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Commie vs Orgy

WordPress.com or WordPress.org – which do you prefer?

Wait. You thought the post title was about something entirely different from a blogging platform? Many apologies.

Back on point, which do you really prefer – the self-hosted orgy version or the WordPress-hosted commie version?

Computer on a Desk

Where the Magic Happens – courtesy of Death to the Stock


Ever since I fired up my first WordPress blog, I’ve been running self-hosted – in fact, I think when I started blogging way back it was really the only choice. It also made so much sense back then as the blogs I admired were self-hosted WordPress sites and Blogger just didn’t appeal to me. But since my venture into the Zero to Hero challenge, it got me thinking that I might be better off giving the commie version a try.

Sure I have a significant amount of freedom with the self-hosted version, but what do I really use that I couldn’t do on WordPress.com? Monetization? Meh… no one clicks those links (go spite me and click them!). How about customization? As I’m still scared of breaking things, I very rarely fiddle with any of the code so that’s out of the question. In fact, I could probably save money by spending a few bucks on having a custom domain there instead of here. Then you add in the additional traffic that WordPress.com users seemingly get and the narcissist in me gets all excited.

In fact, if I wasn’t so hesitant to make the switch today, I’d probably be doing so minutes after posting this.

So what are your thoughts? Have you ever considered this conundrum? What made you choose WordPress.com over WordPress.org and vice versa? Inquiring minds want to know!

I will not give my life for Joffrey’s murder and I know I’ll get no justice here, so I will let the Gods decide my fate. I demand a trial by combat.

Tyrion Lannister

Sunset at Kukahiko

Sunset at Kukahiko Hard to imagine this was only a month and a half ago.

5 Types of People You Should Totally Hang Out With To Be Happy

Everyone needs a little nudge in the right direction from time-to-time when it comes to finding friends, and fortunately for us, Wen Kai has our back with his “5 Types of People” series.

So you can imagine my excitement when he asked me to help contribute to his latest post and told me I could have some fun. Anywho, instead of simply giving you my one contribution (Transformers, there is always more than meets the eye), I’ve gone and reblogged the post with Wen Kai’s permission – feel free to check out the original here.

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Don’t Starve!

Don't Starve PS4 Title Screen

It’s been a few weeks since Don’t Starve from Klei Entertainment was released on the PS4 (and as a free title for those with a PS Plus membership) and having spent some time with the game, I have to say it’s frustratingly addictive.

That’s right.

Addictive because of it’s simplicity, frustratingly so due to it’s lack of direction and similarities to a roguelike, as well as it’s cartoonish appeal.

You control Wilson, a scientist tricked into building a machine that takes him into a fantasy world where the darkness can kill him, if he doesn’t starve first. Or get attacked by tentacles. Or simply goes crazy. There are just so many ways to die.

To survive, you run around a world looking for food, wood to build fire (yes, I may have lit an entire forest on fire once), and materials to build inventions (like a pretty hat made from flowers). As there are no instructions, you pretty much have to stumble into success by first figuring out what the lay of the land is like (randomly generated each time you spawn) and then determine the best course of action before death takes hold.

Sure I’ve probably not sold you on the title, but trust me, you’ll get hooked within the first few minutes so make sure to give it a try!

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