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Pimp My Blogroll

An ongoing source of shame in my life is my pathetic blogroll. I did it in like 6 minutes the day the blog went up, because 6 minutes was all I had. And now I can’t change it without the aid of an engineer who has a Ph.D. in astrophysics and mind powers. But I’m going to do it this week. Help? Gimme links: what’s your essential daily …

Halo Wars Impressions

It’s not really fair of me to play Halo Wars. I mean, first it has to get past the apples-and-oranges comparison with the original Halo games. Which makes no sense, but you can’t help it. Then it has to compete with my memories of Bungie’s old RTS Myth, which are sacred and can never be superseded. To this day when I fly cross-country …

10 Reasons Why Facebook Is for Old People

Let me tell you a little something I’ve learned about scotch. When you drink a lot of it, you feel bad the next day. I’ve learned this before. I will probably learn it again. I think if I take any more Advil I’m going to have toxic shock syndrome.

So rather than do a proper post I’m just going to link to a piece I did for the magazine …

Thank you for wishing me a happy birthday

From the Department of Facebook Etiquette: It’s my birthday today. (Thanks! No, seriously, thanks! When’s yours? No way! That’s the same day as my aunt, dude…)

Like just about ever other idiot who immigrated to Facebook some time ago, during registration, I dutifully filled in my birth date. That, plus the fact that I am a …

Better Read Than Dead

There’s been a ton of (predictable) reaction to Walter Isaacson’s cover story this week, in which he argues that micropayments could save the newspaper business.

Bloggers and old media guys alike have derided the idea. People don’t want to pay for Web content online, they argue. They don’t want to be nickeled and dimed. Even …

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