Cuddle up with some good online reads in front of the virtual fireplace! :)
This is the history of “Good Reads, Useful Links, Interesting Stories From Around the Web”, hit up the Good Reads Page
if you want to see my good reads for the current month.
The Page will serve as the Archives of each month’s updates with the older “Good Reads” article from previous months moved here instead of at the main page. Enjoy! :)
What I’ve Read In AUGUST 2012
Table of Contents
* How to Master the Knife In Resident Evil (WikiHow) – This guide gives you some tips on how to master the weakest weapon in the game… A very, very difficult feat!
* TwitchTV – TwitchTV is a video streaming and upload website that is like youtube but exclusively focused on videogames. It is a haven for posting your own Let’s Play videos, and also covers major events and videogame competitions and eSports broadcasts. It was started by Justin.tv and has grown to over 12 million viewers a month!
* ViewtifulRoxas Backloggery – Check out my friend Viewtiful Roxas’ Backloggery profile and all of the game’s (mostly RPGs) she is playing currently!
* CastlevaniaGirl’s Resident Evil 4 Let’s Play – I love to watch girls play videogames and hear their commentary, here is one from a youtuber called Castlevania Girl.
* MissCharlieCherry – Another great girl gamer youtuber from Britain.
* MissCharlieCherry Resident Evil Remake Let’s Play
* XOCAI Healthy Energy Drink – Bill O’Reilly recommends this drink, he says replace a soda with this and you’ll be much healthier. This was recommended on his new Tip of the Day Segment! Healthy chocolate drink?! Sign me up!
* Phoenician Language – Absolutely fascinating information on a little-known language!
* Arabic Language Wikipedia
* Rephaite Biblical Human Giants – Now THIS is interesting, the Biblical Giants race, known as Rephaite!
* Fox Business Network – I’m still yet to watch this, which sucks. I really would like to…
Table of Contents
* My entire Steam Collection of Videogames Via Steam – Explore all of the Steam games I own…. and marvel at how few of them I’ve played or installed! :O
* German Court Bans Male Circumcision – The cutting of the male penis foreskin has been outlawed in Germany, even if it is for religious reasons or health reasons, due to the shortterm painful injury inflicted on the infant when the male skin of the penis is cut. Hmmm.
* New Study On the Downsides of Teens, Tweens and Kids Using the Internet and Social Media – Despite the subject, the results were actually positive. As more kids prefer to talk to their friends in person than online or via text or other platforms. “According to the report, teens’ favorite way to communicate with their friends is by talking in person (49%), with texting next (33%) and social media a distant third (7%). Teens who prefer talking face-to-face say it’s because it’s more fun (38%), and they can better understand what people mean (29%). The telephone, a mainstay of teenage life just a generation ago, is virtually dead: Only 4% of teens prefer to talk on the phone.”
* How To Record Videogame Footage With Audio From Computer Using Speakers and Microphone - I found this link and used the information in it to help me set up a program to record what I was playing on my computer. This helped me in figuring out how to configure audio settings.
* Why Can’t I Record Steam Gameplay On My Computer Screen Using CamStudio – I was having programs with a free videogame recording software
called CamStudio which wouldn’t record the game I was playing using Valve’s Steam platform on my PC.
* Record Videogame Playing On PC Screen Using Free Program Bandicam – The huge drawback is that the free version only lets you record for a limit of ten minutes, which REALLY sucks and is not a long enough time to get much done in the game. However you can use a program like Windows Movie Maker to string several installments together into one video.
What I Read In JUNE 2012
Table of Contents
Last Updated: July 2, 2012 (Added the month of June 2012)
* 10 Reasons You Should Buy The Last Story For Wii – The Last Story is an outstanding looking Wii-exclusive RPG made by the guy who made Final Fantasy and the main Final Fantasy composer. Gamers finally convinced Nintendo (who teamed up with XSeed Games) to publish the game in America, as part of the Operation Rainfall phenomenon.
* No Hardware Revisions for 3DS – The 3DS will not be getting any hardware updates anytime soon, so says Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, who says he likes the 3DS just as it is.
* Is China Building Up Its Military (Video)
* Sinkhole Swallows Bus In China (Video)
* Liberals Should Be Concerned About Losing the Election With Obama Says Geraldo Rivera (Video)
* Turkey Says Syria Shot Down Their Warplane
* Colin Powell Reflects on Endorsing President Obama Back In 2008 With Sean Hannity Interview – I love Colin Powell, people don’t come more respected.
* NBC Edits Romney Speech To Make Him Look Out of Touch – So what is new under the sun?
* Gay Activists Disrespect Former Republican Presidents With Photos Giving the Finger During Invite To White House – Despicable.
* Lyrics Video for Still Alive by Christian Metal Band Gideon
* The Social Web and Potential For Abuse Among Teens (Momster)
* The Teen, The Tweet and the Governor, A Cautionary Tale
* Is Texting Replacing Face-to-Face Conversation? – An interesting read. I find these types of stories to be quite fascinating subject matter. Although I do not think they are wholly true.
* 100 Classic Album Covers In Animated Form – Simply awesome.
* Jail Mugshots of Famous Musicians and Bands – Interesting.
* Radio Doomsday Hopes to Be Radio Station of the Apocalypse, Just Like in the Movies and Videogames… But For Real!
* Microsoft Unveils the Surface Tablet To Compete With iPad – Very interesting!
* 100 Great Photos of Military Tech In Action – Absolutely awesome photos. Plus a guy named Geno Romero like in Super Mario RPG!
* US Wins Supercomputing Crown Back With Fastest SuperComputer On Earth – Very interesting.
* Deep Sea Alien Craft Found? Swedish Scientists Study It – Holy crap!
* 1970s-launched NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft Nears the End of Our Solar System! Will Soon Enter Uncharted Human Territory! – Sooo freakin’ insane! Blows your mind to think about… look how long it took for the spacecraft to reach that far! :O
* German Teen Solves 300-Year-Old Unsolvable Math Riddle Posed By Sir Isaac Newton! – :O *slow clap* That is pure madness!
* Porn Searches For Pics and Videos Remain Top Searches On Wikipedia – Holy CRAP I did not know you could find that many pornographic content on Wikipedia. :O
* George W Bush and Obama TOGETHER – Awesome photos of our current and past Presidents, appearing together at the official unveiling of George W. Bush’s White House Portrait.
* President Bush Visiting With Gerald Ford In 2006 at Age 93 Before His Death (Video) – Bush visited with the eldest living President in Gerald Ford, who finally died at the age of 93 in 2006. This made him the oldest living President, and this visit by President Bush, during which a photo was taken, was the final public photograph ever taken of former President Ford.
* Robert F Kennedy and Ronald Reagen Debate Video – A very interesting video showing both Robert Kennedy (Democrat) and Ronald Reagen (Republican) during a debate! I wish I was alive to have seen this! The video is from 1967!
* The Many Pivots of Justin.tv and Successful Business, How They Evolved to Succeed – Absolutely everyone should read this story! Very insightful!
* Guide To Safe Drinking Water – Everyone needs to read this. Especially to learn how bad Bottled Water is for us.
* President Gerald Ford
What I Read In MAY 2012
Table of Contents
Silent Hill Memories – An amazing fansite dedicated to all things Silent Hill! Including tons upon tons of free music! Read the rest of this entry »