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Play GemCraft, a free online game on Kongregate

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Play GemCraft, a free online game on Kongregate. This is a fun game that I spent many hours on. It is fun to level up and play strategy games.

Pandora’s Inbox

dim?fh=2d28d4c2ec8f8c63b1f7a0e9267454d0 from gocomics.com – StumbleUpon. Nice to see that some problems still are around to make things interesting. Not like a Gordian knot.

Phantom of the Floppera – StumbleUpon

Phantom of the Floppera – StumbleUpon. This is great work. I wonder how long it took?

An Automotive Tribute to Star Trek

An Automotive Tribute to Star Trek. These are some beautiful and well done cars. I wouldn’t be caught driving them, but it really shows the intelligence of the people who designed and built them. Congrats!

Conn. man leaves 10M lottery ticket for his widow – – StumbleUpon

Opening for 1985's The Twilight Zone

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Conn. man leaves 10M lottery ticket for his widow – – StumbleUpon. What a trade-off. This seems like it could be a Twilight Zone episode.

Turning SNES into a computer Images

Turning SNES into a computer Images. Is this the Japanese console? I never had one, but it seems different than I remember.

 

Why putting others needs ahead of yours is a mistake

Mokey

Mokey

Well meaning people often tell you that being a good person means you have to put others needs ahead of your own. However I recently learned this is a mistake. Here is why.

First, by doing this you often take part in unhealthy relationships. The foundation of the co-dependent relationship is when one person feels obligated to help someone else. Why do we feel this way and what can be done instead?

The idea of hero is strong in many cultures. It is unavoidable that we internalize and feel that we need to be a hero in our own lives. A hero usually denies his own needs to “do good” for others. Never mind that the “good” that they do often makes things worse. It is also the case that we seem to need to prove our own worth and value by how “useful” we are to others. So sometimes we overdo things and do more harm than good.

For example I used to always listen to my friends and be there when they need it. Sounds perfectly admirable right? Well the problem was that I was taken advantage of and get dumped on emotionally by those friends who knew that I was a patient listener. They would tell me their problems and then when I wanted to share something with them they didn’t have time. So I had to let those “friends” go.

There is nothing wrong with giving, but if you always give your life is out of balance. You have to be open to receiving just as much as you give. Otherwise you will have nothing to give or want to give.

*PS Apparently I channelled Mokey. This is the same thing she said in the episode: “The Incredible Shrinking Mokey” that I watched hours after writing this post.

Chicago 1930 2007 Macintosh cover art – MobyGames

Chicago 1930 2007 Macintosh cover art – MobyGames. Has anyone played this game? I didn’t know this existed. I wonder if you get to play as a gangster? Apparently from the link above you can play as 3 kinds of forces. Sounds fun. I wonder if anyone still sells it?

sells it?