July 17, 2018
  • Technology

    PC Build Update

    In case you missed it, here are the links to a few of my previous articles on this topic: http://shield.mcquaid.org/2017/03/01/wireless-mice-graphics-cards-and-power-supply-units/ http://shield.mcquaid.org/2017/03/22/computers-more-than-the-sum-of-their-parts/ Last year, I wrote about my experience with building a PC and the various [read more]
  • Music

    On the Corner, by Miles Davis

    In 1972, Miles Davis took a dump on the genre known as jazz music. To some critics and purists, Davis had been a heretic since 1969’s In a Silent Way, but it wasn’t until On [read more]
  • Video Games

    Retro Metro #14: Ice Climber

    Today we are going to review a port of an old arcade classic to the NES: Ice Climber. Like all really old games, the story of this one is quite simple: a man named Popo [read more]
  • A Soldier of Stalingrad

    A Soldier of Stalingrad (Part 2)

    I think. “I am second in command of the platoon, and the lieutenant of the platoon is now dead. That means I am in charge of the platoon. I am in charge of twenty-nine lives. [read more]
  • Fiction

    Super Heroes (In Training) #10: New Threads

    “I’m so booooooored,” Kimmy yawned. Ben had called a team meeting in the living room thirty minutes ago. She’d arrived twenty-nine minutes and forty-five seconds ago. Gwen had returned from whatever creepy things she did [read more]
  • Music

    DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar

    Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s finally here. Ever since Kendrick Lamar dropped To Pimp a Butterfly, his 2015 magnum opus, the hip-hop world has been holding its collective breath, waiting for his next album. To be fair, [read more]
  • Music

    Doolittle, by Pixies

    With their 1989 sophomore album Doolittle, Pixies found the perfect balance between punk music and pop music, and ultimately between underground and mainstream. Two years later, Kurt Cobain, wearing a Pixies influence on his sleeve, [read more]
  • Technology

    Setup Showcase

    This article will be a simple showcase of my entire setup. Make sure to look at the previous entries (Part 1 and Part 2) in this series to learn about my journey in building a [read more]
  • Fiction

    Super Heroes (In Training) #7: It Begins

    The first weeks of school passed surprisingly fast for Gwen. All the classes at the Academy were a challenge, even for someone experienced like her. She came home every day exhausted, both physically and mentally. [read more]
  • Video Games

    Review: Nintendo Switch

    I am a fairly normal person when it comes to video games, which means that I play games that I want to play on consoles I like. I don’t spend hours and hours playing video [read more]

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