List of Books


Books are collections of knowledge, adventures, curiosity, and when applied they can be very powerful.  Reading one or two books per month seems like a good idea.  I'll update the list as I read more.

[Updated: July 22, 2016]

WANT TO READ
- Choose Yourself by James Altucher (free/amzn). 
- Principia Mathematica (free).
- On the Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin (free, have read one chapter before).
- The Bible (Christian, free, have read some, but never from beginning to end fully).
- The Quran (Islam, free, have read a few hundred pages, but never finished it).
- Doctrine and Covenants (LDS, free).
- Pearl of Great Price (LDS, free).
- Faith vs Fact by Jerry A. Coyne (amzn).


BRAIN
- The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine (amzn).
  -- Dive into the latest scientific findings on the female brain--from birth until death.

- The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine (amzn).
  -- Like the Female Brain, but it's the boys turn.

- Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown (amzn).
  -- Learn a little about hypnosis, religion, memory, NLP, and cleverness.


FANTASY
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (amzn).
  -- A book for those that enjoy anything 80's, video games, and futurism.  The audio book is excellent!

- Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
  -- Great for the growing and adventurous mind.  One of the few books I enjoyed reading when I was a teenager.


FINANCIAL & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason (amzn).
  -- Plenty of timeless advice.

- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsay (amzn).
  -- The structure for modern personal finance.

How to Be the Luckiest Person Alive (free/amzn).
  -- Stop believing what you are told, think differently.

- Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk (amzn).
  -- A highly motivating text.

- How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not? by Robert Shemin (amzn).
  -- Simple, and get-rich-quick style.


- How to Win at the Sports of Business by Mark Cuban (amzn).
  -- Learn about effort, motivation, destiny, and advice on startups.

- The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (amzn).
  -- Learn how to DEAL (Definition, Elimination, Automation, and Liberation) in order to get success in entrepreneurship.


HEALTH
- Carb Backloading by John Keifer (pdf).
  -- Body building hacking

- The Carb Nite Solution by John Keifer (amzn).
  -- Explanation of a low-carb/keto diet with a cheat/break day.

- The Bulletproof Diet (amzn).
  -- The low-toxin food guide.

- Keto Clarity by Jimmy Mooreand Eric Westman (amzn).
  -- Explains the alternative body-energy mode known as ketosis.

- The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss (amzn).
  -- The body hacking guide.


NATURAL SELECTION
 - Outliers by Baker and Taylor (amzn).
  -- A synthesis of opportunities and chance that leads to the amazing success of a few individuals.

- Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, et al.(amzn).
  -- Learn about emotional intelligence, and how to improve it.


RELATIONSHIP AND ADVENTURE
- The No-Nonsense Guide to Women by Marc H. Rudov (amzn).
  -- Be selective, don't waste your time and money on incompatible women.

- The Game by Neil Strauss (amzn).
  -- A geek infiltrates the seduction community.


RELATIONSHIP MAINTENANCE
- The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (amzn).
  -- Learn to be attentive of your partner's communication needs.


SCRIPTURES
- The Book of Mormon (LDS, free).

Published: Jul 22, 2016

Games List



 Here are some games I have and want to play.  The list will be updated over time.

Rating system:
5 = Excellent.
4 = Very good, but could be better.
3 = Not bad, but not great.
2 = It has some interesting stuff, but has no replay value.
1 = Irritating.
0 = Trash.

[Updated: July 29/2016]

TO BE PLAYED
- Ghost Recon Future Soldier (PC, ??, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Ghost Recon  Wildlands (PC, ??, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (PC, ??, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (PC, ??, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).


