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John Riggs

How are you feelin'? I'm married with three kids, love cooking (when I find the time) and love old video games. I'm a retro nerd who loves to reminisce about the '80s and '90s and am an autism-awareness advocate. - PSN, Xbox Live and Wii U, game with me! @johnblueriggs (also on Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest)

In Honor of Momofuku, Five Ways to Ramen ‘Gourmet’

You may have seen Momofuku Ando trending today. He would've been 105 today, but lived a very long life. He was one of the original inventors of instant ramen. Because of that, he's one of the reasons I'm alive today as that was a staple food of mine growing up. You don't just have to make it the traditional way, either. Here's a few simple things you can do.

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Make Any Website Look Like it was Built in the ’90s with ‘Geocities-izer’

The 1990s was the decade when home computers were becoming more and more popular. People started exchanging email addresses, getting the courage to order online and even starting to blog on homemade websites. Plenty of people could make websites with animated GIFs and picture backgrounds that would be part of webrings and have guestbooks to sign.

If you miss those days, there's a way to can visit your favorite websites today and have them look like they were in the '90s with 'Geocities-izer'.

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Category: Website
John Riggs

Ideas Were Flowing at the ‘Central City Comic Con’ Brainstorming Session

On Tuesday night near Sixth and Yakima avenues, you might have witnessed vigilantes, warriors and other characters. They, and the rest of Yakima, were invited to a brainstorming session to help build Yakima's first comic conventions Central City Comic Con, which is planned for the weekend of Oct. 23-25.

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Yakima Needs a Place to Get Real Ramen (Not Top Ramen)

When I was visiting Seattle this past weekend, we had it in mind to find a place that serves ramen. I'm not talking about your 10 packs of dehydrated noodles for a dollar-style ramen, but the real stuff the cheap ramen is inspired by. Naturally, this begged our question: "Why doesn't Yakima have a place to get ramen?"

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How to Quickly Get Major Companies to Stop Tracking You Online

I'm sure you've heard that many companies track your online whereabouts. They want to know what you're looking up online, what you're browsing, what you're buying, what websites you visit frequently -- stuff like that. It's only made more obvious when you start to see ads for items you'd be interested in, but maybe not others. Here's a quick way to opt out.

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Category: Technology, Website
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Lily Riggs Reads Dr. Seuss

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Yakima’s Elementary Schools

Many schools across the nation celebrate the March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) with fun activities. My daughters go to Whitney Elementary School and they invite parents for free breakfast and a chance to visit their children's classrooms while their kids read them stories in their pajamas.

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Leonard Nimoy Was a Marketing Genius — Here’s Why

Leonard Nimoy was best known for playing Spock on the 1960s "Star Trek" TV series, but he was also an accomplished actor. Despite his other accolades, I think many people didn't just think of him as Spock -- they honestly believed he was Spock. He owned that role. When an opportunity came to show his other talents, his genius flourished.

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