Let’s Play – SimCity 5 – Cities of Tomorrow – Omega City

Let's Play - SimCity 5 - Cities of Tomorrow - Omega City
My latest project, which has been occupying most of my free time recently, is “Let’s Plays.” If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Let’s Play refers to a type of video that a game produces, in which users watch the gamer go through a game with commentary. Usually the videos include tips and tricks as well ...

The Colonel’s Bequest #TBT

The Colonel's Bequest #TBT
As I mentioned in last week’s blog post, my next classic video game was “The Colonel’s Bequest.” I cannot express how much I loved this game. Actually, it wasn’t so much the game itself, but rather the story. Released a few years after “Clue,” which I love, “The Colonel’s Bequest” follows Laura Bow who is ...

Camelot vs New Orleans #TBT

Camelot vs New Orleans #TBT
No, I’m not sharing old photos of me in New Orleans or Camelot (although I wish I had some of me in Camelot). I am talking about classic video games: “Conquests of Camelot” and Gabriel Knight. As I mentioned in my last classic game review, I thought I would play Conquests of Camelot next and eventually ...

Making Gluten-Free Tortillas

Making Gluten-Free Tortillas
One of the challenges with Blue Apron has been that some weeks there are recipes I cannot have due to their ingredients. Sometimes the recipes require some substitutions to make them vegan or gluten-free. And sometimes those recipes require so many substitutions that it just doesn’t make fiscal sense to get a delivery that week. ...

The Journey Continues with Deep Space Nine

The Journey Continues with Deep Space Nine
I finally made it to “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine“! For those of you unaware, I have been watching the entire Star Trek series from The Original Series to Enterprise, including the movies. This initiative is really spurred by the latest reboot of Star Trek as I wanted to understand how the reboot has changed ...

Blue Apron: A New Approach to Dinner

Blue Apron: A New Approach to Dinner
A couple friends of mine turned me on to a new service they had discovered, Blue Apron. Essentially, the idea is that Blue Apron will ship you the ingredients to make three meals per week. No need to buy a full jar of spice, they ship you just enough for that recipe along with detailed ...

TBT: Conquests of the Longbow

TBT: Conquests of the Longbow
So I am watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and I start to watch season four, episode 20 (Qpid). In this episode Q returns and places the senior Enterprise crew in a recreation of Robin Hood and his merry men. I immediately am reminded of the classic Sierra game “Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend ...

Game Review: Diablo 3 – Reaper of Souls

Game Review: Diablo 3 - Reaper of Souls
As I continue my quest to complete various games in advance of the Elder Scrolls Online release, I finally decided to tackle Diablo 3. I fondly remember playing Diablo when it first came out and was excited as many when Blizzard finally announced it was bringing back the series in Diablo 3. I received Diablo ...

Game Review: Banished

Game Review: Banished
I don’t want this to become a game review blog, but there is no denying that I love video games. And I spend a fair amount of time playing them to escape the every day, although I would argue not enough time. Nevertheless, I have been playing my fair share of video games over the ...

One Way to Establish an ROI for Your e-Newsletter

One Way to Establish an ROI for Your e-Newsletter
As I previously mentioned, I gave a presentation today, Better Association e-Newsletters: Secrets to Enhancing Metrics, Design and Delivery. Hosted by Association Trends, my portion of the webcast focused on association-specific techniques on e-newsletter ROI and how to establish your baseline ROI metrics. I recorded the audio of my portion and put it to the presentation for you ...