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Wil Wheaton
Oct 27
BLOG: the audacity of derivative works

This weekend, my friends hosted a 1920s occult party. There were tarot readings, Ouija boards, and a seance. Everyone was encouraged to attend in appropriate attire, and we sipped absinthe while movies like The Golem and Fantomas were projected on the…
the audacity of derivative works
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 21
Blog: @Tabletop season 3 - the complete list of games and players

Last night, we wrapped production on the third season of Tabletop. It was bittersweet for me, as always, because I’m so wiped out and teetering on exhaustion, the idea of sleeping until I don’t need to sleep is very appealing … but I’m also sad, because I…
Tabletop season 3 - the complete list of games and players
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 20
BLOG: One of the funniest TNG recuts I've ever seen

Enjoy.
One of the funniest TNG recuts I've ever seen
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 17
BLOG: the game, as they say, was the thing

Yesterday was a fantastic day at work on Tabletop. In the morning, I played a really fun geek trivia game called Geek Out, with Anne, and our friends Bonnie Burton and Clare Kramer. Normally, I’m not crazy about party or trivia games, but Geek Out is so…
the game, as they say, was the thing
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 11
Picture-heavy BLOG! Tabletop Season Three: Days Zero Through Two

Today is our third day of production on season three of Tabletop, so I thought I’d share some pictures from behind the scenes so far. Here’s our hardworking production intern, Melissa, writing some of the 7000+ names of the backers who chose the “make…
Tabletop Season Three: Days Zero Through Two
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 8
From a reader, printed with permission: Check this out… Years ago I was watching some NBA game. T-Mobile (or some carrier) had this Five Friends, or some damn thing, promotion. They were asking players to name their top five moments. So, Horry listed five…
Big Shot Rob
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 4
HOLY SHIT NEW HOMESTARRUNNER DOT COME VIDEO FROM STRONGBAD HOLY SHIT STOP EVERYTHING AND GO WATCH THIS OMG.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 26
BLOG: Bittorrent Bundles are awesome.

I’ve written before about how useful I believe the bittorrent protocol is, and today I wanted to share something with you guys that you may not have known about (I’m pretty with it, as the kids say, and I didn’t even know about this until a couple of…
Bittorrent Bundles are awesome.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 25
This is a long piece, but a must-watch for anyone who cares about history, and the massive abuses of power in the 20th century. It's pretty horrifying how significantly and totally the Dulles brothers manipulated the entire world. There is an ocean of blood on their hands.

*The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War*

Stephen Kinzer's book provides us with a glimpse into the overt and covert policies of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and CIA Director Allen Dulles during the Eisenhower administration and how their actions and "secret world war" shaped and changed the trajectory of 6 countries and created a pattern of interventions that benefited U.S. interests that linger with us until today.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 22
It's Anne's final outtake video, in which Luna tries to murder my face.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 22
"Guys, guys, I have total respect for you. When I named my company 'Washington Redskins,' it was out of deep appreciation for your team and your people."

Brilliant.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 14
This. Is bullshit. 
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 14
A blog about when I first met @xkcd. From the Vault: In Which I Fail A Vital Saving Throw

In a few hours, I’m hosting a conversation with Randall Munroe, the creator of xkcd, author of the awesome book What If? (I hear the audio version is pretty great), and a really great guy who I am privileged to call my friend. Of course, the first time I…
From the Vault: In Which I Fail A Vital Saving Throw
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 11
A blog, in which I ponder some stuff, inspired by tidepools.

Anne and I were standing at the edge of some tidepools, watching tiny fish swim around in them. “They look just like little versions of the fish we see on the reef,” I said. “I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what they are,” Anne replied. A wave crashed…
tidepools
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 10
BLOG: starry starry night

While looking for something in my documents folder, I came across this in an old drafts folder. It looks like it was written in winter about five years ago, and I’m not sure if it was ever published, but even if it was, I like it enough to repost it…
starry starry night
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 6
BLOG: a dog's eye view video tour of the Pasadena Humane Society, by Seamus and Marlowe Wheaton.

