Joshua Lockhart

Joined June 2011

Joshua Lockhart is an okay web video producer and a slightly above mediocre writer of online content. You can fawn over his work here: jlockhart@makeuseof.com

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4 Minecraft-Related Projects For You To Check Out

16th October, 2012

The great thing about Minecraft is that it has inspired a community of gamers that focus on collaboration and creativity. However, this community goes beyond the game’s servers. The voxel building simulator has spawned a multitude of Minecraft-related art and creations that are outside of the virtual world through various other media. Below, we have four different types of Minecraft-inspired projects for you to check out.

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4 Web Sources To Help Keep You Safe Outdoors

10th October, 2012

The outdoors can be a scary place (and this may be why many of you are cooped up inside reading MakeUseOf!). However, it can be pretty cool when you think about it. With gigantic mountains, beautiful oceans, and even stuff like the Aurora Borealis, you know that the world can be awesome. So why not get out there and enjoy it? Of course, I’m speaking for myself, too. I’m not exactly the bearded, axe-swinging lumberjack that I’d like to be.

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9 Action-Packed Comic Book Subreddits You Have To Check Out

9th October, 2012

Reddit is the best place for trivia about any topic, and comic books are no different! Right on Reddit are several communities devoted to nearly all of your favorite comic book superheroes. Best of all, these communities are mostly active, and that means there are people lurking about who love talking about your favorite comic book characters just as much as you do. Below, we have nine subreddits devoted to these costumed heroes, and hopefully, you’ll find something that you like.

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4 Videos To Inspire You In Your Gangnam Style Step

3rd October, 2012

Ah, the cultural phenomenon known as “Gangnam Style” – a crazy song that no one on the other side of the world really understands, paired with an equally crazy music video featuring a dance that is akin to riding a horse. Who knew that this is the way K-Pop went mainstream in the (primarily) English-speaking world? I definitely didn’t, but I believe this is definitely the case.

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Check Out These 4 VVVVVV Web Nuggets

2nd October, 2012

I’m an avid fan of the game VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh, and I’m willing to bet that many of you on MakeUseOf are fans of the game as well. It’s probably one of the most fun, challenging, and frustrating games I have ever played in my life. The game-play is simplistic but revolutionary, and the storyline is surprisingly interesting. In fact, you may find yourself actually caring about these little pixelated sprites… (Well, maybe not, but you see what I mean.)

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4 Websites That Will Help You Connect With Songwriting

26th September, 2012

We all know about those songwriters, right? Yeah, they are those people who stand barefoot in coffee shops, playing out-of-tune guitars and singing songs about wheat in the fields and how life is a simple butterfly. Well, actually, this is definitely not the case. As a matter of fact, this is a stereotype, my friend. We shouldn’t take kindly to that, for songwriters are actually known to come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.

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4 Epic Videos About Cheap Video Lighting

25th September, 2012

Online video is the way everything is going these days, and along with that, you’ll notice that people aren’t spending as much money on everything. With that said, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has their own professional lighting kit (most people rent, and realistically, that’s how it has always been). However, there are a few markets out there catering to those of us who are wanting cheap light kits, and that’s fantastic!

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3 Online Resources To Help Start Your Business [US]

19th September, 2012

It’s a common thing for people to sit down with their buddies and say, “Hey, I should create a [fill-in-the-blank] business!” That’s awesome, and it’s great that you’ve got an idea. Me? I’m not a business expert, but I’m actually in the same boat as a lot of the people who have those same thoughts. What I’ve learned is that it takes a lot more than just deciding to do something. You’ve got to actually do it, for one. Additionally, you’ve got to do it right.

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3 YouTube Channels That Will Teach You Epic Ninja Training

18th September, 2012

A while back, I wrote an article on a few things related to ninjas and ninja-ing, but I decided it might be a good idea to present a few sources that actually teach you how to be a ninja. After much thought, I decided that the best way to do this might be in video form. Fortunately, I went to the magnificent powers of YouTube, and I tried to find a few ninja-related channels that will help all of you MakeUseOf readers on your quest to becoming the ultimate ninja.

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3 Websites To Find DSLR Gear & DIY Tips

12th September, 2012

Did you just get a DSLR for making videos? Did you believe that once you got it you would instantly be making creative, beautiful videos that would make all your friends think you are a screen-inspired genius? Yes, you probably did. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, for in order to make creative, beautiful videos that will make all all your friends think you are a screen-inspired genius, you have to know the camera pretty well.

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5 Tips For Ending Your Email Sending Anxiety

11th September, 2012

Internet etiquette can be a touchy subject, and although I don’t consider myself the Miss Manners of the world wide web, I try my best to be courteous with how I act online. Granted, I’m not perfect, and I typically get as much satisfaction as the next guy when someone is proved wrong in online debate. However, one of the big obstacles of Internet etiquette people sometimes struggle with online is sending email.

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iTwin Review and Giveaway

6th September, 2012

The iTwin is an incredibly unique device that creates a secure bridge between your home computer and any remote computers, allowing you access to specific files (or your entire hard drive) from any location. No additional software is required, the device is cross-platform, and best of all, there’s no space restriction — you can share as much as you want! We’re taking a look at the iTwin, then giving 5 of them away valued at $500!

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4 Hilarious Videos Of Water Balloon Pranks That You Can Try On Your Own

5th September, 2012

The Internet is a beautiful thing. It’s the only place where you can share embarrassing stories about yourself with people that you don’t know. You can even share embarrassing videos of your friends with people that you don’t know. However, what makes it really great is the ability to share the satisfaction of a good old-fashioned prank.

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4 Subreddits You Should Read For Tips To Stay Healthy and Fit

4th September, 2012

I will tell you right now that I couldn’t possible write an article about living a healthy life. I’m a self-confessed Taco Bell connoisseur. However, I can certainly tell you where you can find some other health tips. Where’s the first place that comes to my mind? Reddit, of course.

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5 Freaky Subreddits That Will Keep You Up At Night

29th August, 2012

I think I’m an insomniac – I stay up all the time, leaving sleep at the very bottom of my priority list. I understand that it isn’t healthy, and truth be told, I’m working on it. However, what doesn’t help is the fact that I spend a lot of time on Reddit. What makes it even worse is that I read some of Reddit’s creepier subreddits for fun – no bueno. Today, I thought I’d give you a taste of some of the more horrifying subreddits that I’ve found. Naturally, a lot of you won’t find them scary. However, I do, and I’m sure that there are quite a few of you who actually will find them just as terrifying as me!