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Humanity’s Progress

Over the past few years I happen to have read a number of books and listened to a number of podcasts that deal with the progress of humanity through the centuries. I’ve always been interested in history (I love a good story), but I realized that what I like are Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Pictures from our Florida trip

Pictures from our Florida vacation in late August are now up on Flickr. We had a great relaxing time in Florida. Yes, it was extremely hot, but that also meant that we were able to do some fun outdoor activities, like playing in the splash park, right near the beach Read more…

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Words Sydney Knows

No All done Outside Up please (always said as one word) Cheese Num-nums (represents all food) Milk Baby TV Puppy Boobies Nose Eyes Mouth Head Mommy Daddy Nana Pop Pop Bish Grandma Roo Emma

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4th of July in the Netherlands

We had a great time visiting with Darien, Margreet, Sena, and Noa in their beautiful house in Wassenaar, Netherlands. It’s a great feeling, to know that you can go back to a place that was special at a time in your life, and there are still people there that a) Read more…

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My New Love: Borderlands 2

I have a new love, a cartoon-looking first-person-shooter called Borderlands 2 which is one of the best games I have ever played. The gameplay is pretty much your standard button layout, it’s smooth and fluid and the auto-aim is subtle and has just the right balance of helpfulness and skill. Read more…

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London, Baby

/BEGIN RANT Dear Diary, Moving is a freaking pain in the ass. It’s less of a pain when five Mexican guys show up at your door, willing to professionally wrap and box every single item in your entire apartment (thanks Rigo, Julio, Gino, Freddy, and Angel). But it’s still a Read more…

By Brian, ago
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Crysis 2

So I was looking for a good FPS to transport me into a fantasy realm where I am powerful and use my superpowers (and many many guns) to kill bad guys, and I saw the TV ads for Crysis 2 and thought “perfect”. However, when I started playing I learned Read more…

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HANNA

This movie rocked! It was like a two-hour long chase scene starting in the wilderness of some Scandinavian-looking country, through the deserts of Morocco, then finally into Germany. The girl who plays Hanna does an awesome job of being both likable and giving off that “I’ve been living in a Read more…

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Battle: LA

You’d think a movie with Marines fighting aliens in LA would be right up my alley, and that’s why I went to go see it while I was in London on a business trip. But the movie was so overwhelmingly bland and uninteresting that I have to give it a Read more…

By Brian, ago