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Alexander Williams
Works at DJ, Graphic Artist, Voice Over Geek, Games Reviewer, Foodblogger, Disability Services (Dragon*Con), Noodly Appendage Wielder
Attended Gwinnett Technical Institute
Lives in Lawrenceville, GA
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I may have just appeared in a Mo O'Brian video. This might be the most accidentally media savvy act I've done in the last decade.
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Mornings. I just don't do ... Mornings. They're an offence between my eyes and reality.
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Parked outside the Pilot for the 30min break before we're back on the road. The system power just burped, only to make me nervous.
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Someone finally liked Frozen Synapse enough to rip it off? Finally!

Sure, Lethal Tactics looks like a rip off of our favorite simultaneous turn-based tactical shooter. I think that's because it is a rip off of our favorite simultaneous turn-based tactical shooter – which is a genre and a niche that I absolutely adore and never have ever gotten enough of, so this is absolutely in my wheelhouse.

I don't expect anyone to ever come close to the immersive camera tricks that the +Mode 7 guys managed to step up their game with in Frozen Cortex, something that makes me wish that they would go and think about doing in Frozen Synapse 2, but it's nice to see the industry playing catch-up on design houses which have done really good work, rather than the obsession with extending the franchises of considerably lesser quality.

You've got to take those pluses where you find them.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/365190/
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Personally, I'm an adherent of the GTD system of notetaking and 43 Folders-style tickler files for maintaining my organizational architectures, but the "Bullet Journal" system looks to be handy enough for those who are truly feeling the love of actual paper mechanisms.

Me, for obvious reasons, I'm no great fan of anything that actually hinges on paper-process, and Bullet Journal really does seem to leverage the mechanical nature of writing in a booklet as one of its features. I know a number of you carry your moleskin notebooks and the like obsessively. This might be a process which works well for you.

The one commonality of life-management/life-hacking trends is that part of the process, and probably the most important part of the process, is setting aside a time up front to review all of the things that are outstanding and figure out what things that you thought of are worth continuing to think about. Putting that in the middle of a larger mechanical structure essentially just makes you ritualize the behavior, making it marginally more likely that you will do it as regularly as need be.

The most important thing is just to get things done. It's far too easy to get lost in the process of trying to get things done in forget that the ultimate goal is to actually do things. Do things. And then tell people about things that you've done. Do that over and over. We call that success.

Step three: hookers and blow!
 
The Bullet Journal is an interesting analog technique of managing your to do list & keeping a journal of ideas and events.
Ultimately, for me, it tried to do too much but perhaps for you it's the right thing.
#productivity   #journal   #bulletjournal   #analog  
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Step #1 on how to become an extinct species: Go vegan.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-giant-panda-bamboo-meat-20150519-story.html

Of course, we have a serious example here of an absolutely terrible bit of science writing -- as expected from the LA Times.

Firstly, evolution doesn't "abandon" anything. That implies causative, intentional choice and evolution is an emergent process. Not that I would expect someone who graduated from journalism school to understand the difference, but a man needs dreams.

Secondly, it's only been 7 million years. As +Eric Thompson points out, pandas have been dying as a species for longer than humans have been around as a species – which probably means that those who choose to go vegan among our species will probably kill off their genetic lineage before he can do too much harm to us as a whole. I consider that a total win. Expecting the dynamic of intestinal flora to shift from carnivory to a specific diet of bamboo in anything under 50 million years is probably unbelievably optimistic.

Then again, this is the LA Times were dealing with. Judging from the fact that they all have jobs, maybe unbelievable and unguarded optimism is warranted. I know I'm surprised.

Still, this stands as an excellent morning to those considering veganism as a legitimate dietary choice for human beings. Hint: it isn't. It never has been. It never will be. And you have a relatively unchanging gut full of intestinal biota that says so.

Pandas. Proof that nobody wants to have sex with a vegan.
A giant panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside.
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This is why we can't have nice things as Anime North staffers. This is happening right now.
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Taking a break in the middle of the void. Or Tennessee. Whichever.
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In a couple of hours, I will be setting out to take the long ride to Anime North, in the terrifying wilds of Toronto, Ontario. Along the way I will pass through towns both small and large while staring blankly out the window – or possibly watching whatever TV shows or movies we've tucked onto the laptop.

If you or someone you know is going to Anime North, may Hell have mercy on your/their souls. If you hear rumors about an empty Megabus rolling into Buffalo, New York, entirely devoid of riders or even a driver – do not, absolutely do not, think of the ship Demeter.

But definitely make sure to let me out of the box that I'm stuck in underneath the bus itself. While it's dark and no one bothers you there, it's usually hard to get out of.

Just saying.

New York, Canada – soon I will be in you!

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Anime North: Canada's premier fan run Anime convention! - Toronto, Ontario
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Getting stuff ready for travelling a long, long way tonight. I need a Training Montage !
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The Flash -- continuing to prove that only Eddie Thrawne has been paying attention to anything people say this whole season.

(Including the writers. That rant'll wait for another day.)
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+Bruce Pringlemeir The whole bloody timeline should get reset to the pre-Eobard temporal transit, rolled right back 15 years. Eobard never travelled back, Nora never died, Bary didn't become the flash until several years later, etc. But we know Wells and his wife created the reactor and it did create metas -- just later. So that's the timeline we ought to be snapping back to.

What would that look like? Probably like a singularity eating your world. Just sayin'.

Jay Garrick's hat popped out of the wormhole, which made me grin. And Barry's running face-first into a naked rip in time and space, so it looks like we're getting the weird-ass DC multiverse stuff next season. That's going to be a Hell of a thing, if it happens. I'm all for John Wesley Ship with silver hair playing Jay Garrick, though; that'd be my dream casting and giggle for that world.

Oh, also, spoilers, which I was avoiding. :P
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Acknowledging that you are truly a terrible pilot is the first step to understanding the best way to land an aircraft is with parachutes ...
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The best part is the Hodor-esque expression on his face.
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DJ, Graphic Artist, Voice Over Geek, software engineer, writer of/for role-playing games, indie games fan, Dadaist, Objectivist, anarcho-fasci-Libertarian
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  • DJ, Graphic Artist, Voice Over Geek, Games Reviewer, Foodblogger, Disability Services (Dragon*Con), Noodly Appendage Wielder
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  • Freelance/Operation BSU
    DJ, Graphic Artist, Voice Over Geek, Producer, 2007 - 2011
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Software Engineering Support for Tru64 Unix running on Alpha hardware, 2004 - 2007
  • Compaq
    Software Engineering Support for Tru64 Unix running on Alpha hardware, 1998 - 2004
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
    Software Engineering Support for Tru64 Unix running on Alpha hardware, 1993 - 1998
  • Wal-Mart
    Retail Sales (Electronics), 1991 - 1993
  • Freelance
    Computer Operations Tutor, 1989 - 1990
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Conyers, GA - Conyers, GA
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Writer and critic of role-playing games, voice over artist, audio engineer, truly lousy electronic musician, materialist philosopher, indulger in decadence, host of Operation BSU and head-panelist on The Media Outsiders, raconteur and all-around ironic fellow. Assessor of Disability Services at Dragon*Con and AnachroCon.
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  • Gwinnett Technical Institute
    Associate's in Computer Programming
  • Atlanta Broadcast Institute
    Broadcast Engineering
  • Central Gwinnett High School
    Avoiding Responsibility, Latin
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April 19, 1972
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SquidLord, Vrai Aurotharius, Tentaclees, Saladin Vrai, Paul Williams