Category Archives: New Jersey

When Contextual Ads Attack

Sometimes Facebook gets a bad rap. But I love Facebook, I mean, I defended Facebook back when MySpace looked like an actual competitor (That links to my old Rolling Dice column in the long-dead Faster Than The World mag). I … Continue reading

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Stays In Vegas

My dad picked me up at the airport coming home from Vegas, and he asked me how my trip had been. I complained that I couldn’t take full advantage of the endless free booze because I was working. I told … Continue reading

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Max’s Brain

Games blogger (and my housemates’ college classmate) Kurt Kalata is coming out with a book based on his retrogaming blog. My awesomely artistic housemate Kate is making a shrine to Roberta Williams for the cover of Kurt’s book, so when … Continue reading

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With Benefits

Almost as soon as I moved back north, I got into this… situation. I hesitate to call it a “relationship” because the other party made it pretty clear that I couldn’t make any demands. We’d see each other when we saw … Continue reading

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Conflict and Resolution

Last Wednesday, I left for Los Angeles, pretty excited about Next Island launch and the VGAs and meeting the guys in LA in person at last, and all kinds of adventures. I drove myself to the airport, parked my car … Continue reading

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At Least Once

Some times I do things without thinking. (I know! You’re shocked! Me?!) Fortunately, I have friends and family who make sure I’ll never forget stupid things I’ve done. I’ve recently joined a D&D game with my cousins and their friends, and the other … Continue reading

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Social Game Smackdown

So I’ve been struggling with my love for MyTribe and the way it’s been spamming up recently. I logged on the other day, and was immediately harassed for not playing. I dislike this on a couple of levels. First, if … Continue reading

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Apps That Need To Exist: Auto-Cool Twitter Locations

Auto-Cool Twitter Locations This app would automatically add my location in great detail when I tweet from someplace cool, like when I’m sitting on modern white furniture in a Madison Ave ad office, or having a meeting in a restaurant … Continue reading

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Fording The River

Stick called today, partly to catch up and partly as just another step in the hellish process of separating ours into his and mine. I haven’t really known what to say about him here, because I still have a lot … Continue reading

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Local or Express

Uptown, downtown. Local, express. Connections are available to the 1, 2, 3, and 9. I love the subway. It feels so cyberpunk to watch clips, play games (Alchemy!) or listen to podcasts on my phone on the subway car. And … Continue reading

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But Honestly Monica

Like every other freelancer, I’ve heard from editors that they never pay the writers or that I should be happy to get the exposure and portfolio clips. Unfortunately for Monica, she heard this after her piece was grabbed off her … Continue reading

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Crash Course

What with a very full first day and then all that dancing down the street singing about how I’ve gotten a new job, by the time I got to the train station, I’d completely missed rush hour. That means forty … Continue reading

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One More Turn

It seems to me like two people who are both playing just one more turn, finishing this raid, or getting to a good savepoint would be less likely to make it to bed. But who am I to contradict Cosmo?

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On My Way

The other day, I went to a job interview pretty close to my dad’s church, and when I got out, I had a text message from my dad asking if I wanted to come by and meet for lunch. I … Continue reading

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Facebook Demographics

Meg: Hey, Marcus, you ever notice that 99% of your Facebook wall is girls telling you how great you are? Marcus: That’s because all my male friends are out in the woods stabbing things with pointy sticks and cooking over … Continue reading

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