stretching the definition of "libertarian" a little more each day
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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A death-defying raccoon has climbed up a Minnesota skyscraper and into our hearts

quote [ Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson usually spends his time screaming for photos of Spider-Man, but today he has a new wall-crawling terror to worry about: The Spectacular Spider-Raccoon, a masked menace who is currently climbing his or her way up and down a UBS office building in St. Paul, Minnesota. Locals have started calling the little guy “MPRRaccoon,” since employees of Minnesota Public Radio managed to get the hashtag trending before something snappier (like, say, Spider-Raccoon) could catch on. ]

This happened in my neck of the woods today. Our local MPR Music station, The Current, has been calling out for a firefighter to come save it all day.

Good luck lil guy!

[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+3 Underrated]
[by MFDork@12:18amGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

House GOP guts Ethics office

quote [ House Republicans voted 119-74 Monday night in favor of a proposal that would gut Congress' outside ethics watchdog and remove its independence. ]

Fucking hell it's going to be a rough 4 years
[SFW] [politics] [+9 WTF]
[by MFDork@4:01amGMT] [17 comments]

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Eduardo Pérez's José Fernández Remembrance Was Incredible

quote [ If you’re waking up today to the news that José Fernández is dead, and perhaps don’t quite understand how influential the Marlins pitcher and Cuban refugee was to people in Miami and to baseball fans around the world, you need to watch ESPN analyst Eduardo Pérez’s appearance on the network this morning, as he’ll make it all very clear for you. ]

Today baseball fans lost an amazing young talent that had the potential to become one of the greats. Eduardo Perez's memoriam was absolutely phenomenal, even if you don't care about sports. Oh, and he and his girlfriend had announced they were expecting 5 days ago.
[SFW] [sports]
[by MFDork@5:37pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Solo Project for school (art in processing)

quote [ It's fucking art, dude. Also, please don't try to fuck me over, as I'm putting some of my personal information out on a limb. Critical feedback is always appreciated! ]

So this was my solo project for school/coding boot camp. We were given more-or-less free reign on what we wanted to create, with the one requirement being that is was a full-stack app. I developed in the MEAN stack (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node), and styled with a really simple bootstrap/custom CSS implementation. Username and pass for the site is "SE" and "Steele", both are case sensitive.


[SFW] [art] [+8 Original]
[by MFDork@6:15amGMT] [13 comments]

Thursday, 19 May 2016

How One Disabled Player Convinced Naughty Dog To Add More Accessibility Options To Uncharted 4

quote [ You might not have dug into Uncharted 4's extensive set of accessibility features, but for fans with disabilities, they’re incredibly important. The reason Uncharted 4 has so many is thanks to a fortuitous meeting at GDC. ]

This is so baller I can't even. It took me over 6 weeks after I came out of my coma to be able to hold my iPad, and to help motivate me to continue to work on my motor skills, my dad brought in my xbox 360 and tv from my apartment. The game I retrained my motor skills back in on? Dark Souls. Git Gud, indeed.

Anyways, ever since then I've been super interested in gaming for the disabled.

[SFW] [games] [+9 Good]
[by MFDork@11:28pmGMT] [1 comment]



Monday, 21 March 2016

It Is Not The World Of Smiles: Enchanted Dolls By Marina Bychkova

quote [ These toys are definitely not for children. The Enchanted Doll is the famous brand of the Russian jeweler artist and designer Marina Bychkova who makes absolutely incredible porcelain and polyurethane dolls for adults. ]

Saw these this evening and I thought they were pretty fucking nifty. Be forewarned, doll titties.

[NSFW] [+10 Original]
[by MFDork@3:40amGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 3 December 2015

C.S. Lewis's Greatest Fiction: Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight

quote [ Turkish Delight, or lokum, is a popular dessert sweetthroughout Europe, especially in Greece, the Balkans, and of course Turkey. ]

Obviously this isn't hard hitting journalism, but I thought overall the article was pretty cute. When I was young, I thought Turkish delight was a truffle flavored with chocolate, peanut butter, and strawberry, sort of like a better PB&J. I later tasted a rosewater flavored one and wondered who the fuck likes something that tastes like a 90 year old's handbag.

Did anyone else imagine the flavor of this horrible delicacy?
[SFW] [literature] [+4 Interesting]
[by MFDork@7:33pmGMT] [41 comments]

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Nine dead after hate crime shooting in Charleston

A white gunman shot up the oldest black church that exists south of Baltimore. 9 dead including a (former?) state senator. Link is to the local paper's coverage of the event, as it seems to be the best coverage so far.

[SFW] [+10 Sad]
[by MFDork@7:27amGMT] [41 comments]

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Punk dead at age 38

quote [ Shoppers may soon be flourishing credit cards featuring the word ?bollocks?, as Virgin Money harnesses legendary punk band?s aesthetic ]

Punk dead today at age 38, it was preceded in death by Rock and Roll, leaving behind rampant consumerism and poor taste, in mourning.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Funny]
[by MFDork@6:17pmGMT] [13 comments]

Friday, 27 February 2015

Drafting

quote [ Card drafting games are games where players pick cards from a limited subset, such as a common pool, to gain some immediate advantage or to assemble hands of cards that are used to meet objectives within the game. ]

Second in my collection of themed entries -- tonight it's a favorite hobby of mine, games where drafting is a core component. Main link is a new burger-themed drafting flash game by Terry Cavanagh, the creator of popular platformer VVVVVV. More drafting related links in extended.

[SFW] [games] [+4 Interesting]
[by MFDork@7:08amGMT] [8 comments]



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