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Jun 03 // Niero Gonzalez

Quick CSS lesson: using the !important tag to scale your photos

In most cases you'll want your images to be large and squish down automagically to mobile.  Unfortunately HTML is not clever enough to determine what to do with which unless you specifically add a CSS class to each ...
May 07 // Niero Gonzalez

New cblog feature: You can now use a webcam or social media import photos

How to do it: Start a new blog and look for the button "Pick File" under your photo uploader.  The browser should yell at you for security permissions. Look around the pop-up header area to allow it, close the windo...
May 05 // Niero Gonzalez

How to keep the new Cblogs from stretching your images

Our software scales images twice: once up on the upload to optimize the file size, and the other within the HTML to guess the type of screen the person is using.  The first scaling makes your image 620 pixels wide, ...
May 04 // Niero Gonzalez

Testing Blog Replies - A new community blogs feature

New community blogs feature: a reply to the home page editorial! My hope is that this will encourage more angles about the content we cover and save you some time from flipping back and forth to the home page when blogg...
Apr 26 // Niero Gonzalez

Community Blogs Update: Redesign in progress

As you can see, we're doing quite a bit of work to our community blogs. We didn't plan to break the blogs but our new home page software just kind of ate everything in its path, so now we're going to make the whole site ...
Jan 15 // Niero Gonzalez

How I got my mom to game: Adventure Inlay

My dad's a gamer. He's just naturally into them. We bought Mike Tyson's Punch out back in 1988 and I soon learned that I could not stand next to him while he was playing or I'd get a right hook to the face, years before Wiita...
Aug 13 // Niero Gonzalez

Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ: New videos coming your way

You want more video? We're doing more video! Here is just a sneak peek of some of the experiments going on in the lab at Dtoid HQ. We're experimenting with different ways we can cover the news and have a little more fun with ...
May 03 // Niero Gonzalez

Rip off your dicks: There's a new Community Blogs editing tool

Earlier this week a community member asked why we didn't have a visual editor option. Its 2013, we really should have one. So I dropped what I was doing and installed one. If you prefer slinging your own BBcode you can sti...
Apr 30 // Niero Gonzalez

When you see it you'll fap bricks

In pursuit of the upvote button suggestions thread and most popular comments, I've redesigned the faps button to be a heart. I've also added an easter egg that appears one in 169 times when the number 16 is selected at ran...
Apr 23 // Niero Gonzalez

Suggestions for the new Upvote button label?

Update 2: The people have spoken and I have made it so. http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Niero+Gonzalez/when-you-see-it-you-ll-fap-bricks-252805.phtml Update 1: Until we come up with something cool I just removed the wor...
Apr 18 // Niero Gonzalez

Hamza is too busy to be kicked in the face while reading email

Like most guys in the gaming industry I sit at my desk all day, which apparently kills you faster than chicken nuggets, so I try to get up every few minutes and do some exercise. We hung a chin-up bar in the hallway which a...
Apr 01 // Niero Gonzalez

How to make a grilled cheese sandwich

1. Grab a fist full of butter 2. Crank the stove to 11 3. Set the Blue Oyster Cult on repeat 4. Wipe your hands on bread 5. KNIFE THE CHEESE AND SET IT ON FIRE 6. Remove the helmet and enjoy
Apr 01 // Jim Sterling

Bring us Merlenderl, and wipe away the debt!

(Made with loving juiciness by Michael Towns)
Mar 29 // Niero Gonzalez

Dtoid after dark: Dale reviews Sriracha Cheez-Its(R)

Finally, I get Dale to do a Snacktaku while senior engineer James reviews 3DS Bass Fishing game. They were baked by GameTrailers' artisan chef and producer Jeremy Hoffman. I don't know.
Mar 25 // Niero Gonzalez

Atlus @ Dtoid HQ: Choco Tacos and new games

Atlus stopped by today to show Dale some new games, but more importantly John Hardin brought us Choco Tacos and Tecate. Best. Job. Ever.
Feb 27 // Niero Gonzalez

Buzzed Hamza explains GDC Night. Also, Ken Levine reads your comments

While your Dtoid engineering team was patching a few nasty problems, Hamza was out networking at GDC night. This rare video documentary captures a wild Hamza actually eating unhealthy food, as he needs to consume something ...
Oct 23 // Niero Gonzalez

Destructoid's Jonathan Holmes in MTV Road Rules

Has everyone seen this video yet? It features a younger version of our beloved podcast host Jonathan Holmes before he got old bald and tired, tired, tired, tired. More importantly, I need this video embedded on a web page for another project I'm working on. You are all now part of my elaborate scheme. All will be revealed soon.
Oct 06 // Niero Gonzalez

Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ...

We're hosting an obnoxious party in San Francisco soon. This was the promo photo shoot. Recognize who the DJ will be?
Aug 23 // Niero Gonzalez

Post your fond memories of Nintendo Power! Here's mine

When I was ten years old, I begged my parents to buy me to Nintendo Power after becoming addicted to the Nintendo Fun Club magazines. I would check the mailbox daily, cover my walls with every issue poster, and write them ...
Aug 22 // Niero Gonzalez

Sync your Cblog to your Tumblr blog automagically!

Did you know you know that anything you post on the Destructoid Cblogs can be sync'd to your Tumblr, or anywhere else you post that can consume an RSS service? It's pretty easy to setup in two steps. However, there is one...
Aug 08 // Niero Gonzalez

Meanwhile at Dtoid HQ...

Oh, hi. Unless you're what we fondly call an "oldfag", you might not recognize me. I'm Niero. I founded this site a billion years ago. I definitely don't cblog as much as I should. Shameful! It's not without some shee...
Aug 19 // Niero Gonzalez

What do you want from a redesigned cblog editor?

Pictured: the current cblogs system without any css. Amazing what a little visual formatting can do, right? Anyway, I'm talking more than a facelift. I want to fundamentally change the way our blogging system works and show you a demo of whatever I cook up this week at PAX. Have at me! work in progress...
Jun 21 // Niero Gonzalez

This week in obscure Dtoid site updates: better search

How long did it take to build Rome, anyway? If you live on Dtoid 24/7 like I do you've probably noticed a hell of a lot of little changes here and there around the site over the last 6 months. There's a good reason for t...
Apr 17 // Niero Gonzalez

One of these things is unlike the other things

I was looking at ModernMethod's google analytics for the last five years out and, as if by the will of the Gods, number sixty nine was legendary. This is so wrong. And so true. Speaking of which, if you're reading this...
Mar 03 // Jim Sterling

Dtoid Editors discuss important things: Doubling Down on Fetishes

Jim S. It's like Japanese dick girls Jim S. Like, you're into DRAWINGS of WOMEN WITH DICKS and the dicks are BIGGER THAN THE WOMEN Now, any ONE of those fetishes, fair enough, go for it But all three? You're a greedy fucker O...
Jan 07 // Niero Gonzalez

Destructoid interest groups - try "Toidlets"

Try Destructoid's new semi-secret feature "Toidlets" - a way to tag your blogs to an interest group that you can customize. You can create a topic that any community blogger can now contribute to, and each group has its ow...
Sep 17 // Niero Gonzalez

INVISIBLE JUMP ROPE

My roommates are an infinite source of entertainment. Here's a video I shot right before PAX. Warning: you are not ready for the sexiness. Parents, hide your daughters.
Sep 15 // Niero Gonzalez

Hamza discovers the new Dtoid

On October 11 we'll be pushing out a major update to the site that allows you guys to form real groups, follow stuff that you find interesting, and a slew of other little secret things. In the coming weeks I hope to show y...

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