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A Love Story About A Case

How does one define art? Is art something that is merely hung or placed in a gallery, museum or home? Or can art be used for other things like content creation, gaming, leisure and connecting people around the globe? If your answer to that last question is a deafening, “No,” I bet you have never experienced or seen a computer chassis designed and developed by In Win Development, Inc. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Taoyuan Taiwan, In Win makes some of the most visually striking and beautifully different computer chassis in the industry; revolutionizing the concept of what a computer case is and should be.

…when I first laid eyes on the In Win D-Frame. I knew I had to have it.

The year is 2014; I have been working for a small repair shop for a little over a year and recently hired on a few PC enthusiasts that sparked my interest in the PC world, which I had spent over a decade on hiatus. As some who grew up on PC games, it’s kind of strange that I forgot about them. Perhaps it’s thanks to the PS1 or traveling playing AAU baseball or maybe laptops seemed to gain in their popularity. Whatever the case may be, that all changed when I first laid eyes on the In Win D-Frame. I knew I had to have it. Something about the case was so mesmerizing, I remember thinking, there isn’t one bad looking angle; and the colors, orange and blue, were simply stunning to look at.

I could picture myself standing in an art gallery admiring the lines, bends and elegant construction of the vibrant orange beauty, accented by blue. Then reality sunk in when I looked at the price tag. I could be wrong, but I am sure the price was somewhere between $400-$600USD, which is a lot of money by most people’s standards for almost anything. I settled on another beautiful In Win chassis, the 901, with the silver brushed aluminum for my first ever PC build; not a bad compromise.

Fast-forward to September 2018 and over the past four years, I have built about 12 PC’s, using a wide range of cases including an In Win 805 and a 303 for my dad and a friend. But I wanted to build a new and more power PC, since I would need one sooner rather than later since starting Sheeply Publishing. It was a random weekday and thought I would do a quick search to see if In Win had or planned to release any new cases. Of the signature and numbered cases available, they were way too expensive, or I wasn’t passionate about building my next computer in it. So, for kicks, I typed ‘In Win D-Frame’ into the search bar expecting to see the usual D-Frame mini-reviews and/or videos, but to my surprise and utter amazement, I saw an Amazon link with a picture of the actual D-Frame I have wanted for the past four years.

It wasn’t a dream or a Chinese knock-off; it was the real deal all right! The price was still not for the faint of heart at $399.99, but I knew in my gut I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to get this case the second time around. The original D-Frame chassis were limited to 500 of each of the two color runs available. The rerelease still offered the two OG colors and added 4 new color combos to the mix. This was a dream come true. It’s like In Win rereleased this case specifically for me. They knew just how bad I wanted to build my ultimate PC in this chassis and they made it happen.

Things always work out for me and this was no exception. I’m glad I didn’t pull the trigger back in 2014 because looking back, I wouldn’t have been able to do a build in the case I could be satisfied with. After getting my hands dirty building several PC’s and as time has produced better components such as fans with better cable management capabilities, thanks to In Win, I produced a build I think does this case justice. A work of art inside another work of art; as a whole, a masterpiece. Sure, there are things I could do better and will do better once I develop the skill set, like to-length wiring and sleeving for ALL wires in the build for immaculate cable management, but that will come in time.


I love the simplicity and elegance of the design; it’s understated, yet masterful craftsmanship. Like all In Win products, they are beautifully crafted works art, sometimes choosing form over function, but they always seem to work.

For now, I can be proud of this build. I can sit there and stare at it for hours. It is often said that it isn’t wise to meet your heroes, but this case lives up to the hype. I love the simplicity and elegance of the design; it’s understated, yet masterful craftsmanship. Like all In Win products, they are beautifully crafted works art, sometimes choosing form over function, but they always seem to work. The love child of a methodical engineer and an ambitious architect, this case is something to truly behold. Perhaps what I admire most about this case isn’t the case, but the visionaries at In Win and their forward thinking that has revolutionized and pioneered a new era in PC building, from beginner to professional, art can finally be used and appreciated by all.

