Songs Lyrics Apparently Only I Misunderstood

Recently, a coworker and I were in the middle of a conversation about an architectural decision (made by people above our pay grade) that was causing some controversy on the team.

“Okay,” he prefaced, “here’s the situation…”

“Your parents went away on a weeks vacation?” I immediately interjected.

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Why Guardians of the Galaxy Is The Best Thing Marvel Could Have Done

The announcement of Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) as the 10th installment in the spectacular Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), was met with mixed reactions. I, on the other hand, was super excited; rewatching each trailer dozens of times in anticipation.

After seeing the movie last night, I believe that GotG is the absolute best thing Marvel could have done for the franchise, and I’ll tell you why without any spoilers.

Except the ones in the section marked Spoilers, at the end…

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, I bring you something totally unrelated!

The End Is Coming?

To all you like-minded individuals who see the impending rise of the undead and want to be as prepared as you can, may I provide you with my favorite Zombie Survival Sheet.

Zombie Survival Sheet v 5.0
Zombie Survival Sheet v 5.0

Use this handy reference to help you plan, purchase, and stockpile your way to long term survival.

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The Steampunk Color Palette

At our house, we love steampunk!  So, when I came across an interview in STIR Magazine with the founder of Steampunk By Design, I had to read it.

By far the best part for me was a list on the second page of a steampunk color palette, with links to a popular paint manufacturers website where they provided the hex values for the colors.

So, I aim to share them here with you, in all their glory, but in no particular order.

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The Office : Six Stages of Debugging

I recently discovered The Office Stare Machine, which captures every time a character on The Office stares into the camera and says nothing, then categorizes these “stares” based on the emotion being expressed.

I found this to be the perfect opportunity to capture  the apocryphal Six Stages of Debugging in the expressions of the ever intrepid Jim Halpert (with a few other pop-culture references sprinkled in the links).

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Particle Groove: A Groovy Test Case for Particle Man

A Groovy test case I whipped up the other other day (if, by “the other day”, I mean August 10, 2012 – and I do!) for one of my favorite They Might Be Giants songs, Particle Man!

Hit the link the below to see the whole #!, and feel free to sing along…

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