Rants

I like to complain, err, voice my strong opinion about certain things. Certain things could be politics, customer service, Blockbuster, and Wal-Mart.

Bipolar

Mania In The Time of Stress

Stress can trigger mania in those suffering from bipolar mental illness. In this short article, I will go over what mania is, the symptoms, and how to combat it.

What is Mania?

Also known as “going manic”, mania is a serious mental condition where a person’s mood is typically elevated.

Here’s a definition:

Bipolar mania, or simply mania, is a phase of bipolar disorder.

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Life as a Diabetic

I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 2 years ago. It runs in my family, and I was an alcoholic, so that may have had a lot to do with it.

I have since quit drinking, which helped my liver recover, but my blood sugar A1C was hovering around 15%, which is incredibly bad. I would go on sugar binges, sneak snacks into my friend’s house, and go for snacks after I would leave my friend’s house.

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The Decline of Uno and Friends

We’ve written numerous articles about Uno & Friends, but the latest rumor is that Uno & Friend is going away.

In the spirit of the other posts, I’m keeping this one short and opening it up for comments.

Why do you think Uno & Friends is going away and please feel free to share your frustrations in the comments.

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10 Signs You’re a Rockstar at Karaoke

Everybody wants to be a rockstar, correct? Well, karaoke is a good outlet. Here are ten ways you can be a rockstar at karaoke.

You Know Your Song Inside and out

Let’s face it. Karaoke is hard. But you’ve researched your song, listened to a karaoke version on YouTube, or perhaps you’ve tried it on Smule.

You’ve got the lyric timing, and highs, the lows, and maybe practice your fake guitar skills during guitar solos.

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User Experience Frustration

Join the User Experience Revolution

This post is co-authored by Susan Simkins.

Paul Boag, a well-known and highly respected user experience advocate, has just released a new book, User Experience Revolution.

The book takes aim at systemic organizational issues that actively breed an anti-user culture, whether it is intended or not.

What is User Experience?

User experience encompasses the user interaction with your products or services and the emotions that result.

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When Can You Talk About Fight Club

Everytime I share with someone I’ve written a book about Fight Club, I’m reminded by that person that the first two rules of Fight Club are you can’t talk about it. Okay… Bullshit.

First, Fight Club is a fictional club. Debate over.

Second, we were never part of this fictional club. Debate over.

Third, if you consider yourself part of this fictional club and willing to lay down the law for a character that never existed… well, fuck you.

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