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The Most Dangerous Superstition: A Book Review

The Most Dangerous Superstition is one of the most important books ever written. I would recommend this book to everyone, even though many may not be ready to let go of their lifelong indoctrination of the most dangerous superstition just yet; it’s an enlightening read. I have been following Larken Rose’s work for the past several years, but it wasn’t until recently I purchase a copy of his book. Those who suffer from cognitive dissonance criticize Larken because he speaks plainly, in simple language and uses simple analogies and real-world examples that even a child can understand. It is impossible to deny this technique is effective in breaking down the mythos surrounding the belief in authority.

The main reason people object to a lot of Larken’s positions, like this book, is because most of the population has little to no concept of ‘Natural Law.’ To learn more about this topic, I highly suggest looking into the work of Mark Passio. I have been following Mark’s work far longer than I have Rose’s, so when I read this book, the entire thing was blatant common sense. When you familiarize yourself with the inherent truth of Natural Law you can ultimately only draw one conclusion, that the dogmatic belief in authority is both immoral and illogical.

Under Natural Law there can be no masters or slaves. We own and are responsible for ourselves. This is where the word anarchy is derived, which literally means, “No Rulers”, NOT “No Rules” like many statist would have you believe to rationalize their own illogical beliefs.

Larken Rose does a great job dispelling the myth of one of the biggest and most dangerous religions in the world, Statism, the belief in government and/or authority. Once you see past the illusion of this religious cult, like all other dogmatic religious cults, the matrix beings to crumble. You begin to see that the problems facing this world have been caused by these false beliefs and we are all responsible for the state of this planet as we continue to allow these false beliefs to spread like a plague.

Until we can find the courage within ourselves to change, we will never rid ourselves of this superstition, not only government, but ANY religion or dogmatic belief system that isn’t in 100 percent accordance with Natural Law. If we are honest with ourselves and want to see positive change in the world, we need to first change ourselves. Start that positive change today by buying a copy of The Most Dangerous Superstition and once you are done, give a copy to everyone you know and share what you have learned.

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Technology: A Skeptic’s Take

Ah yes, the digital age. What a great time to be alive in history. We are connected to everyone and no one in a matter of seconds. How did humanity ever manage before we had things like computers and cell phones? My poem, Wiretap Mentality, in my book, A Decade: Rethinking the Meaning of Life, has a lot of relevance with the world in which we live today.  I might be labeled a cynic, but as I have stated in various articles and videos, nothing is wrong with being a little skeptical. People should be more skeptical about most things in their daily lives. But, as I said in my poem, we have been actively conditioned not to question even the very obvious things that confront us. And the award for best-supporting actor goes to… you guessed it, technology. 

Now technology isn’t a bad thing. But who controls the tech we use? What else can the tech be used for? Are there consequences or long-term ramifications for certain technology? These are reasonable questions we should be asking ourselves. Then why is it we don’t ask them? Again, we’ve been conditioned and sold a dream of some modern comforts and conveniences, but at what cost?

Like most things in this reality, we’ve been sold a web of lies, or maybe more accurately, webs of deception. I could debate the idea that modern technology has been a saving grace for the advancement of society, but for the sake of argument in this article, let’s make an ass out of you and me and assume that technology is mankind’s greatest achievement. After all, technology allows for longer life spans, instant communication with one another, less deadly disease around the world, faster travel and access to a variety of foods and other products, etc. Wow, life is great, isn’t it? Well, I personally wouldn’t jump to that conclusion so quickly, but you are a free-thinking being, you can think whatever you like. From my observations, herein lies the web of illusions.

If you want to know why I am skeptical of most if not ALL these technological advancements, consider this: We are constantly being told that government is our friend and here to protect us. As the saying goes, if you constantly repeat a lie, you start to believe it as being the truth. If you think I’m off my rocker, please read R.J. Rummel’s book, Death by Government. I’m sure it will change your mind on your loving and benevolent overlords, the same overlords that seem to have their hands in the very technology we use in our everyday lives. You know, the alphabet soup agencies protecting us against the bad guys. But who are the bad guys? According to whom, the government?

There is a great quote from Benjamin Franklin in which he states, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” There seems to be an epidemic, at least here in the United States, where most of the population would gladly give up their rights as sovereign and infinite beings to other human beings they believe have some magical authority over them. You know them as politicians and law-enforcement. Politicians tell people what to do by enacting laws and dictating principles and morality with cleverly designed double-speak and their order following enforcing hand, police officers, harass innocent people by kidnapping them and throwing them in cages, with no means to defend themselves against this injustice, no matter how ridiculous the “law” is which was supposedly infringed.