I thought it would be cool to show the world how your support of Team Wheaton helps make awesome things happen at the Pasadena Humane Society, and what better way to show you that than by getting a tour from Seamus and Marlowe? If you’d like to to help us…
Seamus and Marlowe Wheaton Give You A Tour of Pasadena Humane Society
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 5
BLOG: now you can #homebrew #w00tstout with my recipe kit from @northern_brewer!

One of the great joys of my life, the hobby that relaxes me and keeps me sane when the world is threatening to turn me into a pile of goo, is homebrewing my own beer. I document all of my homebrew adventures at my homebrew blog, the Devils Gate Brewing…
At long last, you can homebrew w00tstout -- officially!
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 3
Blog: Anne's 2015 celebrity pet adoption calendar is available!

This is our dog, Seamus: Seamus is part of our family because we walked him in the Wiggle Waggle Walk a few years ago. The Wiggle Waggle Walk is an annual fundraiser for the Pasadena Humane Society, and a few years ago after our dog, Ferris, died, Anne…
Anne's 2015 celebrity pet adoption calendar is available!
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 1
BLOG: Indie RPGs for Tabletop Season Three

I’m in official pre-production mode for Tabletop Season Three, so I’ve been looking at tons of games (seriously, thank you for all the suggestions), and playing as many of them as I can with my friends, or on my iPad (Suburbia on iPad is pretty much…
Indie RPGs for Tabletop Season Three
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 29
BLOG: if you enjoy sitting on counters...

A massive hurricane is currently tearing up the ocean just off the coast of Mexico, and the surf here in Southern California is huge. Waves between fifteen and twenty feet have been common, and on Wednesday, Anne and I went down to the beach to see them…
if you enjoy sitting on counters...
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 28
BLOG: Thank you for all your game suggestions, and a note to publishers.

I’ve combed through hundreds and hundreds of suggestions (and nearly 2000 comments holy crap) since I asked what you’re interested in seeing us play on the next season of Tabletop, and I have come away with a lot of great ideas. At the moment, we’re…
Thank you for all your game suggestions
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 25
BLOG: What would you like to see us play on #Tabletop Season Three? (answer on my blog, for easier sorting by me, please)

Anonymous asked: Second Season of Wil Wheaton Project. Yes or No? I hope SyFy channel has the foresight to keep it going. So for those of you who don’t know, earlier this summer, I did 12 episodes of a silly comedy show on Syfy called The Wil Wheaton…
What would you like to see us play on Tabletop Season Three?
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 23
About 2 weeks ago, my Nexus 5 started having weird battery issues. I would plug it in before bed, and in the morning it would be completely dead. I switched a cable out, and it seemed to work fine, but then a day or so later, it started refusing to charge itself, again.

Last night, I plugged it in at about 60%, and when I woke up, it was at 9%. I moved it to a different outlet, plugged it back in, and though it says it's charging, it's now at 6%, about 4 hours later.

Has anyone else had this problem, and does anyone know how to fix it? I presume it's some kind of confused battery, but every search I do leads me in circles to posts from 2012 that aren't especially helpful.

I'm rooted and running the stock Kit Kat ROM, if that matters.
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 19
My security cameras email me when certain ones detect motion. In the last few minutes, I've gotten 46 pictures of my cat rolling around on my porch.

Maybe it's time to adjust the sensitivity and trigger areas... 
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 18
BLOG: home again

Last night was the first night in almost two weeks that I haven’t had a series of horrible nightmares that woke me up at the end of every REM cycle. I woke up this morning next to my dogs (Anne is still in New York) who seemed as happy to snuggle next to…
home again
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 22
This is a thoughtful and insightful long read that focuses on Entitlement Culture.

A bit from the beginning: _"There are dozens of disparate threads within my fields of interest with which I’m going to attempt to pick them all up and weave into a single unified tapestry. I may jump around quite a bit, apologies in advance. I’m going to have to start by defining some terms, before I start giving you some examples of what I’m talking about.
To begin with, as I’ve hinted, the phrase “entitlement culture” is bandied about quite a bit by the people with the biggest senses of entitlement, so I’m going to more loosely define entitlement and entitlement culture to indicate the generalized way in which society inculcates a sense that we are each owed a certain amount of leeway, resources, opportunities, and favours from one another with respect to things that we may desire. While right-wingers usually only include things like food, shelter, or money as “entitlements”, I’m perfectly happy to include things like preferential treatment, respect, the right to use someone else’s property how you see fit, the right to control others how you see fit, and the right to have a monopoly over any particular sphere just because a monopoly is what you virtually have presently._

