Here now collected is the complete chronological order of the Dr. Loser 4 Quests saga! Follow the ups and downs as I attempt to come to grips with life AFTER failing a Phd. Everything started out fine, I had some grand plans to pursue four challenging but fun and interesting tasks but as I put more focus […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – The Full Adventure"
8 years is a long time. That’s about twice as long as most people put into writing their PhD theses. And they pass. I failed. Okay, so now I’m not going to be able to strut around with the prestige of that doctorate and get into all the best clubs and upgraded on flights. And […]Read more "Dr. Loser! 8 Lessons learned after spending 8 years on a PhD… and then failing!"
What do you do when nothing goes your way? For example, let’s say you spent 8 years on a PhD thesis that ultimately failed, then I guess you would be massively disappointed. The psychological effects of this un-achievement on you would be extremely interesting: What have I done with my life? Who is to blame? […]Read more "The 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser!"
Have you ever done something that was so frustratingly difficult that you couldn’t remember why you’d even tried in the first place? A task so massively daunting that it doesn’t even seem humanly possible. Maybe it could be as simple as beating a friend 1-on-1 in basketball, or maybe it’s just trying to dunk once on […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser! – Highest Score Ever on Angry Birds Star Wars"
If you’ve ever played Angry Birds then you’ll understand why I’ve cracked two windows in the past few years after tossing my iPad like a frustration frisbee. The physics engine behind the game sure seems to digitally interpret gravity perfectly, so much so that it even translates the unexplained way some things will just fall randomly […]Read more "Unorthodox (yet effective) Ways to Obtain Crazy High Scores on Angry Birds"
The following is a completely unadulterated transcript of the insane rambling I wrote down in my note pad as I had a mental breakdown in a coffee shop the other day while trying to simply just get 3 stars on a level of Angry Birds Star Wars: Good lord I fucking can’t take it anymore, […]Read more "Angry Birds Can Go to Hell"
Well… I was all prepared to come here today and announce the end of the Dr. Loser blog experiment. I’d had enough. Sure, it was fun at first but keeping up with it was grinding me down. Lately I was just so disappointed by the progress of those 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser that I […]Read more "No way… I can’t believe it… You’ve got to be kidding me… THIS is what life is all about? For real?!"
What happens when we die? You think about that, right? I’m sure you have many different theories, everything from a white-robed heaven to surfing waves of energy like a cosmic guppy to infinite nothingness. Well, no offence to whatever your belief is, but I think it’s safe to say that the only thing we know […]Read more "Scoring Points Isn’t the Most Important Thing in Life – My Journey to the Final Level on Angry Birds Star Wars"