All posts by Jay Kircher

The José Fernández Story

José Fernández was a baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins. Fernández has one of the most spectacular baseball stories from escaping Cuba to having one of the most promising baseball careers of a modern player ever. Here is the story of how Fernández came up from the bottom, escaped Cuba four times, became one of the most promising pitchers ever, and abruptly ended his controversial career. 

Why Liminal Spaces Feel Like An Altered Reality

Liminal spaces can be hard to define, but a common definition is that they are a threshold, or a transitional period, as defined by Reddit, “A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next.’” Whenever you look at a photo of a liminal space or are at one, it may feel unsettling and look ‘frozen.’

Cyberpunk 2077: Over-hyped Failure or Legendary RPG?

Well, the title question can be answered relatively easily, unless you have been living under a rock. Cyberpunk 2077 is a futuristic RPG developed by CD Projekt RED, which also produced one of the best RPGs to date, The Witcher 3. The original teaser trailer for Cyberpunk was released in January of 2013. The release date? When it’s ready. That didn’t exactly age well as the game was released on December 10, 2020, but it wasn’t ready, at all.

You Don’t Run Your Computer

Gone are the times of firing up a computer and performing some web browsing, scrolling through social media, or doing a bit of work. Today, a lot of things you do, and nearly everywhere you go, is being tracked. While this isn’t exactly meant as telemetry, it’s functioning as telemetry. Your phone, computer, or nearly any device you use that’s connected to the net is tracking various things. In the newest macOS update, Big Sur, everything you do is logged and sent to Apple. This was first reported on by Jeffrey Paul, with the program Little Snitch. On November 12, 2020, Apple’s hash servers slowed right down, and it affected every iMac connected to the internet. Almost every computer has some kind of hash server so long it is running Mac or Windows. It knows your IP address at every moment, so it knows your location, but this is nothing new. Well, a more significant problem exists.

The Black Sox Scandal: An Overview

The 1919 World Series, also known as the White Sox Scandal, is one of the most infamous years in the history of major league baseball. The world series in question was played against the Cincinnati Reds where the White Sox were accused of intentionally throwing the World Series in exchange for gambling money. Let’s take an in-depth look at what happened, why it happened, and what were the consequences. 

What Has Caused the Sports Card Market to Boom?

Over the last couple of months, the sports card market has boomed. Prices are sky-high across all sports, and it has become nearly impossible to find any product at retail price. This level of investment has not been seen since the 1990s and the demand back then caused most of the companies to go into overproduction, making most sports cards almost worthless from that time. Many people speculate that the companies are overproducing once again, but the empty shelves prove otherwise.