TACTICAL
Arma 3 (PC, 3/5, gameplay, details, reviews, tactics guide, steam).
- Good: giant terrains; sounds are excellent; run stamina based on weight; squads can be split into teams; high satisfaction when played accomplishing missions in high difficulty; bullet physics are good; weapons are superb and customizable; wide options for difficulty settings.
- Bad: long load times; complicated in-game menus; AI isn't as good as it could be; perhaps due to load times I couldn't care too much about the single player story; no consequence if team mates die (it doesn't affect the next mission); 

- Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (PC, 3, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (PC, 3, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Raven Squad (PC, 0, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Operation FlashPoint: Red River (PC, 1, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Operation FlashPoint: Dragon Rising (PC, 3, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Full Spectrum Warrior (PC, 2, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Ghost Recon Online/Phantoms (PC, 3, gameplay, details, reviews, download).
- Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (PC, 4, gameplay [more], details, reviews, amazon).
- Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (PC, 3, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (GBA, 2, gameplay, details, review, amazon).
- Close Combat: First to Fight (PC, 3, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Metal Gear Solid (GBC, 5, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).


TURN BASED
- Tactics Ogre: Knights of Lodis (GBA, 5, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Pokemon Silver (GBA, 5, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Pokemon Yellow (GBC, 5, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).


REAL TIME STRATEGY (RTS)
Rome: Total War (PC, 5, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
Rise of Nations (PC, 4, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).


ADVENTURE
- Mount & Blade (PC, 4, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).


RACING
- DiRT Rally (PC, 4, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).
- Mario Kart 64 (N64, 5, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).


SPORTS
- Tony Hawk''s Pro Skater  2 (GBA, 4, gameplay, details, reviews, amazon).

Published: Jul 19, 2016

Music List



Music is one of those things that I tend to keep coming back to and therefore bookmarking is worth having. Our mood and the changing ear likes different things--so many genres have their time at some point in our lives.

I'll update this page when I find music that hits that lovely sweet spot

[Updated July 21, 2016]

ELECTRONIC

- Compilation
  -- Best of Music | No Copyright Sounds Mix 2016.
  -- Best of 8-Bit Electro Gaming Mix September 2015.
  -- Best of Electro Swing November 2015.
  -- Vicetone 2014 End of Year Mix.

- 7obu (SoundCloud).
  -- C4.

- Armada Music (YouTube).

- Caravan Palace (Website, YouTube, Amazon).
  -- Lone Digger.

- City 17 (SoundCloud).
  -- Making Good Time.

- Imagine Tunez (SoundCloud).
  -- ITZ - Apricity [Album Mix].

- Itro (SoundCloud).
 
- Madeon (Website, YouTube, Amazon)..
  -- Adventure (Deluxe).
  -- Pop Culture.

- Melody Sheep  (BandCamp, SoundCloud, YouTube).
  -- Symphony of Science.
  -- Welcome to Earth - Independence Day Remix.

- Monstercat (SoundCloud).
  -- Nitro Fun - Final Boss.
  -- Insan3Lik3 - Bad Pitched.

- No Copyright Sounds (YouTube).
  -- Itro & Tobu [NCS Release].

- Pandora/Proximity Music (YouTube).

- Porter Robinson (YouTube).
  -- Lionhearted ft. Urban Cone.

- Rhodz (BandCamp, SoundCloud).

- Ronald Jenkees (Website, YouTube, Amazon).
  -- Throwing Fire.
  -- Try the Bass.

- Sian Area (SoundCloud).
  -- In Your Eyes.

- Tasty Network (YouTube).

- The HD Music Girl (YouTube).

- Tony Core (Facebook).
  -- Chu-Va-Shy.

- Ultrasyd (SoundCloud).
  -- Campylobacter's Groove.

- Unison (SoundCloud).
  -- Aperture [NCS Release].

- Xanzion/DCPX  (Xanzion SoundCloud, DCPX SoundCloud).
 -- Kraid's Lair Reconstruction.

- Zefox Music (YouTube).

- Zedd (Website).
  -- Beautiful Now Ft. Jon Bellion.


GAME

- The Legend of Zelda  -- 25th Anniversary OST (Amazon).
  -- Gerudo Valley.
  -- Medley With Piano and Violin by Furryxx.

- Xenoblade Chronicles OST (Amazon).
  -- Engage the Enemy.


HEAVY METAL

- Drowning Pool (Website, Amazon).
  -- Bodies.


