It’s that time of the year again! While on one end congratulates are being over poured, on the other end lies a dark mystery of the unknown future of life ahead of college. Its Graduation time! Who doesn’t love the graduation/convocation day attire with that dark rayon academic gown, a mortar board hat on top and with a degree in hand, set to face real life for the first time. Real life might not be as easy as shown in movies for most of the people. And for that very reason, colleges arrange for commencement speakers on the graduation day of students to provide them insights about real life from the experienced lot! Commencement speeches are basically a revealing of harsh truth in a pleasant and inspirational manner for students to give a hint of what’s coming ahead. Commencement speeches have become a collegiate tradition in graduation schools worldwide and now are beginning to take place in Indian graduation schools also. We have made this wonderful list of the top … [Read more...] about Inspiration For Students: Top 15 Commencement Speeches Ever!
July in review It was a really weird month, gaming wise. I was off for two weeks on vacation, during which most of the time I didn’t have access to my computer. Also, I’ve felt rather blah toward most of my regular MMOs, so I didn’t force myself to play anything I didn’t want to. I was also in a holding pattern for World of Warcraft all month, although I did get to check out the new class changes for Patch 8.0. Ready for the expansion! I also have purchased enough tokens to pay for my subscription through May 2019, so go me. Tuesday nights remained a highlight every week, as I got to play with my regular Dungeons and Dragons Online group. We advanced to level 5 and tackled some quests in the Harbor, Marketplace, and Cerulean Hills. I did push a little bit into Star Trek Online: Victory is Life, but only beat the first two missions. I puttered about in Fallout 4, Pillars of Eternity, and The Sims 4, buying a couple of expansion packs for the latter and generally … [Read more...] about Syp’s Gaming Goals for August 2018
Change is coming… As I recently shared on Twitter, my life, my routine, my job is all about to change at the end of the summer. After 18 years of serving as a youth/associate minister here in Michigan, I’ve been called to become the senior pastor of another church out in New York state. This is not a sudden decision or a sudden change, but something that has very much been in the works for two years now. I’ve seen change coming, and while I didn’t struggle against it, I wasn’t exactly running to embrace it. Life with four kids, two jobs, and a wife with a career of her own is busy enough even when things are relatively stable. But God’s been slowly but persistently pushing me toward the senior pastorate, and after more job interviews and offers than I care to state, I finally found the one that I’m sure I’m supposed to go to. And so we’re going. Change is terrifying to most people and especially to me. I like my constants, my … [Read more...] about The summer of novel change
Way back in 2016, at the height of the new-news-every-day-on-Pokemon-Go, we covered a lawsuit lodged against Nintendo and Niantic by one Jeffrey Marder of New Jersey, who accused the companies of enticing people to trespass on his property and profiting from that act. That suit was consolidated into a single class-action with several other suits, including those from Michigan and Florida. In 2017, when the suits were joined, Niantic was maintaining that trespass laws do not cover virtual intrusions, that it is the trespassers who have broken laws, and that a decision against the company could also impact non-games like real estate apps. Legal experts, however, suggested that trespass laws vary from state to state and that neither side had a slam-dunk case. Now it appears that the case will be settled, though unfortunately, as The BBC reports, the settlement details haven’t yet been released. According to GIbiz, the courts will hear the settlement in February, so expect more after … [Read more...] about Niantic agrees to settle the property trespass class action lawsuit over Pokemon Go
After several years, the metagame for Massively Overpowered has gotten stale, so we’ve decided to carefully rebalance our characters for increased engagement. But then we thought about it and that sounded like it would be a whole lot of work, so we’re just tossing a whole lot of new characters into the mix like it’s 1998 and we’re releasing a Capcom fighting game. Here’s the quick rundown: Andy McAdams is like a cop with a shady past in that he’s writing a law and business column, but not in any other way. His ultimate ability summons an aging Danny Glover to express that he’s getting too old for this. You can use him for jungling, probably. Ben Griggs will be taking on duties for our The Elder Scrolls Online column when he’s not busy serving as a literal elder scroll. He costs four colorless mana to put into play and can be tapped to apply +2/+2 to wolves. Carlo Alday Lacsina has traveled back in time to warn us of impending disaster, … [Read more...] about WRUP: Massively Overpowered new hero overview patch 5.3.2 edition