Shovelware is Digging the Videogame Industry’s Grave

The videogame that many people associate as being the “first” would have to be Pong. For all of the Conners, Dakotas, Brentleys, and Kaydens that were born in the 1990s and have no idea what Pong is, it’s a game where two rectangles are denying ownership of a square. Atari released their 2600 console and […]

Raspberry Pi: A Comprehensive Guide

Raspberry Pi is the poorly named tiny computer being produced for poor people to allow them to have a computer. Originally marketed as the Raspberry Pie, the extra ‘e’ was dropped in favor of the American spelling as well as to cut costs. It was a direct result of the One Laptop Per Child foundation’s […]

Japanese Convenience Stores: How Less Customer Service is the Best Customer Service

The sheer number of convenience stores that blanket Tokyo and oversaturate the market is an interesting topic in itself. Since Family-Mart bought out AM/PM, it has become the largest chain by far, and comically has locations that face each other from opposite sides of the street. At the station nearest my workplace, there are 3 […]

Tips for Moderators

The word “moderator” derives from the Latin “moderatos”, which translates to “one who breathes freshly”. In ancient times, positions of power were given to those that could prove themselves as having the best breath. People would use items of times to achieve this, with the most successful usually being cloves and apple rinds soaked in […]