Category Archives: Geek

Radio Free Amrich

LA is nice but we miss our old morning radio show from SF. The LA DJs are all aging fratboys making fart jokes and talking about sports and Elvis. I miss the sardonic whinings of Sarah & Vinnie. Kat found … Continue reading

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Dan vs. Zazzle (or, The Curious Case of Schroedinger’s Calendar)

Zazzle, I always liked you. You saw what a lousy job CafePress was doing with on-demand one-off publishing, like hats and mugs and shirts, and said, “Hell, we can do that, and we can do it better.” So you took … Continue reading

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WoW magazine sample — and a slippery slope

I was very happy to see that the 40-page free sample of the World of Warcraft magazine was posted online at last. It was hard working on that project and not being able to show anybody what was taking so … Continue reading

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The new job FAQ

I’ve been getting a lot of the same good questions lately, so let me see if I can answer them all here: What is this new job? What’s your title? The new job is community management on a large scale. … Continue reading

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How to get rid of a lot of videogames

Yesterday was my last day at Future. Today I am unemployed. In January, I start at Activision. I am stoked. I’m going on to an amazing opportunity; I have confidence that I am the right person for this job; I … Continue reading

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A new job? According to Craigslist…

I got a new job. Personally, I thought I’d keep it quiet — you know, the first issue of the magazine hasn’t been printed yet, people have paid in advance, and they haven’t seen anything for it. We are going … Continue reading

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The real Ghostbusters

Every year, people ask me if I’m going as a Ghostbuster for Halloween. But I always reply, “Why would I wear my work uniform on the one day I’m supposed to dress up like something else?” Still, in honor of … Continue reading

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Windows 7

I should not be typing this. It should not be possible. I started messing with PCs in the late 80s; my first OS was DOS 2.11. I’ve used several versions of Windows since then, but I was a Vista-hater; I … Continue reading

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I finally caved a few weeks ago. I was looking for an excuse to get one last year but could not find one, but the price drop and redesigned new unit were enough to push me over. Kat (who actually … Continue reading

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The Pinball Hall of Fame

Most folks don’t even know such a thing exists, but exist it does, in a tiny non-descript strip mall in Las Vegas (as opposed to all those descript strip malls in Las Vegas). Kat was heading to Sin City for … Continue reading

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