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Steven Holms (superlinkx)
Web Developer, science geek, animation enthusiast
Web Developer, science geek, animation enthusiast

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I thought the main shield world from the Halo books was a lot bigger than what they depicted in Halo 4. Turns out, the first shield world the humans come across is 2AU in size. From what I remember, it was effectively a star system unto itself.

I know operate a Nest Thermostat with line voltage heaters. Yay for electrical hacks. 

Breath of the Wild is probably the biggest departure for the Zelda series, and yet all the changes seem to be very thoughtfully chosen and coordinated together. This new core is more tomb raider than classic Zelda, but in a lot of ways, it feels like what every 3D Zelda should have been. It's so great to run around in a huge world and be able to basically reach any place you see, including mountain tops.

The world can feel a bit empty at times, especially if you like to climb off the paths, but there are enough secrets and areas to keep gameplay interesting most of the time.

Overall, while I'm nowhere near done playing the main quest, I'm very happy with this iteration. It may one day even become my favorite Zelda game yet. 

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At the airport, ready to leave for a great weekend of Halo in St Louis!

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I absolutely love project Fi. If you don't use a lot of data (best if under 5GB), it offers great service through 3 carriers, plus good support abroad. Pay only for what you use. Here's a referral code to get a $20 credit when you join Project Fi! Redeem it at

Finally got a chance to try some games on my new Razer Blade Stealth last night. Everything I've tried plays wonderfully at 1080p while connected to my Core with a 750ti card.

This is the best hybrid set up ever. Basically desktop level graphics and functionality when docked at home and the office, with laptop portability in-between.

Only issue I've had really is the Core USB ports cause choppy input from my keyboard and mouse, so I have to plug them into a hub and connect a second cable to my laptop. I suppose I can live with that.

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You know what will save police lives? Stop allowing this shit to happen. Bombing citizens isn't the answer. Shooting first, never asking questions needs to be outlawed and captial punishment being reserved for police who fuck up. Don't give me this bullshit that "but they'll be too afraid to do their jobs". Fucking stop being absolute shit, America.

I think I'll start using Go for a lot more of my small projects. Not quite as quick to iterate as a traditional scripting language, but it's almost there and the benefits are pretty great. Need to work on my overall knowledge of the language to better harness it's features when writing quickly, but still impressed with how effortless adding 3rd party code to my project is and how easy composition can be. 

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And hacking complete. Final product took a little over two hours to figure out, code, test, test on Windows, and upload to github.

Going to hack a quick SMTP client using Go. This is gonna be fun
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