Category: Personal

May 27

The American Dream–The Idea and the Reality

Earlier today, I started reading The Tao of Writing by Ralph L Wahlstrom. I’m about a third of the way through it right now. Thus far, and I don’t expect this to change very much, the book is half philosophy, half how-to-write book. It argues that the way writing is traditionally taught in schools (Strict …

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Apr 29

The Least Work-Safe Thing I’ve Ever Written for this Site

Which is saying something, considering I reviewed Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars as part of Games I Beat In 2014. So yeah, I’m going to put most of this behind a “Read More” link. This is a Content Warning for two things: Spoilers for the game Ladykiller in a Bind A cishet dude (That’s me) writing …

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Aug 14

Podcasteye

Boy I jump from project to project, don’t I? This was initially a post for The Divisive Albums Podcast. I’ve moved that here, so go check it out. Also, join The Empty Nest Discord!

Mar 28

A Time of Transition

I began writing this on March 27, 2018 at about 8 PM. My previous laptop sounded like a swarm of bees toward the end of its life. I tried fixing it, and the end result was a laptop that sounded like a swarm of bees and would sometimes blue screen and fail to boot up …

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Feb 15

State of the Emptyeye- February 2018

It’s been about two months since my last personal update about trying to improve myself. How have I done since then? Here we go! Physical Fitness: After a bit of fluctuation, I’m down another three pounds, to 150 even as of the last time I weighed myself (Monday morning). I struggled with this a bit, …

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Jan 16

General GDQ Musings

Some general musings on GDQs, inspired in part by a Reddit post I found particularly amusing. Sam Viviano, Art Director for Mad Magazine, once remarked that the magazine was at its best “whenever you first started reading it.” I thought about this when reading this thread, because I feel like something very similar applies to …

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Jan 11

Book Review- Managing for People Who Hate Managing by Devora Zack

I have no aspirations to become a manager at either job I presently work at. I would, however, like to become a team leader, or the closest thing my primary job has to one. And so it was with this in mind that I tackled the fourth book I read from the Humble Win At …

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Dec 11

State of the Emptyeye- December 2017

About a month and a half ago, I wrote that I wanted to change some stuff about my life. Six or so weeks later, how am I doing? Let’s find out! Physical Fitness– This is going pretty well. It’s actually been a bit longer than 2 months since I realized I needed to lose some …

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Nov 10

Book Review- Notoriously Dapper

When I first considered the Humble Win At Work Book Bundle, one of the titles that intrigued me was Kelvin Davis’s Notoriously Dapper. I just couldn’t decide if the intrigue was positive or not. Maybe because I didn’t fully read the subtitle (“How to be A Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence”), but …

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Nov 01

Book Review- First Things First

Co-written by the same person who wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, First Things First has an interesting thesis, boiling down to “Traditional time-management approaches are flawed. Yes, they’ll help you get more stuff done quicker…but is that stuff really the important stuff?” The meat of the book discusses how tasks and activities …

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