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  • Astonishing Tales One Shots (Spider-Woman)

    This is a fun little story (10 pages including front and back covers) about an evening in the life of Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, as a private investigator in Hollywood.  I won't ruin it with any spoilers, but will say, there are some vampires.  Side note, it was released in 2009 and is set before the Secret Invasion storyline.  You get ...

  • Gotham by Gaslight

    WARNING: I TRIED NOT TO, BUT THERE ARE A COUPLE DETAILS REVEALED IN THE FINAL PARAGRAPH (but nothing that harms your enjoyment of this awesome story) To enter to win the copy of Gotham by Gaslight I display in the video:  subscribe to this blog and comment on this blog post. The winner will be announced in about one month when I ...

  • Response to the “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” Teaser

    Well, two weeks after it has been released I finally have some time to sit down and get all this off my mind, smh.  Anywho... First off, here's the teaser (watch it, even if you've seen it a million times, the 1,000,001th time is just as good as the first): Let's go scene by scene here: Opening & Finn Appears: Is this Tatooinee? We don't ...

  • Goodbye My Friend

    Last night while I was giving Jovi and Jaspyn a bath my mom gave me a call to say he had passed away.  We had talked about it a couple times over the last two weeks, he wasn't doing well, tired more often, not eating well... but it still punches you in the gut pretty hard.  We met in California seventeen ...

  • Free ArcGIS Training Online from Esri

    There are currently 26 free "Web Courses" available from Esri.  I am a huge fan of these courses, they are well organized, provide a certificate of completion, and actually teach you usable things.  Web Courses utilize informational videos, reading material, interactive videos, and quizzes to teach an reenforce concepts and skills.  These free classes on ArcMap and other Esri technologies ...

  • Of Procs and Percentages

    In Marvel War of Heroes many cards have an Ability. Each Ability is paired with a Usage stat, the Usage defines the likeliness of an ability activating in battle. In gaming circles the Usage is commonly referred to as the “Proc Rate”. Based on my personal experiences, talking with other players, and performing online research here is what I have deduced: 1. ...

  • Curse of the Mutants: Storm & Gambit

    In this Marvel 1-Shot Gambit and Storm are sent on a covert op to Vampire Island in the Mediterranean to recover the body of Dracula (they already have his head). Here's an overview of the "Curse of the Mutants" story line from Google Books "A human bomb explodes in San Francisco's Union Square. Dozens are covered in blood. Jubilee is one ...

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This is a fun little story (10 pages including front and back covers) about an evening in the life of Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, as a private investigator in Hollywood.  I won’t ruin it with any spoilers, but will say, there are some vampires.  Side note, it was released in 2009  [ Read More ]

WARNING: I TRIED NOT TO, BUT THERE ARE A COUPLE DETAILS REVEALED IN THE FINAL PARAGRAPH (but nothing that harms your enjoyment of this awesome story) To enter to win the copy of Gotham by Gaslight I display in the video:  subscribe to this blog and comment on this blog  [ Read More ]

Well, two weeks after it has been released I finally have some time to sit down and get all this off my mind, smh.  Anywho… First off, here’s the teaser (watch it, even if you’ve seen it a million times, the 1,000,001th time is just as good as the first):  [ Read More ]

Last night while I was giving Jovi and Jaspyn a bath my mom gave me a call to say he had passed away.  We had talked about it a couple times over the last two weeks, he wasn’t doing well, tired more often, not eating well… but it still punches you  [ Read More ]

There are currently 26 free “Web Courses” available from Esri.  I am a huge fan of these courses, they are well organized, provide a certificate of completion, and actually teach you usable things.  Web Courses utilize informational videos, reading material, interactive videos, and quizzes to teach an reenforce concepts and  [ Read More ]

In Marvel War of Heroes many cards have an Ability. Each Ability is paired with a Usage stat, the Usage defines the likeliness of an ability activating in battle. In gaming circles the Usage is commonly referred to as the “Proc Rate”. Based on my personal experiences, talking with other  [ Read More ]

Here is my favorite monthly coupon from MW cleaners thus far, Dry Clean one Men’s or Women’s shirt, get the 2nd one cleaned for FREE!  I took 16 shirts in (it had been a few weeks since I took any) and only had to pay for eight!  It is only  [ Read More ]

As part of a larger project where I had to delete overlapping polygons in ArcGIS and then give them all a unique number within specific boundaries utilizing attribute information from another layer which it overlapped geographically I figured out this little trick for creating a sequence of numbers in excel  [ Read More ]

In this Marvel 1-Shot Gambit and Storm are sent on a covert op to Vampire Island in the Mediterranean to recover the body of Dracula (they already have his head). Here’s an overview of the “Curse of the Mutants” story line from Google Books “A human bomb explodes in San  [ Read More ]

“I will arrest you for threatening an officer.” These were the words said to me in the drive-through line at Taco Bell when my family and I went for dinner on Saturday April 12, 2014.  Before I get into the story I want to preface it with a couple things  [ Read More ]