Neko Atsume: Ramses the Great

Ramses the Great

Ramses the Great is one of the “Rare Cats” in Neko Atsume.  The way to attract these special cats is to place the items that they prefer into your yard/house.  Ramses the Great will only use the item called “Tent (Pyramid)”.

Some of the other Neko Atsume cats will use the Pyramid, too. They either take a nap inside it, or just sit there looking comfortable.

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Pokémon GO: Safety Tips

Pidgey is displeased

Pokémon GO has become incredibly popular in a short span of time. The game has attracted players of all ages and in many countries. I’ve been enjoying the stories people post online about how Pokémon GO has been influenced people to go outside, get some exercise, and talk to other players.

The thing to keep in mind, of course, is that playing a virtual reality game requires you to frequently look at your phone. This is causing some people to forget that they need to be aware of their surroundings in order to stay safe (and uninjured). As a result, there has been a bunch of Pokémon GO safety tips posted on Twitter by a variety of organizations.

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What Happened at the Libertarian Convention – 2016

Libertarian party logo

The Libertarian Party (which was founded in 1971) held its 2016 National Convention in Rosen Center Hotel and Resort in Orlando, Florida.  The convention was held on May 27, 2016 – May 30, 2016.  The Libertarian Party website describes itself as “America’s third largest party”.  It has more than 250,000 registered voters.

The Libertarians do things a bit differently at their convention than do the Democrats or the Republicans.  The most obvious differences are that the nominee for president, and the nominee for vice president, are voted on separately at the convention. There are no “presumptive nominees”.

According to their website, Liberta...

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“Year 42” Photo Book is Now Available!

“Year 42” is the photo book that includes 42 of the best photos from my Instagram project. It is a hardcover book. You can get it at

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Pokemon GO: Getting Started

Pokemon GO log in

Pokemon GO is a game created by Niantic (the same company that made Ingress).  Pokemon GO was incredibly popular from the moment it launched.  Servers crashed as a multitude of players tried to log in and play.  This isn’t unusual when any popular new game is first released.

What makes this game so popular is that it is easy to play and it taps into the nostalgia that so many people have about the Pokemon series of games.  The big difference here, other than the updated graphics, is that in order to play Pokemon GO – you have to go outside and walk around.

In this blog, I have a quick explanation of how to get started playing Pokemon GO.

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Neko Atsume: Burger Cushion

Burger Cushion

Are your Neko Atsume cats sleepy?  There is a wide variety of beds, mats, and other items that the cats will use when they want to rest or take a nap.  The Burger Cushion is a bed that looks like a giant burger.

One of the fun things about the Burger Cushion is that there are two different ways that the cats will use it.  Some will take a nap on top of the burger, and sink into the bun.

Others will dive inside the burger, with their back end sticking out.  This makes it look as though the Burger Cushion ate the cat.

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Flight Rising: Shining Goblin

Shining Goblin

One of the fun things you can do in Flight Rising is give each of the dragons in your Lair their very own Familiar.  The Familiars are kind of like pets for your dragons.  Players can level up the Familiars and earn Treasure (and other goodies).

Each month, Flight Rising has a special festival that honors one of the dragon Flights.  So far, every festival has given players the opportunity to collect a brand new Familiar.  The 2016 Brightshine Jubilee started on June 25, 2016, and ended on July 2, 2016.  It honored the Light Flight of dragons.

All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

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Farm Heroes Saga: Episode 8 – Prairie Park

Officially completed Prairie Park Episode 8

Farm Heroes Saga is a “match-three” game that I’ve been working my way through. It is made by King. Originally, my goal was to earn three stars in every level. That plan isn’t working out so well.

So far, Episode 8 has proven to be the most frustrating and difficult Episode in the game. It is the first level that included “Hard Levels”. There are a total of 3 Hard Levels in Episode 8, and one Raccoon Level (which are always difficult to complete).

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Ms. Marvel #3 – Super Famous (Part 3)

Ms. Marvel #3 Super Famous part 3

Ms. Marvel #3- Super Famous is the third part of a three part story.  You should go read part 1 and part 2 before reading this one.  This issue was published in March of 2016.

It’s hard to write about the third part of any trilogy without giving away too much.  I will say that the story line comes to a nice conclusion while leaving some things open just enough to perhaps be developed in future issues.

In this issue, Ms. Marvel gets to beat up some bad guys by using her superpowers.  One important part of this story is that Ms. Marvel ends up working with her best friend Bruno’s new girlfriend, Mike, on something very important.  Mike, like everyone else in Jersey City, knows who Ms. Marvel is – but she doesn’t have any idea that Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan...

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Ms. Marvel #2 – Super Famous (Part 2)

Ms Marvel #2 Super Famous part 2

Ms. Marvel #2 – Super Famous – is the second part of a three part story.  It was published in February of 2016.  You should read #1 before reading #2.

In this issue, Ms. Marvel returns to the office of the Hope Yards Development and Relocation Association for the purpose of doing some more investigating. Everything looks normal, until she finds some strange goo in a mini fridge.  That goo turns out to be a key part of the story.

In addition, Kamala Kahn is still struggling with social problems. She’s remained friends with Bruno (but absolutely does not want to meet his new girlfriend).  Her mother wants her to stop being Ms. Marvel now that a group is protesting the super hero...

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