"The “culture war” in my title is the very real war-of-ideas happening in cultures constantly, between schools of philosophy, morality and even epistemology, especially as regards who should get what resources under what circumstances. The “warriors” on both sides are ideologues and philosophers, polemics and people who try to take a nuanced approach to topics."
Entitlement Culture War
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 20
This is freaking hysterical. Well done!
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 19
Blog: Regarding Peak Zombie

This is my intro for Dead of Winter. I thought it may spark an interesting discussion about what I call Peak Zombie: I think I was a freshman or sophomore in high school the first time I saw Dawn of the Dead. It hit me the way certain things can only hit…
Peak Zombie
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 13
BLOG: Tabletop: games and guests

Today is the end of our first week of production on Tabletop’s third season. I’ll probably sleep for a thousand hours tonight, have my version of the weekend, and start the second half of production on Thursday. I’m so very, very tired, and it’s entirely…
Tabletop: games and guests
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 10
BLOG: Voice Actors! SAG's national board needs to hear from us TODAY. This proposed contract is a disaster for us.

This is really important: currently, 100% of voice work for streaming video on  demand (Netflix, Amazon, etc., — you know, the future of our business) is budgeted at “under 1.3 million dollars” and for the next three years of this proposed contract, voice…
Voice Actors! SAG's national board needs to hear from us. This proposed contract is a disaster for us.
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 4
BLOG: a few of the games we're playing on @Tabletop this season.

For the past several months, my producer Boyan, and I built a list of about 140 games that were potential candidates for Tabletop. We spent the last five weeks playing them to find our final list of games for season three of Tabletop. It was a very fun…
Tabletop Season Three: Shall We Play A Few Games?
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Wil Wheaton
Oct 1
BLOG: There Came An Echo

I’m working on a video game this week, called There Came An Echo. It looks amazing, the story is fantastic, and cast is pretty great (if I do say so myself). Here’s a little spoiler, with some of the dialog I recorded yesterday:
There Came An Echo
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 25
Here's a great piece on Glorious Victory: http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/2007/10/diego-rivera-glorious-victory.html
I also recommend the fabulous book OVERTHROW as a companion to this book.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 23
WARNING. TONS OF PICTURES IN THIS BLOG: Rose City Comicon and Portland

This weekend, Anne and I went to Portland for Rose City Comicon. While we were there, we visited my sister and her family, saw a strange ball of fire in the sky that I don’t usually seen in Portland, and had an absolutely fantastic time at the convention.…
Rose City Comicon and Portland
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 22
It's Anne's final calendar outtake video, in which Luna tries to murder my face, and Watson decides he'd rather be under the bed, than in a picture. There are also silly and cute pictures from Jenny Lawson, Ed Brubaker, and Margaret Cho.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 15
Here are some more outtakes from Anne's 2015 pet adoption calendar.

There are also a few pictures of pets who didn't want to pose for the camera.

This week, we see John and Beth Rogers, Jonah Ray, Tara Strong, and Beth Riesgraf.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 14
 David Hill originally shared this post.
Hi. I make games. I write about games. I get paid to make games. I used to get paid to write about games. I walked away from paid writing about games, because it was a pretty shitty, corrupt, jaded process that really flew in the face of why I wanted to write about games. 

I've talked to a lot of pro- #GamerGate  people over the past few days. I've tried to hear out as many as I could. It was hard. I want to first address why that was hard, then I want to try to address some of the trends between the reasonable, cool people I spoke with. 

First off, it's very difficult to wade through the hate. The signal to noise ratio is not good. In fact, it's terrible. If you're reasonable, and you want to have a conversation, it's difficult to do that when the person is hearing ten death threats and thirty insults for every single reasonable message. That mars any perception of credibility for a group that's invested heavily in credibility and ethics. 

