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Game Series: Dragon Warrior (NES) Episode 6

I venture to rescue Princess Gwaelin from the Dragonlord minion, the Green Dragon. From there it’s a jaunt around Tantegel Castle, then Garinham to find out more and explore the depths of the Tomb of Garin. All in a day’s work!

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Japanese Hiragana “T” and “D” Syllables

These are the first videos I’ve made in this manner, and we made these in a public place (Starbucks, shocker) so the sound is wonky. But, here is the video explaining the cards, and the “T” and “D” sounds of Japanese. Please pardon my pronunciation, I’m completely self-taught and so I probably do it a bit wrong.

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Junky Shark Now Open!

So that’s what we got going, a new online store selling lots of pop culture collectibles. At least, that’s the idea. I’d appreciate it if you need some sort of collectible give me a holler and I’ll see what I can hook you up with. I’m hoping this can provide me with an additional income source, as you know, my part time job won’t last forever (as it stands now).

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Pokémon GO Round Up 15

I got three new Pokémon, evolved two new forms of Eevee, hatched three eggs, and earned some medals. In between I caught a bunch of Pokémon. Then I gained a level. I hope to try to employ my morning Pokémon GO routine this week during the week as well, at least Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We’ll see how it goes, but it should be fun. It’s better than sleeping!

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Anatomy of a URI (What is a URL, URN, etc.?)

With URIs we can reference and locate just about everything we need to on the internet, from books, videos, sites, and games. Without URIs we’d still be stuck in specific clunky ways to access specific things using specific clients and methods, instructions which I followed in many a book before URIs became a big thing. Now, it’s simple: http://wunk.me/

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Game Series: Dragon Warrior (NES) Episode 5

In this episode I head from Kol down south through the Marsh Cave to Rimuldar. There I explore the town and get some magic keys. Rimuldar is FULL of clues about how to get through the game, so it’s important we talk to everyone. Also, go around the town to the key shop. Lastly, we gather some gold and experience to buy some magic armor.

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Pokémon GO Round Up 14

I’ve decided that my new morning routine while it’s summer, that is the days I’m not working at my job in the morning, where I have to leave at 10:30, I’m going to take a walk and play Pokémon GO. It’ll help me from dozing on the couch in the morning, and maybe I’ll even rake in some extra experience now that they’re doing those daily streak things. You know, first pokéstop streak, catch streak, etc.

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Game Series: Dragon Warrior (NES) Episode 4

Now that we’re level 9 I venture off to get the Fighter’s Ring from the Marsh/Mountain Cave south of Garinham. I accomplish my mission, and then decide I’ll venture around the cave for a bit and gain some experience. Unfortunately, I die, but that doesn’t get me down!

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Game Series Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within Ending H, A Through F

Asher covers ending rank “H”, and then endings rank “F” through “A” in chronological order (that is progressing from shortest to longest and fullest). This game has trouble making sense, and there’s a lot of backtracking. Is the final ending worth it? We shall see…

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Seeing Other People

… will Asher overcome his fear of meeting other people and go to a MeetUp? How long will the new shelf space last now that “cancer man” is gone? Is Asher going to get rich with his part-time job and the internet? Only time will tell…

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Game Series: Dragon Warrior (NES) Episode 3

Hitting level 8 we venture off and to the north and east to the village of Kol. In Kol we learn a couple interesting things, including picking up a hidden item (that we knew of beforehand). It turns out we actually want the Large Shield from Garinham, but we also do want the Half Plat from Kol, both things we accomplish (as well as getting to level 9).

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Book Review: Writing Compilers And Interpreters

I came across this book in the Colorado State University library, one of my favorite places, and was intrigued.  I was intrigued because it seemed that instead of relying on esoteric computational equations and such, talking about optimization, O notations, and such, this book instead took the approach of diving directly into straight implementation of a compiler and interpreter.

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Japanese Hiragana “S” and “Z” Syllables

These are the first videos I’ve made in this manner, and we made these in a public place (Starbucks, shocker) so the sound is wonky. But, here is the video explaining the cards, and the “S” and “Z” sounds of Japanese. Please pardon my pronunciation, I’m completely self-taught and so I probably do it a bit wrong.

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Second Life: My New Avatar

So, as part of trying to start getting Original Pursuits Society off the ground we set up a new headquarters in Second Life. At the same time my avatar, that is the 3D model that represents you in the virtual world, needed an upgrade. Maus, the other cofounder, decided he’d pitch in a bit and help me ’cause I told him how his avatar always looks so good. Well, he didn’t disappoint!

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Game Series Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within Ending G

In this post I will be going through ending ranking “G”, as it requires a little different activity than the other endings. However, this ending also introduces us to Chapters 2 and 3, which I’ll use for reference in the coming post about endings H, and A through F. Can Alyssa make it out of a zombie ridden hospital intact, or will take a little Bates to take care of things?

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Game Series: Dragon Warrior (NES) Episode 2

Once I got enough gold for both the Chain Mail and the Hand Axe by fighting the monsters in the early part of the southern continent I called it a day.  At this point you should be level 7 or 8.  Stay tuned for further adventures in the land of Dragon Warrior!

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Phabstractic: Generic Event (Universal Event System)

asherwunk/phabstractic now implements a common event object, useful in the “Universal Event System”. The Universal Event System What I call the universal event system is basically several constructs built on top of the Publisher/Observer design...

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Game Series: Dragon Warrior (NES) Episode 1

The first game in the Dragon Warrior series came out for the NES in 1989. It’s still regarded as the great-grandfather of the console RPG genre. I have written a review of the game, but decided that I’d do a Let’s Play Classics play through of the game. This is episode 1, featuring the the first approximate hour of game play.

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Japanese Hiragana “K” and “G” Syllables

These are the first videos I’ve made in this manner, and we made these in a public place (Starbucks, shocker) so the sound is wonky. But, here is the video explaining the cards, and the “K” and “G” sounds of Japanese. Please pardon my pronunciation, I’m completely self-taught and so I probably do it a bit wrong.