Easy Mode

Though I pretty much hate the rest of the content on collegehumor.com (I even hated it when I was in college), this one is pretty good.

If only life had easy mode. I know, that was pretty emo.

Rob / November 4, 2010 / Cool Stuff / 0 Comments

Free Crappy Portraits


The brainchild of a good friend of mine (the artist formally known as RJ), freecrappyportraits.com delivers where other crappy portrait sites fall short. FCP is updated sometimes daily, and has a substantial following of mostly happy customers. Just check out the testimonials section on their site, and remember to send your pictures to freecrappyportraits@gmail.com. I know I will.

Rob / October 30, 2010 / Cool Stuff / 0 Comments

Flash Games Are Fun!

And it’s even more fun to make them.

I’ve been wanting to make games since I was a kid, but now I’m finally old/skilled enough to be able to do just that. After months of discussion and brainstorming with a friend of mine, and a brilliant coworker’s idea of having Code Bashes after work, the three of us finally became motivated enough to try our hand at making a Flash game. It seems fitting, as I’m sure you’ve noticed that many of the great indie developers of today got their start doing Flash games. Plus, we each have years of experience coding in ActionScript from work. We can easily be as awesome as those other game development peoples.

We’re being slightly secretive about certain aspects of the game, and much of the design is still to be determined. In other words, don’t be TOO impressed with its epicness, because there’s much more to come. I’ll attempt to keep new features and updates posted here. Currently the game is codenamed “Blue Cheese Fries” for some particular reason I don’t feel like explaining at the moment.

Click here or the link at the top of the site to see it.

Rob / October 27, 2010 / Coding, Cool Stuff / 0 Comments

Hey Ben


I’m a little late in writing about this, but here’s a fun site that I appreciate. It’s called Pick One at heyben.com. I’m not going to give much explanation. You’ll figure it out.

Ben is a friend/former coworker of mine.

He deserves some credit for having unique ideas. You all should throw money at him, for whatever reason. For even more fun, visit the rest of heyben.com.

Once upon I time I promised Ben that I’d turn pickone into an iPhone app for him, but I’m a horrible human being, and I haven’t actually done it. Also, my iPhone developer license has expired. Maybe someday. Maybe someday soon.

Rob / October 27, 2010 / Cool Stuff / 0 Comments

Hello World

And by “World” I mean the twelve or so people that may actually read this blog. Hello, tiny people. You are my biggest fans. I love you all. Please become my groupies.

Let’s get down to brass tacks:

I hate blogs. I really do. I hate the idea of them, I hate what they’re used for, and if you have a blog I hate you. Ok, I may have lied a little on that last part. Regardless, let’s take a moment and explore some of the reasons blogs are so retarded.

1. Blogs exist because people are totally self-absorbed.

Take me for example. I paid $180.45 for a good chunk of web hosting and $9.49 for a domain just so I can have a site that is dedicated to me and how awesome I am. I could have set up a free blog at Blogspot. I could have settled for a Twitter account. But nope, I’m way more amazing than that. Besides, Twitter is just lame, easy mode blogging. And in this blog, I plan on writing all sorts of things about myself that no one really cares about, and you’d better believe I plan on exceeding 140 characters.

2. Bloggers believe that their site is at the service of society.

I’ll give people a little credit. It could be possible that someone writes something of value in their blog, but if we consider Sturgeon’s Law, it’s extremely unlikely. The more likely scenario is a blog filled with utter crap that is somehow supposed to “bestow a little wisdom” or “help readers not make the same mistakes” as the writer. (I’m sure I’ll be writing a post on buzzwords and phrases that I completely despise sometime in the near future.) Don’t get me wrong, this idea is okay until we find bloggers that are in complete denial of point #1 yet frequently post superfluous amounts of pictures of their cats.

3. Blogs are filled with the same drama and unoriginal ideas as every other blog.

Am I original for posting a blog entry on why I hate blogs? No. Search Google for “I hate blogs” and you’ll find that I’m just another statistic. In fact, the internet told me the other day that there were 72.82 million blogs in China in 2008. And that’s just China two years ago. What are the chances that I’ll ever post something that actually hasn’t been posted by someone before? What amazingly interesting perspective could I possibly have that could cause someone to want to read my blog rather than Joe Blow’s? Well I guess we’ll see. I’m counting on you, twelve groupies.

Rob / October 26, 2010 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments