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First Look: The Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021

What is this Act trying to address and why is it important? Are there any potential negative side effects of implementing algorithmic transparency? Can it even be done? I answer these questions and have some of my own, as I take a look at this new bill that impacts advertising, privacy, data science, and content moderation.Continue Reading →

How I got into the gaming industry

This is a personal journey of how I got into the gaming world.  Instead of just going through my employment history, I’ll share a bit about what lead up to how I landed a job at Twitch, and some tips if you’re looking to get a job in gaming or any other industry.Continue Reading →

3 Easy Ways to Make Gold Near the End of Legion

Battle for Azeroth is just around the corner and if you’re looking to cash in on your soon-to-be-outdated mats, here are some of my top tips on how to get easy gold in World of Warcraft in Patch 7.3.5.Continue Reading →

An alternative to Selenium IDE for automated UI testing

I haven’t been in QA for the last couple of years but I recently wanted to automate some UI testing that I’ve been doing manually.  When I found out that Selenium IDE no longer supports the latest version of Firefox, I went to look for similar tools and although Ghost Inspector is my favorite, I ended up using a tool called SnapTest for this particular project I was working on.  Here are my thoughts on both of these tools, and why you should use them.Continue Reading →

Black Desert Online: 20 Best Tips Before Level 20 (Part II)

In this second part of my top “20 Best Tips Before Level 20” for Black Desert Online, I review some basic quest features!Continue Reading →

Black Desert Online: 20 Best Tips Before Level 20 (Part I)

This is a series where I’ve decided to break out my top 20 Best Tips Before Level 20 for Black Desert Online into 4 parts.

This is Part I of IV, and it will set you up to connect a node, send a worker, and cook beer!Continue Reading →

Black Desert Online (NA), Tips & Tricks for the New Player [RESOLVED]

I had the chance to play the 2nd Closed Beta Test for Black Desert Online and gathered some tips for noobs like me who are familiar with MMOs but are playing Black Desert Online for the first time. There are lots of new guides in English for this game, but I had trouble finding the answers to these questions so here are the things I wish I knew when I first started playing the game.  Hopefully, they will help you during your first 24 hours of gameplay.Continue Reading →

Blade and Soul, Tips & Tricks for the New Player [RESOLVED]

Blade & Soul is a Free-to-play Korean MMO that released in Asia a few years ago and had its recent debut in the West. I gathered a few general questions & answers for noobs like me who are familiar with MMOs but are playing Blade and Soul for the first time.Continue Reading →

Want to know how to display videos in a responsive layout? Blizzard started doing that pretty well. They just added Overwatch to their launcher and I went to check out their website — it’s pretty sweet. Video teasers just “above the fold”* in the bottom corners at various resolutions, and the character pages use neatly positioned <video> overlays. What do you think?

My first immersive virtual reality 360° “video”

After about a week of toil, I cobbled together a decent 360 “video” rendering. “Video” in quotes, because it’s 1 fps over the course of 50 seconds ¬_¬

Here, I just wanted to show my progression after each discovery, since I think the journey is as valuable as the end product.  (That is a lie, I abhor “the journey” and always just want to get to the end goal.)Continue Reading →

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