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Digging into the Battle Tested PC Gaming Classic of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

Warcraft II Tides of Darkness

Almost a decade before Warcraft became synonymous with World of Warcraft (WOW), the juggernaut of massively mutliplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), and a year before Blizzard would dazzle the world with Diablo, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness ruled the gaming industry.

Released in 1995, as the follow up to Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, was a real-time fantasy strategy that game won almost every award there was to win in 1996 and sold over 2 million copies.

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Cheval’s Ideal Palace a Lesson in Patience in an Era of Instant Gratification

Joseph Ferdinand Cheval Joseph Ferdinand Cheval built Le Palais ideal

Joseph Ferdinand Cheval was a French postman who spent 33 years building Le Palais idéal (the “Ideal Palace”) in Hauterives, France.

The building began in earnest in April 1879, at first with stones from his pocket. It gradually moved to stones in a basket and eventually included a wheelbarrow to move larger stones. It took him 33 years to build the palace, 20 of which were spent on the outer walls alone. From one stone to another along his postal route, he collected them while thinking to himself, “Since Nature is willing to do the sculpture, I will do the masonry and the architecture.”

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Agent Palmer Delves Deep into the World of Twitter Chats (or How Twitter Chats Work)

Twitter Chats or Tweet Chats if you Prefer

I have lamented in the past about how Twitter is not Facebook, and I still believe that. I use Facebook for, well, Facebook’s sake, although not much. It’s mainly for the Agent Palmer Facebook page, to keep those fans who “like” that page informed, but rarely beyond that. Twitter, on the other hand, I enjoy as my own personal digital newspaper of sorts, as well as a community of never-ending and ongoing conversations.

But it can be overwhelming with the more than 232 million users, and the large percentage of those that are bots. It can sometimes feel as though you are talking to the wall.

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