In one of my previous articles, I talked about how we can cast spells with words, both written and orally, and how TV, cell phone and computer screens put us in a suggestible and programmable state. However, one could postulate we are being affected in various ways due to the tech we use. I love having my thoughts and emotions spoon-fed to me through a subtly-flickering LED screen with healthy blue light searing my eyes like tuna steaks, don’t you?  To be clear, I don’t have a problem with technology, I have a problem when that technology begins to control us or we let technology mold our thinking. To some, this may sound like some outrageous conspiracy theory, but for those that have seen or read some of my work and are willing to think outside the box, this makes sense.

Going back to the Ben Franklin quote, let’s consider what personal freedoms we have given up for technology. The sad part is most people don’t seem to care. This is very concerning and perhaps more frustrating than anything. In the United States, our food and water are poisoned with more chemicals than ever, NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs turn people into opioid addicts, vaccines with toxic preservatives are ruining people’s lives. People might live longer but on how many meds? And how is the quality of this longer life being quantified; has it really turned into quantity over quality?  We are under constant surveillance by big brother, we have shorter attention spans, worse memory, are overweight, lazy and even more sickly than before. I don’t know about you, but I would rather die old fast than die young slow.

When is the last time you conversed with someone on the street or say hi to anyone walking in the park? How about an elevator? You probably haven’t because people are face deep in their cell phones or conveniently have their headphones on. I’ve heard some people can’t even go to the bathroom these days without their cell phone.

How about the right to free speech? Those in search of some truth and common ground in the world are familiar with the censorship going on around the internet with the likes of some big players such as Facebook and Google.  And to keep this post relatively short I will not get into other various topics, such as IOT (Internet of Things) and the 5G smart grid. If you would like more information on these topics, I suggest checking out Max Igan’s work at thecrowhouse.com. The point is we have convinced ourselves that technology has improved our lives for the better, maybe to a degree, but not to the level we perceive. Cognitive dissonance is a beautiful thing and how the lowest common denominator of society continues to subtly guide its flock. 

I am not trying to discourage anyone, just trying to get people thinking. We all have different points of view and opinions and have every right as free beings to speak our minds. Just because our opinions may differ doesn’t give us the right to inflict harm or command our will over another individual or coerce them into doing something they don’t want to do or think. If we put down the cell phones and turned off the TV and actually interacted with one another on a more personal level, we’d find we have a lot more in common with one another than we have been led to believe. Stop playing into the political charade of divide and conqueror tactics and learn to love one another because we ALL have our faults but are here to experience this life together. Let’s stop the petty nonsense and be grateful we get this opportunity to be alive during this time in history. It’s time we start making the most of it. I think that is something we can all agree on.

One of the Many Reasons I Love Doctor Who

I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who. I could talk at length about the show for days, but this article juxtaposes the show to our reality and gives a little insight on what inspired me to write the poem, A Tribute to The Doctor: Part I, in my book, A Decade: Rethinking the Meaning of Life.

Yes, the production value until more recently left a lot to be desired, but it’s also what makes the show great, and after stumbling upon the 2005 reboot series I’ve been hooked ever since. A lot of people laugh it off as just some silly kids show, but, it is so much more than that; as I find with most well-written shows, especially in the SciFi genre. If you look past some of the cheesy props and dialogue and put yourself in the shoes of The Doctor and/or his companions, the show takes on an entirely new form. There are so many great concepts and thought-provoking material, that those with any type of imagination or an open mind could really get into the show.

I discovered the reboot series in 2009, thank you Netflix, and what I find funny is that I thought up a concept comic strip called The Adventures of Ski with several storyboards back in 2001. The character was a failed game show host that lived in a cardboard box underneath a highway overpass that just so happened to be much bigger on the inside, just like a TARDIS. I jokingly thought after watching my first ever Doctor Who episode that they stole my idea, however, a quick internet search revealed that the show has in fact been around since the 60’s; so, I was the one late to the party. Perhaps this was why I was so fascinated by the first episode I watched.

