The Geek Must Flow

Does Skinny Mei Matter?

Blizzard recently made a bit of an embarrassing mistake– Mei, a curvaceous Overwatch character was significantly skinnier in her new skins than she had been in previous iterations.  Blizzard has already come out and said that that it was a bug and unintended and would be fixed in an upcoming patch. But of course that hasn’t stopped people from both sides of the proverbial fence from jumping up and down from how could Blizzard do this, to Blizzard is caving to the special snowflakes.

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Litany Against Fear

I must not fear.  Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.  Only I will remain.

– Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, Dune by Frank Herbert

Decided this is probably appropriate for Today


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Book Review: The Blood Mirror

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blood Mirror continues the story of Kip and friends, but I felt like I was missing more of the story than I got, and it ended abruptly without a resolution to any of the story arcs.

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The Media is the Bias

The medium is the message.

-Marshall McLuhan

Towards the end of the 2016 election cycle, people started chattering about the bias of mass media. It didn’t really seem to matter which candidate–networks were accused of having a bias both for and against both candidates. A quick Google search returns hundreds of results, all posted in the weeks leading up to the election and beyond. This is something that, for whatever reason, rocketed into the American Consciousness in October.

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Steinbeck on Loss

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

Iconic Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60: ‘She Was Loved by the World and She Will Be Missed Profoundly’

Confidence vs. Arrogance

Confidence is having faith in your ability to do things well.  Arrogance is assuming other people care.

-Andy (me)

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