“It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?” – The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Those words are very haunting. And indeed, in this age of technological advancement, those words are ringing truer and truer. Has our quest for technological beauty destroyed our very souls? As I look at my library, a veritable mountain of books, I am awestruck by their beauty, their majesty, their slowly decaying pages […]

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DLC: Quality VS Quantity?


 Do you remember the 1990’s, and the early 2000’s? I do. I remember the glory days of purchasing video-game expansion packs. The thrill of taking the box off of the shelf; the delight in purchasing it; the anticipation of opening the box; the overwhelming joy as you removed the CD case, manual, and other contents; the joy of installing a proven product that added more to your game. I miss those days. DOWNLOADABLE: Over the past few years the world has become more connected, and marginalized. We no longer have to leave our homes to purchase items. Films, music, games, even food and other services can be easily purchased on the internet. But with all this convenience there comes a […]

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NETIQUETTE: What the hell is it?


 What the hell is it? “One person’s clever joke is another person’s offensive insult.”   Netiquette – Etiquette for the Internet. I know what you are thinking; they do seem to change the language every bloody day. To be honest, I had never heard of the word “netiquette” until I began this article. So what can I tell you about Netiquette? A lot apparently. Although netiquette is a relatively new concept. It has quickly grown into a transdimensional, multi-limbed, rabid, foaming at the mouth, social hydra: an insane beast with more teeth than the Osmonds. (If your over 30; you MIGHT get that joke.) Since its arrival, netiquette has remained in a constant state of flux. Laws, bi-laws, counter laws, […]

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