Category Archives: Various

12 years of the Hackenblog!

Yay! Here’s where we got our start: Hackenblog 1.0

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Bloglines

I know RSS readers are quaint, but I’m still using Bloglines and can’t login at the usual http://dashboard.bloglines.com/ I’m not the only one either http://gsfn.us/t/4odzt Help? Anyone?

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Book review of “All Joy and No Fun” at J LHLS

“This book is about how children affect parents, and it seems kids wear their parents out because parents are pouring their lives, souls, marriages, and happiness into raising their kids. And this supreme sacrifice is freaking exhausting!” All Joy and … Continue reading

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Eleven years of Hackenblog

Where does time go? I wonder.

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Less than well-known facts about Ginger Mayerson

I was once a composer and I have a CD of some of my work here and on Amazon. (And, yes, I’m a realist, so it’s an EP or mp3s or whatever the kids today say format here.) Here’s the … Continue reading

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Women of certain ages rejoice

“Either way, I find this trend – and Crippen’s tale – cheering. Of course, few of these mid-age entrepreneurs will ever enjoy J Brand’s success. And even Crippen’s story has not been smooth. Three years ago she left J Brand … Continue reading

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The Hackenblog turns 10 today

Well, officially we started with this post, but if you look at the Blogives, we really started on 1/17/03. Then in 2007 we moved to WordPress and life went on and on. The Hackenblog started as and continues to be … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013!

Ah, better days a’commin’ (at least I hope so).

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Comic Con 2012 souvenir bag and book auction

Bag starts at $20 + $10 shipping. Book starts at $25 + $5 shipping. Both start at $40 + $15 shipping. Sorry, no international shipping. I can only accept paypal payments. Please leave your bids in the comments. Bidding ends … Continue reading

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Mr. Bradbury, 1920-2012, RIP

Cosmic Ray has gone away, but his work lives on forever. He’s also the author of the greatest pick-up line evah: “‘I’m going to the moon some day,’ Mr. Bradbury told her. ‘Wanna come?’” Wa Po obit, June 6, 2012 … Continue reading

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Drug smuggling on the internet

“A multinational police force last week arrested eight men on suspicion of running a secret online store called “The Farmer’s Market” that sold more than $1 million worth of narcotics, including LSD, ecstasy, fentanyl, mescaline, ketamine, DMT, and high-end marijuana. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why we must change, and soon

“‘Oh, I have taken too little care of this!’ King Lear cries out on the heath in his moment of vision. ‘Take physic, pomp; expose thyself to feel what wretches feel.’ ‘This’ changes; in Shakespeare’s time, it was flat-out peasant … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2012!

Yes! Peter Tork and I wish you a very happy new year and all the best in 2012 and always.

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Appalachian Prisoners need books

And the Appalachian Prison Book Project has lost it’s funding. However, if you’d like to be part of “CONNECTING LITERACY, PRISON REFORM, AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION EFFORTS,” a trifeca if ever there was one, there’s two ways to do that: Send … Continue reading

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Gamers Unlock AIDS Protein

“In just three weeks, gamers deciphered the structure of a key protein in the development of AIDS that has stumped scientists for years. According to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the findings could … Continue reading Continue reading

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The future of gaming…well, okay

Here’s the 10-page pdf if you’d rather not use up 9 minutes watching the video. In case the link is dead: Latitude-FutureofGaming The Future of Gaming: a Portrait of the New Gamers from latddotcom on Vimeo. Source: Latitude.com project: The … Continue reading

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Reader funded journalism

www.spot.us. Huh…too bad they don’t have an RSS feed.

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Why I live in Los Angeles

Because I like the part I live in and I can’t afford to live in Paris, Berlin or Warsaw. But also… “Also, crucially: The Age of Innocence’s lack of diversity is an illusion. The book is entirely about the moment … Continue reading Continue reading

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Shameless J Frey

“But a little literary criticism wasn’t going to slow Frey down. As New York magazine reported in November, Frey has created Full Fathom Five, a company that recruits young MFA students to co-write novels with him — for as little … Continue reading
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Long Live the Bookstore – Adapt or Die

“When I was growing up, record stores were a place you could hang out. In a really great store — one of those big city leviathans spread over several stories — you could spend the best part of a day … Continue reading

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