Fallout 4: A Settler’s Guide from the Lone Wanderer to Dovahkiin

Fallout 4: A Settler’s Guide from the Lone Wanderer to Dovahkiin

For the last few years I have been a big fan of the game studio Bethesda. They have made some incredible video games that embody the true spirit of Open World gaming. It all started with the game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which is a truly incredible game that takes you back into a foreign Nordic realm with kings and armies, wizards and dragons and even homesteads. Yes, in this game you could build a home in the middle of a forest that neighbored a Giant camp and overlooked a river. With the lack of true sequel for console gamers to this installment by Bethesda, I turned to their Fallout series. Bethesda created Fallout to emulate what the United States would look like after a nuclear fallout. In this unfriendly apocalyptic wasteland world you need to look in the most unlikeliest of places in order to succeed. This post will act as a guide to new Fallout Players, (like me) who want to get the most out of Fallout 4. I want to point out one of my favorite new features in Fallout that this post will be addressing is settlements. Settlements in Fallout are just incredible! You get to build your own town! From scratch! Think grown up Legos, or Minecraft in full pixel glory. What’s more there are islands that can be built into full-scale metropolises. With that in mind, here are some tips, tricks and videos: First An awesome 50 Tips video by Youtuber Jug on buildings: Below I will add some answers to common questions in Fallout for new players and YOU can comment on this post...
The Dos Toros Experience

The Dos Toros Experience

For years, burritos have been a staple lunch food for me. Ever since I started college in 2010 I became attached to the thought of rice, beans, meat, veggies and cheese wrapped in thin doughy-wrap. The mix of these 5 key ingredients is part of what makes the burrito so special. It is also the experience around which we eat a burrito which brings sweet thoughts of the food to mind. I started eating Chipotle with friends while attending Hofstra University. Then it became a place to get a quick bite in NYC, along with the occasional pizza hole in wall. Chipotle still holds a place in my heart as a place where cool ideas for my future endeavors spawned. A friend of mine named Maxx had the fantastic idea of starting a Millenial Startups club while we were eating at a Chipotle, like a support group for Millenials starting their own companies. We actually tried it out! It went great at first, but that’ll be another blog post. No need to go on a longer tangent here. Back to burritos… Well, Chipotle is unique for their seasonings. They do a great  job with adding lime and cilantro to the rice, in particular the white rice mix is sublime. I like cilantro and, lime and salt together the flavor is rich and can best described as rice that has a fresh flavor to it. One mistake they make at Chipotle, which in my eyes is not totally forgivable is not making sure they have consistent salt in their food. At many Chipotle locations where I’ve had Chipotle food there...
Banana Oreo Milkshake + Bonus: Dirty Banana Cafe Allemand Drink Recipe

Banana Oreo Milkshake + Bonus: Dirty Banana Cafe Allemand Drink Recipe

One morning I was feeling like I wanted make something awesome. You know what is an awesome breakfast beverage? Milkshakes!!! I’ve also included a bonus drink recipe for those interested in a cool milkshake spinoff:  So I made a sweet banana shake: Here is the recipe: Makes 5-6 servings. Ingridients: 3 bananas ( organic and nonorganic ) 2 tsp of maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 cups milk Optional: 1-2 scoops of Vanilla Ice cream Directions: Put all ingredients in the blender in this order: bananas, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract With the cap on the blender, blend the ingredients on the puree setting for smooth or mix setting for chunky. Pour into spare glass bottle for storage. It will brown, but flavor is enhanced if it sits for one day. — Next step get a large glass mug and add 2 scoops of your favorite Oreo and Vanilla Ice cream. For this example I used Cookies and Cream by HagenDaz. Then pour roughly 1/4 cup of milk over it. You can eyeball this measure. Mix together those ingredients until you have a milk and ice-cream Oreo piece mix. Next grab your cold banana shake from the fridge and pour roughly 3/4 cup over the top. Mix that with a spoon and there you have it! An awesome Banana Milk Oreo Shake. Add ice if you want it to be colder, or add Kahlua Liqueur, Cacao Liqueur and Amaretto to make a Cafe Allemand Drink. That recipe is below: The Dirty Banana + Cafe Allemand: A spin on two great drinks combined as one drink, the Dirty Banana drink I tried while I was visiting Jamaica and...
Morning Bike Ride

