1 “nuclear weapons” “not responsible for any damage or loss”
      1 “sciatic nerve” “time to mosey”
      1 “TED Talks” “the best game from the best conference”
      1 “total quality management” “passed out on the floor”
      1 “windshield wiper fluid” “appeal to Millennials”
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