Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Growing Up Gamers: Magic in a Box!

Growing Up Gamers: Magic in a Box!: by Randy Hello, hello! Happy holidays to everyone out there! I hope everyone is having a great time celebrating with their families, and h...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Empire Avenue

Lately I've been having a lot of fun with Empire Avenue. It's a stock market game where you "invest" Eaves (their dollars) in other people's social networking value as others do the same for you. Unlock achievments and connect with others throughout many several social networks. You can check out Empire Avenue and invest in me as (e)GEOCACHER.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

And to think I drank this stuff for years. Thankfully I switched to water and juice recently. And beer. :)

Flame Retardant in Mountain Dew

From the Environmental Health News:

Patented by chemical companies as a flame retardant, and banned in food throughout Europe and Japan, BVO has been added to sodas for decades in North America. Now some scientists have a renewed interest in this little-known ingredient, found in 10 percent of sodas in the United States.
The FDA limit for brominated oil in sodas is based on outdated data from the 1970s, so scientists say the chemical deserves a fresh look.  Their concern is that it builds up in tissues, and may have the same effects as brominated flame retardants.After a few extreme soda binges — not too far from what many gamers regularly consume – a few patients have needed medical attention for skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders, all symptoms of overexposure to bromine. Other studies suggest that BVO could be building up in human tissues, just like other brominated compounds such as flame retardants. In mouse studies, big doses caused reproductive and behavioral problems.

 via Gizmodo

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Uncensor This

Friday, December 9, 2011

Noisetrade - Free Music Downloads

Wondering where to grab free music on the internet, but tired of spammy links or *gasp* torrent results? Head over to NoiseTrade, a spot for artists to showcase their works and for music lovers to legally download for free everything on the site. You're suggested to offer a cash tip if you like their work, and is more than deserving for most of the artists I've seen on the site. You can follow NoiseTrade on twitter at @noisetrade and become a fan of their Facebook page as well.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Coldplay in New York City

I had a great time as a guest at SiriusXM's The Spectrum Town Hall with Coldplay in New York City! 20 lucky SiriusXM subscribers got to ask questions to the band live on the air. I was a bit nervous at first but really enjoyed myself once the show got started. The band members seemed personable and quite witty. My friend Debbie and I took the Greyhound from DC for the day. What a great time! It's amazing the opportunities that come your way when you give just a bit of effort... :)