A Ramble About Indicators

About twenty minutes ago, I got home from shopping, after one of the most stressful drives in a while. I’m sure we’ve all had one of those days. No matter how confident and safe you are on the road, you simply can’t trust other people to be the same. The trip I make from the shop and back home doesn’t take long, it’s about 10 minutes both ways. Sure, I could theoretically walk to a closer, more expensive shop. But it’s like 32C while in the shade, and most of the walk has no shade at all. As much as… [Continue Reading]

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Prisma Machete

A couple of weeks ago, I had an idea for an article, but it was very late. Rather than turning on my computer and immediately writing the idea down, I ended up with this. An article titled “Prisma Machete”. Unfortunately though, I didn’t write anything else down. It was a blank slate, an empty canvas, for me to spew words onto in the future. Returning to the present, I am struggling to think of things to write about. After all, both Pokemon GO and Warframe had their big, yearly events last week. But the title of this article has nothing… [Continue Reading]

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The Bloody Awful Design of Local Cans of Cola

I’ll be honest, I like the odd glass of cola. Unlike a lot of people, I’m not too fussed on the whole Coca Cola VS Pepsi war. Ain’t got time for that. However, whenever I have a cola beverage, it has to be sugar free. Now, I’ve rambled about sugar free drinks before. Because I don’t like tea or coffee and most drinks are sugary, I don’t have that many options. Diet and Zero-style colas are generally my best bet if I’m at a restaurant or something. But lately, something has been massively bothering me. The packaging on local brands… [Continue Reading]

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The Pitta Bread ‘Conspiracy’

Living in what is essentially just west of the Middle East, pitta bread is very common. Pitta breads (pita in American English) are flat breads with pockets. They are also very tasty. Pitta bread seems to be best known in two different ways to the more Western world. It’s either cut into slices to use as scoops for dip. Or, more commonly, you wrap a pitta around kebab meat. But there’s something off about the humble pitta bread. The Pitta is a versatile bread. In fact, this humble bread has many forms, all over the Mediterranean and Middle East! Really,… [Continue Reading]

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Dear Person with the Buzz Saw

Dear person with the buzz saw, You probably won’t ever read this. After all, why would you? I’m just some random person who lives nearby, completely anonymous to you, writing a rant post on a website you’ve never heard of. And you, you’re a person with a buzz saw, happily doing some DIY. At least, I assume it’s a buzz saw. For all I know, it could be a chain saw. Or an angle grinder. Heck, it might even be some sort of sander. But I don’t know, I’ve never seen it. It belongs to you, someone who lives in… [Continue Reading]

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aabicus’ Baseball Career: The Highlights

This is not a sports blog and I am (in no way) a baseball fan. But pretty much everyone on reddit got to witness one of the funniest plays in living memory last Thursday: Cubs Shortstop Javy Báez somehow turns a guaranteed third-out into a run scored while also reaching second! He himself scores on the next hit, and those two runs cinch their victory over the Pirates 5-3. Can’t help but feel embarrassed for Pirates’ first baseman, Will Craig. But whereas most can only sympathize with Craig, I can empathize, for I also had some less-than-illustrious moments in my… [Continue Reading]

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On Sugar Free Drinks

As far as I can recall, I’ve always had sugar free drinks. I very, very rarely buy sugared drinks, and those are only for emergencies. What emergencies, you might ask? Hypoglycemia, low blood sugar. While having a sugary drink is normally bad for a diabetic, that sugar hit can sometimes be life-saving*. But despite that, I remember never having sugared drinks. However, I never really noticed this, but people seem to have an aversion to diet drinks. Especially big brand fizzy drinks. I always assumed this was because of taste. After all, you can’t really replicate glucose perfectly. Glucose has… [Continue Reading]

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On The Difficulties of Learning to Cook

I don’t have many strict opinions. In fact, I’m often willing to change my mind if I’m wrong, and have done on some major issues. But one of the few stances I remain strong on is that everyone should know how to cook some basic meals. Sounds simple enough, but, well nothing is ever truly simple. Turns out, like everything else, there’s some difficulties to overcome when it comes to learning to cook. “But Medic, we have the internet for learning everything!” Yes, we do, but not everything on the internet is accurate or true. Sure, someone posted their recipe… [Continue Reading]

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A Ramble About the Snyder Cut

I finally got around to watching the Snyder cut of Justice League. You see, I like super hero movies. But DC’s live action movies haven’t really been pulling their weight. The biggest mess was around the Justice League movie, which was filmed mostly by one person then put together by another person. It was all a horrible corporate-meddling mess. One that left us with a shitty Justice League movie that made even the worse animated movies flinch. Now we have Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Which is a 4 hour movie as Zack Snyder, the original director, imagined it. Normally ‘uncut’… [Continue Reading]

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A Ramble About Adobe CC

The other day, on a whim, I decided to try out Adobe Creative Cloud. For a while now, all of Adobe’s products have been subscription-based, with a lot of cloud stuff going on. The idea is that it’s all online and you can access it anywhere. Also allows Adobe to offer advice every five seconds. I’ve considered trying out Adobe CC for a while, but I never got around to testing the free trial. So, uh, I tried the free trial. And I wasn’t impressed. First things first, the trial requires a card. You can’t get the free trial unless… [Continue Reading]

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