On May 25, 1961, president John. F. Kennedy began a space race to the moon that would forever change the future of America. At that time, during the height of the cold war, America was falling behind in education, especially in math and science. Many people feared that the country would be outspent and outproduced by t ...Read More
I was feeling patriotic today, and decided to write a little editorial on the American dream. Let me know if you agree or disagree. It's a little sensationalized, but like I said, I was feeling super patriotic.
The American dream is one of prosperity, perseverance, and opportunity. It is the idea of a fresh start, a clean slate, the ability to do anything, and be whoever you want to be. Every American immigrant, past, present, and future, has come to America with a sense of opportu ...Read More
I recently found out about Markdown (I know I'm really late to the game) but it looks like a very interesting concept. As a programmer, I am a huge fan of plain text doucuments. I believe that everything that can be in plain text should be in plain text. Markdown seems like the perfect middle ground between having almost no control over formatting in a strictly plain text docunent, and having to mu ...Read More
Facebook began trading publicly today. After a lackluster trading day, their stocks closed at $38.23, just above their $38 IPO. Facebook is valued at $104 billion, which many investors have stated is quite high, and Facebook's stock is expensive for its revenue when compared to Apple and Google. Facebook is here for the long haul, and has officially earned its place among the other internet giants. Now, the real question is; Will Facebook be able to fill its $104 billion shoes, or will inves ...Read More
In a post on Mopiz nearly two years ago, I speculated about the release of a Linux client for steam, and today, that client will finally become a reality. Phoronix just came out with a detailed report outlining their trip to Valve headquarters and the subsequent Linux steam client that they saw there. The image above is Left for Dead 2 running natively on a ...Read More
The long awaited Dropbox competitor, Google Drive, was launched today. The service is a cloud based storage service that allows users to sync all of their documents, pictures, and spreadsheets with Google so that they can be accessed from almost any computer. Google Drive touts 5 GB of storage for free with pricing plans starting at $2.49 per month for 25 GB of storage, 100 GB for $4.99 per month all the way up to 1 TB of storage for $50 per month.
Google Drive was meant ...Read More
As you may have already noticed, Mopiz has undergone another redesign. This time the changes have been more visual than structural, and I hope you like them. I went for a minimalistic feel this time, trying to focus directly on the content. If you have any questions or feedback you can either leave them in the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org....Read More
Here are some really random things that I made and have had on the site for a while, but I never got around to actually linking to them.
Little Mermaid Sing Along
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song lyrics
Windows 8 is a radical change from the classic desktop that people have come to know and love. It is vastly different from it's predecessor, and only contains slight hints of the former windows. Windows 8 has clearly been designed from the ground up for tablets not desktops which is where I think they went wrong. There are a few saving graces for Windows 8, but ultimately, I think it will end up just like Windows Vista did. Don't get me wrong, I really want ...Read More
Connect It! is now available for Mac. Grab the download below.
Connect It! is an open-source connect-4 like game. The objective is simple, connect four in a row. Connect It! is available for Windows, Mac OSX 10.7 and Linux. Feel free to download the game and play it, or mess around with the source code. Connect It! is written in pure C, and uses the SDL libraries. The source code is published under the GPL version 3, so if you plan on doing anything with the ...Read More