Author Archives: robcchristian

A brief list of tips for school laptop usage/preparation

Congratulations – you’ve just acquired a laptop to use for your studies. You may have bought it at a store like Microcenter or Best Buy, you may have gotten it as a hand-me-down from a sibling, or you might have … Continue reading

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Is the holiday season truly the most wonderful time of the year?

Trick question: it is what we make of it. If you want it to be wonderful, you have some say in making it so. For just a few short weeks you’re on break from being a member of USG’s student/faculty … Continue reading

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An interview with John Brandt about Safety & Security @ USG

“And then his blood tests came back – alcohol, PCP, cocaine, and marijuana. Basically, because the PCP was in him…probably broke his collarbone going over the handlebars. Never even knew it. But later when the PCP wore off…” Continue reading

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Computer glitches – be both reactive and proactive

Computers have a delightful tendency to screw up the moment we need them most, and this past Sunday while working on a group project I experienced this firsthand. Microsoft Word is a delightfully functional program, but it isn’t perfect. While … Continue reading

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What is objective based gaming, and why is it a great model for achieving goals in real life?

I don’t know what you’re thinking, but I can guess – gaming, the same thing that drives people to stay up all night shouting expletives in foreign languages into their headsets, being relevant to productivity? Sounds ridiculous. Well, it is … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of Worm|A Complete Web Serial

Image sourced from Google. In the world of fiction, no matter the medium, there are tropes – motifs, cliches, that transcend individual works. In fact, there is a website devoted to the study and categorization of these tropes and their … Continue reading

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White Noise Resources – for studying, writing and gaming

The Universities at Shady Grove is a place focused on academic achievement. You’re here to study and learn – but sometimes you just can’t force yourself to stare at your textbook for hours on end, not without some help. Some … Continue reading

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The Possibility of Musical Instruments @ USG

I have an odd history of winding up in peculiar situations wherein I have conversations with interesting people. Back at Montgomery College I regularly had lunch with the Stagecraft Director and Assistant Art Director, even though my major was pre-nursing. … Continue reading

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