Maybe these are the ideas every child has playing make-believe in the box the refrigerator came in or maybe they instinctively know there is something far greater out there and this is how they express themselves. Sure, maybe there is no time traveling Time Lord coming to take us on a life-changing adventure, but isn’t the point of life; to expand one’s understanding and purpose of their existence here on earth?

As humans we are brought up by our parents or lack thereof, we go to school to learn, and I use the word ‘learn’ loosely; we get older, get a job, have a family of our own, maybe we don’t and eventually die and so the cycle continues. I understand that’s a general way to view life, but when you stop to think about it… isn’t that what the majority of life is for most; the overall endgame?

It’s just like the first episode in the reboot series titled Rose. The episode follows Rose, a girl that lives with her mom in a small apartment in London. She works at a clothing store, hangouts with her boyfriend on her lunch break and lives a very typical life. However, that all changed when she met the mysterious Doctor and was shown infinite possibilities that exist changing her life forever. She realizes just how vast reality is, all while discovering her true potential and what she was capable of; ultimately coming face to face with her life purpose. Most of what she considered important before her transformation became inconsequential.

I’d say the majority of us are just like Rose before she met the doctor. So much potential and ability wasted on the mundane and ordinary things we call life, or at least this life; the one we are living and remember. We fail to see we are destined for more than we have been led to believe.

As humans, we think so small and act so petty, which is silly considering our existence is a mere blip of infinite outcomes and possibilities. You, as consciousness, are infinite and will never cease to exist. That consciousness may never see this reality again, yet we confine ourselves to a mediocre physical existence acquiring stuff instead of knowledge, to expand the thinking mind to experience our full potential and purpose on this plane of existence at the current time and in our current form. The body is just the vessel and isn’t who we are. Just as The Doctor regenerates, or to some, reincarnates, his physical body changes, but his consciousness of who he is, never dies. It may take him some time to adjust to pick up where he left off, just like a baby growing into a child and later an adult, but the body only dictates the lessons needed to learn and fulfill our destiny. It puts us in the position to meet the people we need to meet and experience what we need to experience to grow and develop. And no matter how far we may go to escape it, the universe will always find us no matter where we try to hide. Even the Doctor can’t outrun his own destiny, even though he continues to try. But in the words of the infamous River Song… ‘Spoilers!’

We are born into this world alone, we leave this world alone. There may be those who support you along the way. People we call friends, family etc. There may be those that try to bring you down, which can be the very same people. It’s like what Morpheus says to Neo, “I told you, I can only show you the door, only you can walk through it.”

Perhaps this is our hell on earth because we aren’t on the path to fulfilling our life purpose and unlocking our true potential. Maybe our current life path isn’t meant for us. Maybe at one point, it was necessary to start our journey, but now that we have grown and become aware of our existing consciousness, it’s time to turn over a new leaf. This may seem unsettling to many, nevertheless something I want everyone to ponder for a little while.

The truth is you can’t rely on others to define who you are. As an infinite being, you are no one’s possession. We may refer to a spouse, family member or loved one as MY, but let me clarify this, that you don’t own or possess anyone, nor does anyone person own or possess you. Manmade traditions or titles can never own or control that which is conscious.

I have been told by many that one day I will find the right person, settle down, have children and pursue a life like the one which they chose, and my answer is always the same…it’s not going to happen. Why would I for one second let someone else dictate my life or base my decisions on what other people think is right for me?

If you read the poem, Off The Beaten Path, in my book, I realized that going against the grain was a difficult and sometimes lonely journey. I’m sure The Doctor could agree with that statement. Like The Doctor, you will have many companions throughout your journey from all walks of life and other times you’ll have to go it alone. And at some point, we all must come to terms that the physical body will eventually die and our consciousness will return in a different form to learn the lessons we failed to learn the last time around or perhaps to continue exactly where we left off. Because we are conditioned throughout life to accept our reality as absolute we often feel alone because just like the child playing in the refrigerator box pretending it’s a TARDIS know deep down that the universe is an infinite place and as infinite beings we have infinite potential.

It isn’t until those we call family, friends, teachers or experts convince us otherwise. Why you may ask? Because these same people ignored their own life purpose and have failed to realize their own potential for the pursuit of fiat bank notes and material wealth or social status and/or gain. What petty and nonsensical behavior, indeed.