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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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