The most epic Nerf war in history!

Things you’ll never catch me doing on Facebook

  • The stupid ALS icebucket challenge. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great cause, but that got old real fast.
  • Posting the results of some stupid arbitrary quiz, as if it provided some obscure glimpse into my personality with any degree of accuracy.
  • Using a hashtag…ever.
  • Mapping out the results of a run, walk, or bike path.
  • Posting pictures of my kids standing outside waiting for the bus on school day.
  • Posting a shocking video/article/story without first checking it for validity or presence on snopes.
  • Posting a cartoon representation of “What’s going on in Mike’s life at the moment”.

Things you will occasionally find me posting about:

  • Articles I felt were shocking, funny, or informative.
  • Posting the occasional song or lyrics, not because they relate to my life at the moment but because they kick ass and I found myself headbanging to it and had to share its awesomeness whether you like it or not.
  • Posting something about video games or board games to raise awareness and possibly convince my friends to try them out or play with me.
  • Post about an upcoming or current movie for the same reason as above.

Still, I wish I had the willpower to quit Facebook altogether. Back in the day (as early as 2004) I used to collect my thoughts and showcase what’s important to me on my blog. With the advent of Facebook I practically gave up that pastime.


Wow…$10/month in fees, taxes and surcharges on my mobile bill. For all I know half of this crap is bogus. Look at this nonsense:

Administrative Fee: $0.61
Federal Universal Service Charge: $1.64
Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge: $0.70
State Telecommunications Excise Surcharge: $1.42
Total Surcharges & Fees: $4.37

9-1-1 Service Fee: $1.20
County Sales Tax – Telecom: $1.98
Local Wireless 911 Surcharge: $0.30
NY State Sales Tax – Telecom: $1.98
Total Government Fees & Taxes: $5.46

My Ebay Stats

Date of first sale Nov 1, 2001
Total transactions 277
Total sales amount    $8,610.82


This is brilliant. It’s a spray available at Home Depot that completely deflects wet substances.

The Definition of Adventure

I wish I had more time to do some of these things. Perhaps once I’m retired I can see more of this amazing world. Hopefully my body can stand the test of time. My knee already feels like it’s starting to fail.

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

I’ve seen 9 of them.

Ghost Stories

Here’s another site app I created that randomizes setup for the co-op board game Ghost Stories. This randomizes all the village tiles, the placement of the monks, as well as which power each monk begins with.

Space Cadets: Dice Duel

Here’s a setup tool I created for Space Cadets: Dice Duel which randomizes the placement of all asteroids, nebulae and wormholes.

Linkin Park – Waiting for the End

So fucking good.