• Bacon and Games is a new blog for video game developers. It’s full of great articles on how to make games better (and not only by adding bacon). See also: Bacon floss
  • The Alot is better than you at everything.
  • The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which “people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it”.
  • It really bothers me when people argue that marijuana is a completely harmless drug. It’s not.
  • “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” That’s usually the first thing I think when someone explains to me (yet another) brilliant idea for a website. My first question is always, and I mean always, “How are you going to make money?” Eyeballs don’t pay the bills.
  • I suppose on some level it’s pretty cool that Microsoft has created a FixItCenter website that lets you troubleshoot and resolve problems with Windows. My opinion, though, is that it sure would be much better for their image if they’d simply sell a product that didn’t constantly require fixing.
  • If you’re a gambler, check out the odds on Tebow.

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  1. Brace yourself for the barrage of “Drinking kills way more people!” comments. You already know, of course, that comparing drinking (which CAN be done in moderation) to weed is just stupid. Potheads the world over will still try and make the argument – likely with a big BONG strapped to their face.

  2. The Dunning-Kruger effect is exactly why I will always be a better programmer than you.

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