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May 02 2014

À la recherche du convivialité perdu

This month, our blog turns nine years old. In blogger terms, that’s an eternity. I credit the blog’s longevity to the fact that I’ve never stressed about writing anything here (I mean, when was the last time I wrote a post?) and to the fact that I would continue writing things occasionally even if no […]

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Aug 06 2013

On Nostalgia, Newspapers

I was watching Gone With the Wind yesterday, and it’s a truly awful movie. I mean, I can’t at this moment think of anything enjoyable or redeeming about it unless I missed Rhett slapping Scarlett. Did I miss that? I stopped watching when poor old Scarlet sees her mother dead. In the meantime, Melanie  is deathly […]

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Jul 17 2012

Some Thoughts on the Demise of Circuit City

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I wrote the following article in January of 2009, when Circuit City announced their bankruptcy liquidation. I didn’t publish it at the time because, well, I thought it was a pretty boring topic. I decided to publish it now because it’s increasingly looking like I was absolutely right about the future. It looks like Circuit […]

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Mar 17 2012

My FitBit

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A few weeks ago, Michael and I found ourselves in a Brookstone. In case you aren’t familiar with that brand, picture a store that sells the most useless gadgets in the world at a pretty penny. Projection clocks, baskets that warm your bath towels, electronic candy dispensers and fancy socks for taking naps all pepper […]

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Jun 27 2011

Building a “new” Commodore 64

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I have a bit of an infatuation with the Commodore 64, a 1980s icon and still the best-selling computer ever made according to the Guinness Book of Records. I think it’s just about the perfect home computer: it’s capable of high-resolution graphics, it has a nice keyboard, it’s compact, it has enough memory for most […]

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