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  • Play This, Not That: Eternal Sonata Vs. Tales of Symphonia

    The first episode of (hopefully) a series of blog posts that pits games from older generations against each other, with a recommendation to play one, but not the other. This post looks at two JRPGs with similar pedigrees and designs: Eternal Sonata (2007) and Tales of Symphonia (2004).
  • Stop Putting Yourself In a Box

    Lots of people tend to fall victim to the pressures of of what others expect them to be. As a society, we tend to assign labels to people based on their interests, and then implicitly force people to conform to those labels. Try to ignore this pressure, and instead pursue what truly makes you happy.
  • Game Companies: Stop Treating your Customers Like Crap

    Game companies consistently make the mistake of taking their customers' passion and dedication for granted, and it often ends in disaster. This post examines a recent example, Cyberpunk 2077, and posits a theory as to WHY companies keep making this same mistake.
  • Handling Blank WKWebViews

    IOS's WKWebview is a massive improvement over the now-deprecated UIWebView, but I've noticed that they occasionally fail to render, seemingly at random times. Read on for how I've dealt with this issue, and what you can do about it.
  • Anime is Crumbling Under The Pressure To Make Money

    Anime in 2020 is going through a rough transitional period: consumers are expecting great things from the medium, but aside from a few standout shows from the past few years, the industry seems like it can't quite deliver on these expectation. This post outlines how the industry got to this point, and also outlines three major symptoms of an anime that has fallen victim to the pressures of money-making meddling, and should be avoided.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Deep Learning (Part 2)

    In this post, I'll show you how to write your first Deep Learning program using Tensorflow 2.0, which is a popular Deep Learning Library, and Keras, a popular high-level API to make Tensorflow a little more beginner-friendly.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Deep Learning (Part 1)

    Deep Learning is a vast, complex topic, but it has potentially life-changing applications and (if you're dedicated and passionate enough) many lucrative opportunities. If you have an interest in the field, but are unsure of where to begin, read on.
  • How to Buy a TV or Monitor For Gaming

    With the PS5/Xbox Series X coming out soon, you might be thinking about buying a new TV or monitor. Unfortunately, display companies make the decision-making process as confusing as possible (likely on purpose). To combat the intentional misinformation, here's a guide that (should) make things a little clearer.
  • Running WSL2 on a Mac using Bootcamp

    Getting Microsoft's Windows Subsystem-For-Linux running in Bootcamp is somewhat straightforward, but there are a few gotchas. Read on for the how, and then after that for the why (mac is unix-based. Why not just use that?)
  • Why Start a Blog in 2020?

    Is there any point to starting a blog in 2020, as opposed to starting a YouTube channel? Or posting on Reddit? Or vlogging on Twitch? I think there is.
  • About This Site

    How's it going? Thanks for stopping by. Below you'll find a meta blog post about this site, why it was created, how it was created, and what kind of content you'll expect to find.