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December 26, 2009 by Draginol
Coming up with crazy new hobbies in your mid-30s provides an interesting challenge.

2007: Radar Detectors / Radio scanning.

2008: Beekeeping.

2009: Dietary Supplements

So looking forward, I have some new hobbies I’m looking at taking up.

1. Bats.  That is, putting up bat houses and such.

2. Gardening. Though more specifically, conservation and natural restoration.

3. Guns.  I’m having a hard time with this one because in the age of video games, guns l...
November 8, 2009 by Draginol

So it increasingly looks like sugar is really really bad for you – at least in the quanitites that the typical American now consumes.

I consume more than my share of sugar and I hate to sound unconcerned about my own health but you know, I might lose some years of life becaue of my love of sugar but I’d rather have sugar than a life lacking in sweetness.
September 6, 2009 by Draginol
I’m still waiting to get a decent, non-windy weekend to go up north before Fall.  It ain’t looking promising.
February 20, 2009 by Draginol
1. Who was your FIRST prom date?

Lori Wlodyka, 12th grade.

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?

I sure do, every day (Sherry).

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
A glass of wine I think.

4. What was your FIRST job?
I took out people’s trash to the dumpster for 10 cents a bag when I was little. Then I did babysitting, then I worked at an excavating company.

5. What was your FIRST car?

A 1984 Che...
February 16, 2009 by Draginol

Right now, we show the connection status as players are connecting.
February 1, 2009 by Draginol
1. I have never tried smoking or any drugs.

2. I never drank any alcohol until I was 21 and still mostly a social drinker (though I do like wine).

3. I was relatively dim until my 20s when my brain, for some reason, switched on and went into overdrive.

4. I tend to read 2 to 3 books a week.

5. I used to be a total sports junkie until high school, now I don't even watch the Superbowl.

6. I can't think of anyone that I "hate" or even severely dislike.

7. At ...
January 30, 2009 by Draginol

10 ill fated franchise reboots:

The top 12 best anti-depressants:

10 debunked scientific beliefs:

World's most pissed off speeding ticket recipient:

David Letterman's most awkward moments:

Crossing the scariest bridge in China: (must watch this)


January 17, 2009 by Draginol
When I have lots of energy I tend to plan to do a lot more in the future on the false assumption that that energy will persist. Sigh.
January 11, 2009 by Draginol
This week has been pretty tiring. I hate being away from my family.  I just left CES in Las Vegas and now I’m in Redmond Washington. Next Wednesday I get to come home.

If you want to see what I have been doing at CES see my other blog –
December 25, 2008 by Draginol
Merry Christmas everyone!
August 16, 2008 by Draginol
No one ever accused me of not being tacky.

But every year I get asked by friends and family what I want for Christmas and the answer is almost always "books". I love books.  But people say they don't know what type of book so I end up with a lot of other..stuff.

So below is my wish list.

August 6, 2008 by Draginol
Dr, Melissa Clouthier: Mourning Michigan: How liberal policies are killing the state I love.

6 steps for dealing with liberal friends and family

Do you want to be friends or do you want to prove you're right? I'm not saying you should go along to get along, because I don't believe in doing that, but people get very sensitive about how little they know about politics. If you rub it in their faces or make them look like idiots, which incidentally, is what generally makes for a good bl...
April 2, 2008 by Draginol
I have been pretty fortunate in my life when it comes to health.  To put it in perspective, I never had to blow my nose until 3 years ago.  I typically go years without getting so much as a cold let alone the flu.

So I guess it was time to catch up on being sick because on this trip, it hit hard. I started coming down with it just before I left but by yesterday, I could barely move.  I managed to drag myself in for the Games for Windows podcast where an equally ill Jeff Green...
March 25, 2008 by Draginol

Here are some screen shots of our current internal build of The Political Machine...

Players can visually design every aspect of their candidate. The candidates in the game aren't "modeled". We just provide the pieces and the rest goes from there.  All candidates are bobble-headed in order to make them more like real-life politicians.

March 19, 2008 by Draginol

This new machine is even faster than my monster machine at work which is saying a lot.