Treading the boards

Many years ago, my uncle asked if I want to play the part of a peasant boy getting interrogated by some Parliamentarians as part of a historic tour of Colchester. Living history type scenes right? From there I ended up doing various plays, Shakespeare in the park, and going on to get some training in…

Banhammer

Time to log out

This post first appeared on Toy Soldiers Unite, but I thought I’d add it to my own site for posterity’s sake. Go enlist with the Army of Toy Soldiers now! Greetings comrades! Since Commander JET tapped my shoulder to join her as Administrator of Toy Soldiers Unite and leader of the Army, 6 almost 7…

Why you need a VPN

Why should I get a VPN? There are a myriad of reasons why you should get a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Getting passed country-restrictions on Youtube and Netflix is nice, but more seriously, your browsing history is being analyzed by your service provider and stored by governments as part of a dragnet for the benefit…

Burning Man or Bust

For the longest of times I’ve been fascinated by the event known as Burning Man. It’s an unbelievably unique event that takes place every year in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. That’s right. A desert. Or to be more exact, playa. Every year, 70,000 people descend upon this lifeless area, and…

Metal BDSM symbol pin badge

The BDSM Pin Badge

Alright! For a long time now, this has been on my wishlist but no one did them. So I figured screw it, I’ll do it myself. I present to you the metal BDSM pin badge with butterfly clutch. This variation of the triskele is recognized universally among the kinky and debaucherious, and for those not…

What If? A stream setup idea

Tonight my mind has decided to focus on a What If scenario. And this What If scenario entails, “What if I was setting up a multi-camera stream for a mini-studio like game to be broadcast?” which led to me thinking of particular elements required. Multiple cameras of decent quality. USB, HDMI, and even SDI. How…

Late blossoming nerddom

It has been abundantly clear over the past 10 years that Nerddom and Geekdom are finally taking their place in the mainstream and are losing the stigma it was once associated with. Dungeons & Dragons, gaming, fandoms, sci-fi and fantasy, etc. It’s glorious. These adventures, these stories, these creations that are coming from the minds…