Category Archives: Web Wandering & Opinion

Beautiful Songs About Heartbreak and Regret

A couple of months ago, I ran across the Pentatonix cover of Hallelujah. It’s a beautiful rendition… except for one problem which really got under my skin: The lyrics are clearly about heartbreak, yet, just when the vocal line should … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Web Wandering & Opinion | 2 Comments

Concentrated Feels

Last Updated: 2017-08-03 (Added “Day is Done”) 2017-08-04 (Elaborated about “Gates of Dawn”) 2017-12-24 (Added the Civilization 6 launch trailer) 2018-03-21 (Added “I Am Australian” and “Gentle Arms of Eden”) 2019-09-09 (Added Fantasia 2000’s segment for Stravinsky’s Firebird) 2020-07-15 (Added … Continue reading

Posted in Web Wandering & Opinion | 1 Comment

Things You Might Not Know About robots.txt

While bringing one of my old sites up to spec, I realized that I’d never actually looked into robots.txt beyond copy-pasting ready-made directives. So, without further ado, here’s a list of everything I could find about it which isn’t obvious … Continue reading

Posted in Web Wandering & Opinion | Leave a comment

On Making Steam Machines Successful

TL;DR: Provide a summarized representation of system requirements, make it easier to decide between different models, partner with YouTube and/or NetFlix to make the device more valuable, spin the cost of a Steam Machine as an investment in cheaper per-game … Continue reading

Posted in Web Wandering & Opinion | Leave a comment

“Gypsy Bard” and the My Little Pony Fandom’s Creative Output

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve a certain fondness for throwing characters into interesting situations to see what makes them tick and, as I’ve also mentioned before, I got lured into the My Little Pony fandom by the wide selection of … Continue reading

Posted in Web Wandering & Opinion | Leave a comment

Chickasaw Mountain by Leslie Fish

I’d like to take a few minutes to wax poetic on a song I just recently discovered: Chickasaw Mountain by Leslie Fish (lyrics, buy) There are so many reasons I love the song. However, I’ll focus on the lyrics since I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Web Wandering & Opinion | Leave a comment

Extracting music from XWB files on Linux

I just picked up Shipwreck for $1 on sale and decided I really liked two of the tracks. Like other MonoGame ports, it uses the same XWB-format bundles for music as XNA games on Windows and X-Box do, so you … Continue reading

Posted in Web Wandering & Opinion | 1 Comment