Now, I've heard a few people say, "Point out the threats and insults when they happen! We'll report those people! They don't speak for us!" I've seen numerous people pointing these threats and harassments out. A couple of very bad times, I saw some people jump in, report, and otherwise shut down the threats. But more often than not (by a wide margin) what I saw was apologism and excuses for the threats and harassment. I saw a lot of "but this time it's warranted!" style messages. That doesn't help anyone. That doesn't build dialogue. 

So, if you want to know why there are prominent journalists right now talking about how gamer culture is toxic, and how gamers as a label are dead, this is why. Because even if you're rational, passionate, and wanting good things, your voice is being drowned out by loud, hateful, toxic people. 

A couple of days ago, I posted an email from the San Francisco Police Department verifying a police report placed by Anita Sarkeesian. Why? Because a muckraker accused her of lying, and drummed up a BUNCH of hate. His message had over six hundred reshares. His thread had dozens of people talking about how she needs to be imprisoned, how she needs to be shot, and how she's... you get the picture. So, I fact-checked. And I posted the results of that fact-checking. Did I get six hundred people recanting their threats, insults, and accusations? No. I got a couple dozen people threatening me, and a fuckton of people insulting me for DARING to fact-check a journalist. When, mind you, the Gamergate movement is supposedly about holding journalists accountable. Do you know how many messages came up to the effect of, "Oh. I shouldn't have jumped the gun and accused her without the facts?" None. None at all. 

So understand why a lot of us say, "This group of people is toxic." It's because a large majority of what we're experiencing is people doing very toxic things. There are some reasonable voices. But from where we stand, they're a stark minority. The movement is about accountability and ethics in journalism, yet the ONLY reaction I got from fact-checking a journalist was hate, denial, threats, and insults. From where I stand, calling Gamergate toxic and hateful isn't a far stretch at all, because it appears to be doing toxic and hateful things.

Yes, there's some positive. Yay, charities. But that's drowned out. And ironically, when we hear about a charity or otherwise positive thing, it's universally used as a method of attack. For example, there was a period where the Gamergate folks had it in their head that Zoe Quinn was lying about charitable donations. They'd trot out, "We aren't lying con artists! We really donate to charities!" Essentially, weaponizing charity. Then, I also heard a lot of people bragging when Zoe's donations were verified officially by the charities, because a group of (allegedly) thousands of people were able to donate more than a single independent game designer. Like seriously, very petty shit. 

So, corruption in journalism. Can I let you in on a secret? 

We want to have that conversation. We all do, with maybe a couple of exceptions. This is a conversation we've tried to have, and wanted to have for years. 

But why aren't we just sitting down and talking it over and smiling and playing games and shutting up about the feminisms? Basically, it's because we're having two completely different conversations. One's an insider conversation, informed about the industry. The other is an outsider conversation, based on half-truths, misunderstandings, and what we see as skewed priorities. 

On our side, a lot of journalists hate the nepotism, and most importantly, they hate the relationship the industry has with journalism. Because a while back ago, "games journalism" was essentially coopted as a marketing arm for certain AAA publishers. At that point, AAA publishers became gatekeepers for success in games journalism. It's awful, because we want to be talking critically. We want to be looking at games in different lights. We want to approach these works of art as works of art, and not just as the next success or flop. But that can't happen on any large scale, because of that corruption, because of the commercialism of it all. 

The way a lot of the Gamergate stuff looks to us really looks like some strange bizarro world where the games industry works completely different than it really does.

The biggest targets of Gamergate have been people who are frankly powerless in the games industry. People like Zoe Quinn and Phil Fish, they are not gatekeepers. They are not able to enact any real, significant influence on the industry. Most independent game jams, awards, and exhibitions are small groups of people, trying to make names for themselves in their little ponds. That's how independent artists work in pretty much every creative field. They can't compete with the game industry, so they're trying to carve out their own little micro industry, where they do their own things and have a captive audience. 

The people being targeted the most are small names, on the fringe of the industry. Even if these people all pat each other on the proverbial backs and promote each other into the ground with the corruption of a thousand watergates, their games will NEVER be as successful as even moderately popular indie games like Castle Crashers. We're talking about games that won't pay a single basic salary if successful. To these games, success doesn't look a lot different than failure. 

