Category: Internet

Dec 10 2017

RIP Angry Grandpa

I was rather shocked to read today about the death of a well known, and clearly well loved YouTube celebrity, Charles Green, better known as Angry Grandpa. This one kind of hit me hard – I followed the show passively, but had been aware of it and the family, for quite a while, checking out …

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Dec 07 2017

Vine To Make A Return? Dear God, No!

My buddy Prince Watercress linked me to an engadget article yesterday discussing how Vine founder Dom Hofmann seems to have teased a “Vine 2.0” if you will – he tweeted just an image in the classic Vine colors that showed “V2.” and.. that’s it. v2 pic.twitter.com/JkzE1CULSV — dom hofmann (@dhof) December 6, 2017 This comes, of …

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Dec 04 2017

What I Mean When Discuss The “Cult Of SpaceX”

Here we go, the beginning of the articles I’ve been dreading writing for probably a year now. These are things I feel need to be said and no, I don’t think I’m wrong in what I say – opinions can neither be right nor wrong, after all, but I do feel the concept presented – …

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Dec 01 2017

Looks Like It’s Over For Vidme

With YouTube being in the state it is currently (something I’m long overdue for addressing) many video creators online have been looking for an alternative, and for the past few months it looked like a certain little website known as Vidme would be a good alternative – it looked to work about as well as …

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Nov 20 2017

A Good Example Of People Missing The Point Entirely

In my previous article, where I discussed how a YouTuber got a play button award with a racist phrase written on it, the subject of the video the content creator had made, and thus the subject of my article itself, was the fact of how and why he could get the item with the inscription …

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Nov 19 2017

YouTube Automation, Chinese Factories, And A Racist Play Button

Talk about something coming out of nowhere, today I present you with a little insight into just how completely screwed up YouTube is. However, as with many things, we’re going about this in a somewhat roundabout way. You know those play button awards that YouTube gives out to people who reach certain subscriber thresholds and, …

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Nov 16 2017

Firefox Quantum – Initial Impressions

Been a good long while since I really wrote anything about computer tech or software on the modern front, but then again there hasn’t been too much going on that’s really received more than an “oh, okay” reaction from me. In this case, though, I’ve got a bit more of a reaction to Firefox 57 …

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Oct 28 2017

Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 150: Polybius

Since I’m planning to eventually review every single episode of the series (probably a never ending task, as I think about it) I’ve been avoiding covering AVGN episodes on release –  as nice as it would be to hit them while they are hot, I feel like I might wind up, down the line, running …

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Oct 25 2017

Web Servers, Inodes, And Doing What I Want Online

This one is going to get a little bit technical, so try to keep with me. As with the vast majority of the web, this site is hosted on a Linux based server. Of course, like any computer, this has practical, and logistical limitations. My hosting package is pretty nice and quite liberal with what …

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Oct 18 2017

The Great GIF Debate Redux

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Long time readers will recall sometime in early 2016 I wrote an article titled “The Great GIF Debate” where I laid down my thoughts and points on the pronunciation of the “GIF” file format. Last night I had a friend share a joke image regarding this pronunciation, and when another person chimed in on how …

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