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Optimizing MySQLAug 20, 4pm

Aside from part-time robot engineer, convention organizer, and a billion other things, I'm also sometimes a DBA (database administrator). It's a big deal. Walk into a Vegas casino, tell them you're a DBA, and see the looks you get.

Replace bad drivers with robots.Aug 13, 7pm

Bad and thoughtless driving literally slows everyone else on the road down. Bad and inattentive drivers who drive in the wrong line, talk on cellphones, and don't pay attention to the road should have their license revoked.

More Power RangersAug 3, 9pm

I'm excited that another power ranger will be coming back to Meta Con in a few weeks. Michael Copon, also star in One Tree Hill, will be coming back with friends and fellow rangers Nakia Burrise and Jason Faunt.

Mind control devices.Jul 31, 3pm

Researchers at a Harvard research laboratory announced earlier today that they have seen the first successes with mind control technology. Obviously this research lab is funded in part by a Ryan Kopf world domination grant.

Rasberry Pi LCD Vesa-Mounted ScreensJul 31, 2pm

I got a raspberry pi today, and, no, I don't mean from McDonald's. I mean the tiny microcomputer that fits in your hand and costs less than $40. These little machines can run linux and do almost anything you want them to - albeit slowly, for obvious reasons.

The IT CrowdJul 30, 6pm

I think I watched all of The IT Crowd for the second time this week, all while programming for my con registration system. Sometimes you just need some (hilarious) background noise to be able to focus, you know.

Supporting GeeksJul 20, 3pm

For those who don't know, we love to support geeks and Otaku of all kinds.

Harajuku Lolita Stores Video GuideMar 31, 10pm

While I've been called a "Princess" by my friends (I sure hope they were teasing), I'm just not as into pretty Japanese fashion as you might think. But wait. I'm uploading a video of dresses and shoes.

Tokyo Part: TwoMar 19, 6pm

Continuing my rampant adventures in the bustling metropolis of the world's second largest economy, I spend quite a bit more time in Tokyo after the first two days. Day Three - March 11, 2013 Day Three included my first truly uniquely-Japanese experience, at Kabuki Theater in Tokyo.

First Days In TokyoMar 9, 5pm

Less than twelve hours after my flight lands in Tokyo, and I found myself with enough to write an entire novel of my adventures... if only my memory would serve me so faithfully. However my first time out of the country, and for my very first day, it has been quite an adventure.
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