"SJWs" aren't affecting widescale change in video games. There's some minor change here and there. But most of it is shit that, if you weren't aware was changed, you wouldn't know was any different. If they get what they want, and that's a big if, the end result will be a few more games featuring a little more diversity, and maybe less rape and objectification. This will never, ever approach social justice change in major titles like Call of Duty. The SJWs know that. The Call of Duty developers are making Call of Duty. Nobody expects them to make something else. There's room for Call of Duty. Nobody is trying to take it away. Fuck, the ideal is ultimately MORE GAMES. This is a good thing. Experimental games move the industry forward, and make your core games better. Those games get to be the testing ground where we try out new ideas in a less risk adverse environment. 

Anita Sarkeesian? So far, a writer for an already very diverse game was influenced to cop to a trope in his games, and say he won't be using it again. Fundamentally, the game is still a manshooter game. Just, one story element will be swapped out for something else in the future, instead of recycling the same old thing. That's pretty much as far as her influence has gone. 

Here's why: She's not trying to enact and force change. She's pointing out trends, the way an art critic does. Some people might look to what she's saying, and ask for more exceptions from that trend. Some developers might see those trends in their work, and shift away. But she's never once said that games featuring sexist tropes should not be made. She even makes explicitly clear in every one of her videos that playing games with sexist tropes is okay, it's not wrong to have fun with those games. But, certain trends do influence attitudes, according to numerous scientific studies. She doesn't say these games will make you sexist. That would be stupid, since she, and numerous SJW types, have played these games. If she was saying that, and she's not, she would have to follow up her videos with, "I played this game. It made me sexist." 

Do you know what else this focus on Anita's doing? It's making your games worse. And I'm not saying, "Oh, if you leave Anita alone, she'll make games better". No. But right now, AAA game executives see people like Anita calling for diversity in games, and they're seeing people like Gamergate attacking them vehemently. They see SO much hate. They see 650 people retweeting the guy claiming she lied about a police report. This tells them that the market doesn't want diversity. This tells them to double down on boring, scruffy 30-something male protagonist with a dark past, blah, blah. When we look at games like Watch Dogs, and we think they could have done better if they were a little more ambitious, understand that people shitting on "SJWs" causes that risk averse, milquetoast game design. 

You can have discussions about Anita's points. But understand that she's making critique. A lot of it is subjective. A lot of it relies on specific definitions that she gives. For example, it's popular to attack her use of Hitman as an example of Women as Background Decoration. However, the only way it's not a valid example is if you're not actually using her definition. Essentially, you're throwing out her thesis and applying a different thesis to her examples. That's not fair, and it's not academically sound.

But have these discussions! Just focus on the art, the trends, and the culture. Don't focus on the person. Because if your goal is debunking her, you've already lost. Right now, people are throwing so much shit at her, hoping it sticks. Seriously. A journalist literally investigated whether or not she actually made a police report when people were threatening her life, and another prominent blogger demanded police report numbers from her. Neither of these people are entitled to that information. They're trying so hard to catch her up in a lie, that they're losing sight of what they're doing, and how silly and unethical it looks. Why does Anita have to be discredited, if her points are not valid? If her arguments are wrong, discuss them. 

Right now, publishers are buying reviews. Right now, publishers are giving large amounts of money and other perks to journalists in order to skew the public perception and influence, both positively and negatively, game sales. Right now, Metacritic is being used to determine whether or not designers get to keep their jobs. Right now, AAA executives are cutting women and LGBT characters out of games in development, because of "the core demographic". These are huge problems. These are problems we want to talk about. These are problems we want to fix. 

We aren't going to smile and nod while hundreds of people dogpile a couple of people's sex lives. We're not going to cheer you on while muckrakers are hounding people for answers to stupid, invasive questions they shouldn't be asking. We want a better industry. But we feel that what we're seeing, or at least the bulk of what we're seeing is making a worse industry. 
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 12
In about 45 minutes, the selection process for Tabletop's season 3 games will begin in earnest, as we start working through a list of 108 games,t o be reduced to about 25 or so (we'll have a few multi-game episodes, and at least one two-part).

This is one of the best parts of my job, and because we're entirely crowdfunded, I can share as much of the process as I want. I'll likely do vines and pictures and maybe a couple of stupid videos along the way, to share the behind-the-scenes experience with anyone who wants to see it.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 10
BLOG: To celebrate Star Trek's 48th Birthday, this is when I said The Big Goodbye to TNG.

