WordPress WordPress WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress for what, 5 years now? More probably. In fact, I don’t really remember how I got into making sites with WordPress, it’s just what I do these days. Maybe it’s worth going down memory lane and having a look. Especially now since I need a distraction after a missing ‘#’ in some of my code has made me look like a fucking idiot. Although worryingly, as soon as I started writing, WordPress has started showing me a Connection lost error. I assume that’s just coincidence, right? Anyway, WordPress was never the first content management system (CMS)… [Continue Reading]

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On Aspartame and Other Artificial Sweeteners

I love aspartame. I love Acesulfame K. I love most artificial sweeteners, actually. But it’s only been in recent years that I realised that a huge number of people don’t, and that the idea that aspartame is toxic or otherwise dangerous has been around for ages. Okay, sure, aspartame is an artificial sweetener and some people just hate anything that is artificial, but is aspartame dangerous? No. Aspartame has been researched a lot. All sweeteners have. Aspartame is approved for consumption by the USA’s Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority. It is safe to consume. No… [Continue Reading]

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Printers are Evil

Every single printer I have ever used, seen or heard of is evil. It doesn’t matter whether a printer is a brand spanking new printer or a relic from the past, printers are evil things that seek to ruin your day. Printers can smell fear, they can smell urgency and they WILL ruin your day if you can. For example, I have a printer in our office. If I plug it in to my computer to print something off, most of the time it will do as I ask it to. Unless it’s close to running out of ink and… [Continue Reading]

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Don’t Worry About Valentines Day

For the 26th year in a row, I’m going to be single for Valentines Day. Does that bother me? No. Because it’s just Valentines Day. For starters, it’s supposed to be a holy day, commemorating two martyred saints, both called Valentine, one of Rome and one of Terni, back in the days where being a Christian was a pretty scary thing if you lived in most places on Earth rather than just a handful of them. While not much is known of Valentine of Terni, Valentine of Rome was killed because he’d been caught marrying people in a Christian fashion,… [Continue Reading]

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On Summer Slam 2018 and Wrestling Entertainment

Why the fuck did I stay up until 6:15am to watch a fricking Pay Per View wrestling show? Probably because my brother asked nicely, and he said this one would be fun. This one being Summer Slam 2018, with a bunch of pretty standard fights and a lot of belts and rivalries that needed sorting out. I didn’t actually pay for it, mind you. There’s a €10 a month subscription to the WWE network and it lets you watch pretty much any wrestling match from the WWE ever. Frankly, that’s a pretty good deal if you like wrestling as much… [Continue Reading]

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Infinite Lives

How many times have you been in near-death situations? Hopefully none. Hopefully you’ve never seen your life flash before your eyes. But there’s always been that case where you’ve stepped off the curb and nearly been clipped by a speeding vehicle, or you slip while going down the stairs and manage to catch yourself. Little moments like that. But what if we think about the opposite? Think about how maybe you’re on the brink of death. Every time you close your eyes, every time you blink, you think it might be the last. But you’re stubborn. You’re desperately trying to… [Continue Reading]

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On Studying for Exams

It’s unfair for me to be writing this article. For some insane reason, I am naturally good at taking exams. I’ve always done well when it comes to just writing stuff down, at the cost of not being very good at project-type assessments. But to make things fair, I’m going to give out some generic studying tips that I use to make sure I remember things. Write Shit Down You’re probably going to be writing things down in your exam, right? So you need to practice writing things down. Write all the things down. Actually, don’t. What you REALLY want… [Continue Reading]

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Ideas To Spice Up Missions

The Acolyte event in Warframe has ended, and the Ghouls event is slowly ending too. The basic gist of it was that the Acolytes, a bunch of edgy friends of the Stalker (last seen in the Second Dream), are roaming around and need to be killed. Each one would hide on a node somewhere on the star chart until someone stumbles across them in a mission, which helps pinpoint the Acolyte’s location. Once they’re found, people can do the mission and search the map to lure an Acolyte out of the shadows, fight them, defeat them and get some rare… [Continue Reading]

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The Problem with Riven Mods

When the War Within came out, it introduced Riven Mods, often just called rivens. The idea was that you’d receive a veiled mod with a challenge on it. Equipping this mod on a weapon and completing the challenge would unveil the riven and produce a mod for a specific weapon with randomized stats on it. These mods would cost about the same as rare/gold mods to upgrade and would ideally be a huge buff to unpopular or bad weapons, since the randomized stats included would give you more space for other mods, allow you to experiment more and try out… [Continue Reading]

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The Day We Missed

Today is the 19th of September 2017. On the 19th of September 2013, we missed a day. aabicus dutifully explained why in his article on the 20th, informing the few readers that we had that the Daily SPUF was moving to blog.spuf.info, the Daily SPUF website that exploded then miraculously came back to life. The site we had before we ended up here on SPUF.org. I don’t think aabicus thought we would still be going in 2017. I should point out that this is four years later, and we’re still pumping out articles and we’re slowly making our way to… [Continue Reading]

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