Published: Jul 17, 2016

List of Computer Keyboards


This is a list in order of recency.  Some keyboard I have experience with, and others are just simply neat and wish I could get my hands on them.  More keyboards will be added as I discover them.

[Updated: July 17, 2016]

Keyboards :
-  Optimus Polaris Keyboard (amazon).
- The Analog Mechanical Keyboard for Precise Movement (kickstarter).
- Ultimate Hacking Keyboard (official, crowdsupply).
- Max Keyboard Blackbird Tenkeyless Cherrry MX Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (official, info, amazon).
- Lenovo ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard 0B47190 (info, amazon).
- Lenovo ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard 55Y9003 (info, amazon).
- Iogear Multi-Link BT Mini Keyboard GKB601B (info, amazon).
- SIIG JK-US0312-S1 USB Mini Multimedia Keyboard (info, amazon).
- Microsoft BT Mobile Keyboard 6000 (info, amazon).

Information:
- Use a Gaming Mouse and Keyboard for Work.

Published: Jul 8, 2016

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Comedy and the Internet
- Fifa 16 Penalty Kick (gif).
- Jackie Chan in Street Fighter (video).
- MRW...always (gif)
- My Dad is a Liar (video - it hits the feels!).
- This looks sturdy (gif).

Demo Scenes
- Ziphead - Fairlight & Carillon & Cyberiad (video).

Documentaries and Talks
- Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight (video).
- Marco Pierre White Talk at Oxford Union (video).
- TEDxNUS - Debunking Myths About Evolution (video).

Entertainment (cooking/reality tv??)
- Gordon Ramsay Playlists (Youtube channel).
- Materchef: The Professionals (playlist).

Games
- Squad: Hilltop Holdout (video).

Going Green
- Creating a Pallet Garden (guide).
- Olga Malinkiewicz (flexible sheets for solar power), Saule Technologies.
- Primitive Technology (channel).
- The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy (video).
- The Truth About Solar (video).
 
Health and Fitness
- Billion-dollar Brain Training Industry a Sham (article).
- Brain Tumor (glioma) Relies on Fat in Order to Fuel Growth (article).
- Cancer Is An Evolutionary Mechanism to 'Autocorrect' Our Gene Pool (article).
- Coconut Oil by Rhonda Patrick (article).
- Creatine Supplementation and Glycemic Control: a Systematic Review (article).
- Dr. Rhonda Patrick (twitter).
- Exercise isn't the best way to lose weight (video).
- Found My Fitness (Youtube channel).
- Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control (article).
- Ketosis & Measuring Ketones (article).
- Physical Exercise Four Hours After Learning Improves Long-Term Memory (article).

Movies
- Independence Day 2: Resurgence (trailer).
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (trailer)

Music
- Moby - Long Ambients 1: Calm, Sleep 

People, Politics, and Money
- Why Silicon Valley is Embracing Universal Basic Income (article).

Products and Companies
- E Ink (channel).
- Eye Tracking for VR ny SensoMotoric Instruments (channel).
- Good E Reader (blog).
- Mad Genius Controllers (channel).
- Memobottle: The Slim Reusable Bottle (product page).
- PocketBook CoverReader (product page).
- USB Geek (channel), and USB Geek (website).
- zSpace: STEM Training Tools (channel).

Science
- Exploding Soda Cans with Electromagnets (video).
- First Results From Psychology's Largest Reproducibility Test (article).
- How Can Editors Help Prevent Statistical Errors?  by Michele B. Nuijten (article).
- Power posing: for it, against it.

Science (Computer)
- Data Structures (guide).

Software (Tools)
- CodePen: A playground for the front end web (website).
- Feedspot: An RSS reader (website).
- Introducing Qt 3D (video).
- JADE: Make HTML with less work (language).
- Monkey 2: Open-source, cross-platform programming language (language).
- Tridiv: A web-based editor for creating 3D shapes in CSS (website).
- Wacom Software Developer (website).

Software Guide
- Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom, Illustrator shortcuts (images).
- Computer Shortcut Cheat Sheets (images).
- MS Excel, and MS Word (images)..

Published: Jul 5, 2016

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