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LMB Tales: Rise of the Ask Topics

Introduction If you were a member of the (now-closed) official LEGO Message Boards (LMBs), you may recall there being a lot of “Ask (insert character name here)” topics, where the topic author would roleplay as a certain character from a LEGO theme and answer questions from fellow users. But what you may not know is […]

Consciousness Contradicts Materialism

A popular belief challenged Most scientists follow the philosophy known as materialism: the belief that the physical universe is all that there is. According to materialism, everything can be reduced to particles interacting with each other. All that you are is nothing more than a bunch of particles interacting with each other according to the […]

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Stuck Between a Block and a Hard Place

Introduction WordPress is getting a new editor, and I’m getting a bit worried. The plan to introduce the new editor, Gutenberg, into core WordPress in the 5.0 update has been stirring up all sorts of emotions ranging from excitement and joy to confusion and frustration. I think most people agree that WordPress needs a new […]

New Website!

I’ve been working on it for a while now, but I am finally ready to launch my new website: Zebulan.com! Since early this year, I have been wanting to move away from the SuperGeniusZeb name and to something less pretentious… like my actual name! Notably, I have not yet moved over the pages for my […]

How to Install Pamac on Arch Linux

The problem with pacman The default package manager of Arch Linux and its derivatives, pacman, is quite nice. Installing packages from the official repos is often quite simple once you learn a few commands. Another nice feature of Arch Linux is the AUR, which is a huge repository of community-maintained packages. The AUR has allowed […]

Looking Back on “A Laggy Boat Ride” (SGZ Plays MC #5)

The title, the thumbnail, and the lag “A Laggy Boat Ride” was a laggy mess. At least in its original form, anyway. I’ll start with the title. It isn’t exactly a title that entices you to watch the episode. If anything, it deters you from watching it. It mentions the worst part of the entire […]