Non-Mystical Mysticism

This is  a difficult topic to write about – not so much in that it’s controversial or just plain bizarre – which it may be, but it’s difficult to explain it in a way so that it doesn’t sound quite as odd as most people would probably think it sounds – ok, well I’m not making much sense anyways, so here goes.  First of all, for any of this to make any kind of sense you have to have a good background in Occultism (esp. Hermeticism), Philosophy (esp. Objectivism), Cosmology … Continue reading

The Next Big Thing

I just finished watching a re-run of the Charlie Rose show where he was speaking with a reporter from the New Yorker, Ken Auletta, about the future of technology. It was kind of interesting, Ken definitely had a better grasp on the topic than Charlie did.  One comment in particular really caught me funny.  They had been discussing the prospect of Google entering into the wireless/cellular spectrum and charlie said something to the effect, “…since when has advertising worked on a cell-phone.”  Clearly missing the point – Google wouldn’t be … Continue reading

Sci-Fi and Heroes

Well two topics seem to be pulsing around the blogosphere lately:  Wherefore art thou Sci-Fi MMO?   Is there Hope for a SciFi MMORPG? : From Ancient Gaming Noob Why Fantasy? : From Terra Nova Shut Up. We’re Talking #18: From Virgin Worlds/Common Sense Gamer  And Joseph Campbell bashing.: The Heroes Journey Sucks : From MMOG Nation 8 Reasons Why the Hero’s Journey Sucks : From io9 Topic 1:  Why so much fantasy and so little Sci-Fi One thing I disagree with on some of the comments folks have made regarding the lack of Sci-Fi is the misconception that Sci-Fi is … Continue reading

I’m terrible at Photoshop

Especially when I’m in a hurry.  So I said I’d do a mock up of my “Perfect Gadget.” Well, not only am I terrible at combining images, but I felt like I should subject you all to my “Frankenstein.”  I’m know there are some amazing Photoshop artists out there who could run with this idea and turn it into a thing of beauty – but alas I don’t know any of those folks, so here it is: Just imagine one of these facing out from underneath the screen area: And that’s it.  I … Continue reading

The Perfect Gadget

So I’ve been thinking about this off and on for awhile.  Ever since I got my Treo a couple years ago, and started thinking of things that would make it better, like converging it with my PSP… I mean really, if Sony had any smarts, they would’ve had an iPhone two years before Apple – doh!  Anyways, a CES article over at CNN got me thinking about it again today, and here’s what I’d like to see. Basically a hand-held PC that has all of this functionality:  It would look like a console game controller with a … Continue reading