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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 […]

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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 […]

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Meta

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 […]

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Guides

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 […]

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Looking Back

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 […]

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What I Use to Make My Videos – 2018 Edition

Over 2 years ago, I wrote a blog post about what I used to make my videos. But now that article is outdated, since I’ve changed a lot of the software and some of the equipment I use. So here’s an updated version of that article. If you’re looking to start making videos and were […]

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Looking Back on “From Wood to Stone” (SGZ Plays MC #4)

Yeah! It’s been a good episode. Those were the words I spoke near the end of the 4th episode of SuperGeniusZeb Plays Minecraft. I felt that I had accomplished a lot in the footage I had recorded, which would make for a good episode. Looking back, I think I was right… in comparison to the […]

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Looking Back on “The Creepy Cave” (SGZ Plays MC #3)

Over 2 1⁄2 years ago, the 3rd video on the SuperGeniusZeb channel was released. It was also the 3rd episode of SuperGeniusZeb Plays Minecraft, because that was the only series on the channel back then. And back then, I was trying to release an episode approximately every week. I managed to keep up this pace […]

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Looking Back on “Obsessive Torch-Placement Disorder” (SGZ Plays MC #2)

Yep, this is now officially a blog post series. (Click here to see the first entry.) I could have done better with the title of this episode. I could have called it “Spider Ambush”, “The Mine”, “Mine Own Mine”, or even “Wandering with Half a Heart”. But instead I called it “Obsessive Torch-Placement Disorder”, a […]