Morning Bike Ride

One morning, I woke up early, 5:30am and got back into my new daily routine. Biking. Biking every morning along the Long Beach Boardwalk. That day was slightly different because I was feeling inspired. I bike better when I’m feeling inspired. I was inspired by a meetup group that talked about blogging. The meetup group helped me to understand that blogging is more about personal experiences and life events than simply writing a news post or giving people the facts. Getting back to my blog… So that morning was different because I felt inspired to write about my biking experience. In that way I’d say it’s easy to look at this post as a fresh look at my daily morning routine. This new biking routine that I started, was meant to change how I got my daily exercise. Yet it’s opposite of a habit. Like I have a habit to look at my iPhone notifications every morning lol. ? This routine, hopefully it will become a habit. Unlike checking my iPhone in the morning, I feel like it benefits me throughout the day. This early dose of exercise makes me more energetic during the day. I end up feeling refreshed after every biking workout, it’s a great alternative to relying on something like coffee to wake me up in the morning (and I’m not a coffee drinker lol, so I kinda have to do this). The bike ride starts like this. I go to the shed, my shed is getting a bit old, just getting the bike out can be a hastle. As the bottom of the door is...

Alexis Ohanian’s Without Their Permission, at NYU

POSTED ON OCTOBER 29, 2013 BY NATE SUKONIK Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman have come a long way. They founded Reddit in 2005. Alexis wrote a book called Without Their Permission. In it he shocks and enthralls us. I hurried over from FITnyc to see Alexis speak at NYU. It was a crisp fall evening and I met some friends from Hofstra University on the way. At NYU he stirred the crowd, he stumbled with the mic as he toyed over memes and startup terminology. He kept urging us to take initiative, to learn code and to build, build, build!!! Reddit was not made in a day. Neither was WTP. “Permission-less innovation, is about creation. The world wide web is flat. We will see better art, better technology, better news and better games because of the internet.” – Alexis Ohanian @reddit co-founder @alexohanian at #NYU last night: “The Web is the world’s greatest stage & library, in one.” #WTP pic.twitter.com/FdowQXOaho At NYU Alexis spoke to us about the importance of the Web, how places like Twitter and Facebook, are only the beginning. Ideas will be born and companies will rise. Is it about raising money? Not really. Is it about making great things? Yes. Reddit raised less than $200,000 dollars. It sold for many millions, because it did something fun and exciting. How do you make something exciting? You focus on what people want. Do people always know what they want? No. Show them something they might want and make it fun. Alexis focused on the creation of aliens in the headline of reddit. This was his major differentiation...

Re3 Storyhack: A Hackathon for Storytellers

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 BY NATE SUKONIK Storyhack is not your typical hackathon. Its not aimed at solely web developers or application gurus. In fact its targeted at writers, flim makers, bloggers, students, developers, artists, activists and designers. This should come as little surprise as the organizers are clearly from the creative world, example: Deroy Peraza (@deroyperaza), Co-Founder & Creative Director at Brooklyn’s graphic design studio: Hyperakt. I was fortunate to meet the other cofounder of Hyperakt, Julia Vakser Zeltser, back when I attended Hofstra University. I was aware that their studio would often be involved with interesting projects, much like this hackathon. Julia’s amazing project was called I Have PSD and you can witness it for yourself. Storyhack’s aim is get their participants to cover global issues like sustainability, education and medicine. You’re allowed to create anything that covers your groups issue. It could be an interactive exhibit, performance art, a Flash mob, a mobile app, sculpture or even a print. There is no limitation of medium for the teams’ final outputs as long as they tell amazing life changing stories. There will be more than 10 teams and at least 75 participants. Applications are due by September 10th, 2013 to participate or submit an idea. Please revisit the website for competition updates and follow the organizers on twitter. Update: The competition was held October 5th and 6th 2013 at: Parsons the New School for Design The Vera List Center 6 East 16th Street, 12th Floor New York City Some of the projects that came out of the competition can be found...