The Weekly Roundup, Volume II

FYI: You may encounter affiliate links in these or other posts of mine. Clicking on these or joining services that they link to can benefit me or Almost Epic directly. But no worries: Absolutely all opinions and thoughts are genuine and my own! #1. Hoosier Hospitality Everyone knows that I love animals. But what you might not know is that underneath my gruff, “I hate people” persona, I actually love when people do the right thing. I […] Read More

Don’t Be That Person!

There’s something going on in the world today. I don’t know if it’s an American thing or if it’s something happening globally. Something that seems to be changing the personalities of everyone around us. It’s changing our own personalities, too. We’re turning into snot-nosed, self-righteous turds. And whether you agree with me or not, make no mistake: There’s a good chance that you’re one of them. Even though it seems like the issue has ramped […] Read More

Birthday Blogging

Once again, I’ve done a little bit of a disappearing act from these pages. If you’re one of my small handful of readers, I greatly apologize! While I always hesitate to describe my life as “hectic” (because there’s always someone way busier than I am), it hasn’t exactly been a slow couple of months. Recently, thanks to a link that I followed from Ma.tt that turned into a link that turned into another link, I’ve opted […] Read More

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

Back when I played World of Warcraft, I loved the in-game holidays. In order to provide a little flexibility, and also, presumably, not to offend anyone, the game developers created completely original holiday celebrations and festivals as stand-ins for real-world events. There was the Feast of Winter Veil to encompass the winter holidays, Hallow’s End for Halloween, Love is the Air for Valentine’s Day, etc. Participating in the game’s holiday events often times rewarded players with […] Read More

Facing Facebook

I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. Let me explain. I love that Facebook has managed to bring practically everyone together. Facebook made an innovative community. It even more or less killed off MySpace, what had been the industry standard beforehand. And let’s be honest: It wasn’t hard to do. Facebook provided more structured, standardized profile pages. They made it easy and transparent. And it can be argued that they still need to do some work on […] Read More

Minimalist

Welcome to the new Almost Epic! I realize that “new updates” and changes to the look and design of this site are basically a dime a dozen. But while I loved the previous design and really worked hard on making it look fantastic, it dawned on me at some point over the weekend that it didn’t really “fit” the site anymore. The Kleo theme would have made more sense for a website for a big name […] Read More

April Update

It has almost been a month since my last post. I’m aware of that and I apologize. I also apologize that this first post you’re about to read after such a good length of time is bullet-style if you’re not into that kind of thing. I’ve actually tried writing a few different times and actually still have half a dozen unpublished drafts of blog posts still hanging out in my Evernote account. Life has just […] Read More

The Epic Almost Epic Merge!

As of today, Almost Epic has a little bit of a different look and feel than in the past. This is due to my recent decision to merge both this site with my personal blog formerly located at joseph.almostepic.net. As a blog and web community, Almost Epic was initially conceived to be an open community of like-minded individuals that could share and collaborate and “geek out” about the things they were passionate about. They could […] Read More