“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
― Winston Churchill


Writing Advice: Crit & Be Critted

October 5, 2015

As sure as that “the road to hell is paved with adverbs,” the internet is full of writing advice. These are quotes from famous writers, these are the articles telling you to use strong verbs and to get rid of “weasel” words like, “most, generally, kind of,” these are the self-righteous calls to “shut up…


The Art of Exploitation

September 29, 2015

The Art of Exploitation by Maxim Salnikov This is going to be easy. Give me the escape routes again, I think to my SmartGlasses. The minimap expands to show lines traced across the district. Here’s Beggar’s Alley. Then, the market, where I’ll disappear into the crowd. Finally, the metro. Too easy. I kill the map…


Learn to Play Hearts in Five Minutes

September 27, 2015

If you would’ve asked me yesterday if I know how to play Hearts, I would’ve asked you if it’s for the PC or the consoles. Today, I’m going to teach you how to play the card game in an article that shouldn’t take you longer than five minutes to read. Why, you might ask? Three…


Blade Over Heart

September 25, 2015

The Japanese kanji for Nin is drawn as a blade, raised over a heart. This may sound sinister, but that is a misconception. It represents, among other things, endurance and perseverance. The ninjas didn’t fight to win. They fought to survive. Or, so my ninja Master had taught me. Roughly eleven years ago, I was in my last years of high…