The House of Hitstun

Flyboard Air Test 1

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm | Video

Now this is a hoverboard! Zapata Racing makes those water jetpacks for your feet, and now they’re cranking up the power and making a Flyboard that flies through open air. The Flyboard Air can apparently fly for 10 minutes at up to 93 mph and 10,000 feet. If even half of this is real, I want one last year.

Source: Zapata Racing via TwistedSifter “Holy Crap Someone Actually Built Green Goblin’s Hoverboard”

Angry Video Game Nerd: Mega Man Games

Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 1:30 am | Video

The Nerd takes us back to his own past this time. In ten years on YouTube, James Rolfe’s editing skills have come a long way. This episode took 138+ hours of work! The Mega Man series is incredibly smooth at its core, but sometimes it loses sight of what makes it feel good to play.

Source: Cinemassacre YouTube

Hemingway Editor

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 2:30 am | Image

Since the beginning, I’ve been using this blog to improve my communication skills. I push myself to write clear and concise posts like I read on Reuters, TwistedSifter, Tiny Cartridge, and Daily Overview. I use Hemingway when it’s time to edit my thoughts down to a single paragraph. Hemingway highlights any parts that are hard to read so I can make sure the finished post still makes sense.

Hooray for self-demonstrating articles! My title text doesn't have the one paragraph limit and I don't normally run it through Hemingway. I tried Hemingway on this title text and it's Grade 6 (Good). It doesn't like adverbs like "normally".

Source: Hemingway Editor via I think Lifehacker

My new Kia Forte5

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 8:00 pm | Image

This is my new ride, a 2016 Kia Forte5 SX. I wanted a new five door hatchback with a backup camera, Bluetooth audio, and a nice interior for road trips. When I walked up to the car with the key and the mirrors folded out, I knew this was the one. When I went to Shumatsucon this weekend, I parked in the craziest parking spot I know and took some pictures.

With this, the hardware upgrades are complete. This car is so good, I feel like I need to improve myself to be worthy of it. More on that later.

It's about time I took my own wide angle picture like this. I had to wait a week for a nice day, and I happened to be at an event near this parking garage. I even got a helicopter in the shot!

I probably won't drive up there again. It's really tight climbing to the 8th floor of Fifth Third Center with a car. It's only good for pictures.

I haven't tried panorama before. The car looks kinda warped, but I got all of Columbus Commons. It's too cool not to include.

Source: my phone camera on the 8th floor of Fifth Third Center

Wintergatan – Marble Machine

Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 3:00 am | Audio | Video

TwistedSifter just keeps finding awesome stuff I want to share. If you like my posts, you ought to subscribe to TwistedSifter too. How else would I have found out about Swedish electronic folk band Wintergatan and their one-man band contraption? 2000 marbles play a catchy loop on the machine’s built-in vibraphone, bass guitar, and drum set.

Source: Wintergatan and Wintergatan via TwistedSifter