When I was a little kid, playing Star Trek on the playground (I always ended up being Spock), I had no idea that less than a decade later it would become a fundamental part of the tapestry of my life. Forty-eight years ago this week, Star Trek premiered…
Star Trek is 48 years old this week.
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 8
Here are some outtakes from Anne's 2015 pet adoption calendar. 
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 5
"Every second, Norse collects and analyzes live threat intelligence from darknets in hundreds of locations in over 40 countries. The attacks shown are based on a small subset of live flows against the Norse honeypot infrastructure, representing actual worldwide cyber attacks by bad actors. At a glance, one can see which countries are aggressors or targets at the moment, using which type of attacks (services-ports). "


This is really interesting, and a lot of fun to look at.
Norse - IPViking Live
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 4
Hey #homebrew nerds! This is one of the most exciting things for me, ever. Today, +Northern Brewer released the first official homebrew kit to make your very own version of #w00tstout !

There are all-grain and extract versions available, and if you make it soon, it should be ready in time to give your friends as holiday gifts ... provided you don't drink it all, first.
Wil Wheaton's w00tstout Recipe Kit
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Wil Wheaton
Sep 2
It's September, and that means it's time for our annual celebrity pet adoption calendar, to support the Pasadena Humane Society!

If you want to help animals and get a really awesome calendar at the same time, you can watch this video, then visit teamwheaton.org.
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 29
I can't believe that, after all these years using Android, I just started using #Tasker today. I've just scratched the surface of what it can do, and it's blowing my mind.

Do you have a favorite recipe that you'd care to share, or any pitfalls to look out for?

Also: for anyone who still cares or wants to know the status of my #nexus5 battery issue, I got a QI charger and that seems to be working to load the battery all the way up. I am averaging about 12 hours on a charge with moderate to heavy use, and I have SetCPU reducing the CPU when the screen is off, and then dropping the max value to 50%, 40%, 30%, etc., when the battery reaches those levels.

I guess the most likely problem with the charging situation was crud in the charging port? Does that sound right?
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 28
I don’t know why I didn’t show up in the original photo, probably because I was using my magical powers to not appear on film. Here’s how it should have looked. And anyway, I think this one is the best one we took: Yep. This is a totally real thing that…
I fixed that Star Trek reunion selfie
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 28
I want to make things like this.
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 25
Update on my Nexus 5, for anyone paying attention to the battery issue I reported a couple days ago:

I did some more research on the phone, and discovered that MyFitnessPal app was killing the battery. Not sure why, but I uninstalled it and the battery started charging again. Maybe that app was draining it faster than it could charge.

A day or so later, the phone was back to not charging, or slowly discharging while it was plugged in, or charging very slowly, like 20% overnight.

I've tried all the non-invasive methods, like changing cables, plugs, ensuring the plug socket is clean, charging while off, etc. The problem seems to persist, then go away, then return, and there isn't a pattern that I can see.

Because I can't seem to narrow down precisely what the issue is, I'm going to try to get it up to 100%, and use the battery calibration app. If That doesn't work, I'll get Better Battery Stats, and see if that's helpful. If it's still wonky, I'll try a factory reset and flash CyanoGenMod onto it and see if the custom ROM fixes things.

Finally, if none of that works (and I have to have this resolved by Thursday night because I'm going out of town again), I'm going to replace the phone.

Sheesh. Thanks for all your suggestions, everyone.
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 23
 Anne Wheaton originally shared this post.
This adorably sweet and SUPER well trained two year old female pit bull is in need of a home. She has been at the Pasadena Humane Society for months. Although they work with several other adoption services to provide as many opportunities to find homes, they are all currently full and her options are very limited. If you live in the Los Angeles area and are able to give this sweet girl a home (I met her and she is WONDERFUL but we just don't have the space to take her in) I know she would be the best family member, ever. She's at the Pasadena Humane Society under the name "Angie" so please consider taking in a rescue pet that needs your help.
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 19
"Oh you wanted to use this? That's adorable. Now feed me or go fuck yourself."
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Wil Wheaton
Aug 18
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