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The Half Brick
Managing Editor, Boing Boing
As seen in:  Wired
Covers:  culture, games, technology, fiction
Doesn't Cover: social networing, apps that aren't games

Managing Editor of Boing Boing

Why did you become a journalist?

To tell stories.

Chess grandmaster accused of cheating with iPhone in toilet — Raising suspicions with his frequent trips to the bathroom, Gaioz Nigalidze was searched to no avail. But when they checked the stalls, they found a hidden iPhone. Running a chess app. With his current game set up. Logged into his Facebook account.

How the hell did they get 1024 colors out of a 1981 PC? — If technical descriptions of how they achieved the amazing graphical feat flew over your head, this pictorial explanation makes clearer just how insane this thing is. The idea that such multi-color trickery was possible came to me some time ago, as I was looking at reenigne's code for patching up composite CGA emulation in DOSBox; messing with that patch during development gave me a much better picture of composite CGA's inner workings.

New Star Wars: Episode VII Trailer features Han

Images of breastfeeding, operative scars now permitted on Instagram

Yes, militaries are working on drone swarms — That the battlefield of tomorrow will be abuzz with death is clear. News, though, is the fact the U.S. Navy will have drone cannons.

Wikileaks posts Sony hack dump — "Today, 16 April 2015, WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Archives: 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,2...

Roomba is making a lawnmower. Astronomers HATE this. — The proposed lawn-embedded RF barriers could interfere with radio telescopes. Wired's Davey Alba says the fight over 6240-6740 MHz is heading for the rough. Astronomers say that's not good enough. The frequency band proposed for the lawnbot (6240-6740 MHz) is the very same one several enormous radio telescopes operate on.

LA school district wants refunds for education iPads

On April 1, Magic Lantern crashed cameras for the laughs — Vladimir Ivanov writes about a most unpleasant April Fools joke. Magic Lantern, an unofficial high-end replacement for Canon camera firmware, saw fit to crash cameras intentionally for the day. It's especially insane/awesome when you consider how harrowing installing third-party hacks can be, even at their most stable.

Crap microwave ovens responsible for mystery radio signals

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Apr 19, 2015

seasons of pittsburgh 1. Winter (October-April) 2. A fleeting memory of spring from an English childhood 3. Summer (April-September)

Apr 18, 2015

I made like one joke to my wife about sending me dick pics and now she constantly texts me shit like this

Apr 18, 2015

it's terrible people are trolling twitter when there are Yahoo! Answers threads about the meaning of Richard Marx's "Hazard" left unmolested

Apr 17, 2015

@Popehat @BoingBoing If you want a vision of the future, Winston, imagine pixel art sunglasses slowly floating down to a human face forever.

Apr 17, 2015

Received my time and date for U.S. citizenship oath. Specifies "formal attire." Ordering US flag cape now.

Apr 17, 2015

RT @theresa_lauren: I love how all our reactions to the Star Wars trailer are those of a cautious, feral animal who fears human touch, yet yearns to love again.

Apr 16, 2015

@mathowie promise me you'll look at this tweet again in 50 years for the laughs :)

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