Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Old Stuff Part 9- Glueman Origins

Newsflash! I was a weird little kid who did a lot of weird little stuff. How else would expect something like 300 pages of Pie Planet comic strips to be made? What I’m sharing today though is perhaps the first recorded example of my strange desire to wed creativity that borders on non-sequitur with stupidly elaborate story arcs. I’m talking about the comics I drew in like 1st grade: The Quest of Glueman and Crew. It would’ve been "The Adventure" instead of "The Quest" but I didn’t know how to spell that at the time.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What If I Told You...

After some Very Serious political posts it's time for me to write about dumb internet stuff again. Actually, getting the internet up and running here in Spice World (my new apartment) was such a hassle it made me more grateful for the virtually limitless amount of information we have available at our finger tips online. However, what if I told you that the web held more information than you thought?

The Deep Web a.k.a.DeepNet a.k.a. The Invisible Web a.k.a. The Undernet a.k.a. The Hidden Web basically refers to all online information not accessible via search engines and other tools used by us pedestrian "surface web" dwellers. It's usually boring stuff like sites with private logins and domains that doesn't use HTTP but how great and ominous is the term "Deep Web?" It sounds like some H.P. Lovecraft nether realm. Top internet scientists estimate that around 300,000 sites and over 7,500 terabytes of data exist on the Deep Web and they are constantly working on new ways to crawl this forbidden space. Amazing.

Of course, this shouldn't be confused with the equally spooky Dark Internet which is made up of computers simply cut off from the larger World Wide Web. This also shouldn't be confused with 4chan which is just a dark part of the internet.

What a great stupid world we live in.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Stuff I Did This Week/Uh Oh Politics: 9/7/2012/DNC 2012 Edition vs. Capcom

I was at the Democratic National Convention this week and wrote some stuff.

Day One: Yes We Can, Again

Day Two: It's Kind of a Big Deal

Day Three: What's Next for New Jersey?

I find it funny that this year I didn't have a press pass but did way more actual journalism than four years ago.

Also I reviewed this game.

Motor World Car Factory Review

Also I played Bastion and The World Ends With You on the iPad. They're pretty good.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Uh Oh Politics: Stuff I'm Doing at the 2012 DNC

Four years ago at the last Democratic National Convention I got the chance to blog about my experiences there for my local newspaper The Gloucester County Times. I'm still convinced that bit of journalism is what got me into Medill in the first place. Anyway, I'm doing it again and the first blog entry is posted here. Check out for more updates throughout the week.