Patch: [Famicom Disk System :: Super Mario Bros. 2] Restore original Spiny Egg behavior

If you were to fling a ball from a moving aircraft, would you expect it to fall straight down? Or instead would you imagine it would be affected by things such as momentum, velocity, and trajectory? Read the rest of this entry »

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Re-learning Japanese With “Human Japanese”

What might a family of three choose to do for fun?  Play board games?  Travel?  No, that’s far too routine!  How about using technology to learn a foreign language which has no apparent similarity to their native language?  Now we’re talking!  :) Read the rest of this entry »

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Cr48: Official response to Chromebook battery charging problem

Some Cr48 owners have reported an issue with not being able to charge their Cr48 properly.  Sadly, I too now have this issue.  Basically, when you plug in the charger it is supposed to charge.  (Yeah, a shocker, I know.)  However, with this problem, the Cr48 doesn’t seem to do anything when you plug in the charger: the normal charging indicator lamp does not light, and there is certainly no charging happening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Revolights — a revolutionary new idea for bicycle safety!

As a cyclist who often rides in the early morning, I am always interested in new ways of making myself more visible to traffic.  So, my interest was definitely piqued when I read about a new bicycle lighting system called Revolights over on kickstarter.com! Read the rest of this entry »

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Technology does NOT ‘have your back’

A sky full of beautiful stars was spread out above us as the day turned gradually to night.  Myself, my wife, our young son, our very young nephew, and my father-in-law had just finished up an afternoon of canoeing.  How were we spending our evening?  We had planned on roasting marshmallows over a campfire and then spending the night camping in my father-in-law’s backyard.  We had planned on a lot of fun things for that evening.  None of them, however, seemed to work out quite right. Read the rest of this entry »

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