The House of Hitstun


Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at 3:20 am | Image

I found Stupjam on the leaderboards for Yumi’s Odd Odyssey/Sayonara Umihara Kawase on the 3DS. Stupjam has since moved on to other Nintendo stuff, taking runner up in the Splatoon Art Contest, and is now accepting commissions. Since this artist is on Tumblr, I’m trying out Tumblr’s oEmbed code. Hopefully it works for everyone. (Update: It doesn’t work in Feedly, but I can try adding Tumblr’s own embed code manually next time.)

Source: Stuplr via Yumi’s Odd Odyssey leaderboards and his comment on my video


Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 11:58 pm | Image

If you ever wanted to learn a new programming language from nothing, Codecademy is the place to start. It taught a 12-year-old kid and a homeless guy to code, and it can teach you too! I’ve been using it to learn jQuery, and I’m impressed with how it introduces new concepts and drills them into your head with practice.

You'll be doing this a lot. I actually like how it eventually makes you start the code from scratch in every section. It's good practice.

Looks like my schedule is finally consistent again. You can see a new post here every Friday night sometime, and it will probably have nothing to do with whatever the Internet is obsessed with at the moment. My Instagib stream is back on Wednesday nights now, but at 9pm EDT.

Source: Codecademy via I think Wired

Pentatonix – Daft Punk

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 12:08 am | Audio | Video

Pentatonix is here to remind you that there is no better musical instrument than the human voice. After running away with the Sing-Off, this seriously talented a cappella group won a Grammy with this jaw-dropping Daft Punk cover medley. Even their videos are top notch.

Source: Pentatonix YouTube via Nicole Starcher DeTray

Minion in the Museum

Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Video

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery had this Despicable Me minion balloon stuck on a high ceiling. When it finally came down, the security cameras caught footage of it wandering the museum like it had a mind of its own. Whenever I get a balloon, I add weight to it to get it to silently float around like an Air Swimmer. It’s a rare sight, and if you don’t expect it, you might think it’s a ghost!

Source: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery via WHDH via Google News

Spirited Play

Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 4:30 pm | Video

The local arcades here recently got some exposure in the Columbus Dispatch. 16-Bit started a movement, and now a bunch of new arcades are popping up around town. Once I get to play at all of them, I’ll rank them in a fighting game tier list right here.

When Benjamin Morgan pitched his idea for an arcade to investors, the particulars of his upscale game plan didn’t quite click. “Their response was: ‘So, you’re opening a Chuck E. Cheese?’?” said Morgan, 29. Not exactly. His Old North Arcade is an adults-only hangout north of Ohio State University stocked with 30 vintage titles and 20 craft-beer taps. The venue targets nerd-chic enthusiasts of both Missile Command and microbrews. Call it Arcade 2.0.

In other local news, Columbus Retro League’s Chris Bidwell is playing in the Nintendo World Championships 2015 in Los Angeles. Watch him beat down a bunch of YouTubers this Sunday.

Source: The Columbus Dispatch via Arcade Super Awesome, and Nintendo of America’s Twitter via Chris Bidwell