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Monthly Archives: January 2010

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The Gamer Conversations – Observations

“Why do I even have a 360?” This is a question my friend, Gabrielle, asked herself earlier this year (and later ditched the 360), and one I’m currently asking myself. I always enjoy talking to her, Because she and I think A LOT alike, and

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Top 10 Words of the Decade

The word of the decade is “Google” and the word of 2009 is “tweet” – so says the American Dialect Society. Not too surprising- though I winced at ‘tweet’- lordy do I despise that word. However, some of their category winners (‘Fail’ as Most Useful)

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01.11.10 My Top Ten RIGHT NOW

1. DANCE Pacific Northwest Ballet Opening with a new work from Twyla Tharp set to the music of Brahms, this playful series of coupling, delightful in the moment, turned out to be the least of the night’s offerings. A stunning pas de deux followed, set

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Free Geek Bible!

Popten compadre Ethan Gilsdorf wrote a fantastic book detailing his global travels through geekdom (see Juan’s glowing review, below). He just emailed me with an easy way to nab it, autographed, for free! Thought I’d pass it along… Author Ethan Gilsdorf, Globe Pequot Press and

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99 Best Free Games of 2009

Something to occupy your weekend (month?) as you stave off the arctic blast. Gamasutra, we love thee. A good starting point is the brilliant Canabalt (#39) but I haven’t yet had the chance to dive into this wealth o’ fun… If you play a good

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Top Ten Psychology Studies of 2009

David Disalvo put together a mindblowing list of the ten most important psychological/neuroscience studies– but wrote the list as a series of one-sentence maxims we can learn from each. Brilliant, and definitely worth checking out. TEN PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES WORTH KNOWING ABOUT