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Author: Jeff Staple
Watashi no nihon e no daibouken As I write this, I’m sitting in the San Francisco Airport waiting on a flight I’ve dreamed about for half my life. Being a nerdy kid raised on a combination of Godzilla movies, Power Rangers, video games, and anime, I’ve wanted to visit Japan since I was in high […]
In case you didn’t turn on the Internet yesterday, the very first Harry Potter book – Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s/Philosopher’s Stone – was apparently released 20 years ago. I don’t know about you, but it seems crazy to me that the book series which defined much of my middle and high school years should be […]
For most of my adult life, Barack Obama has been president of the United States. In 2008, I voted for Obama despite being a registered Republican. I was in my Senior year of college at the time, and everyday it seemed the future was growing increasingly dim. The housing market had begun collapsing the year […]
May the Force be with her, always…
Yesterday, the smartwatch maker (and Kickstarter wunderkind) Pebble announced that it had been acquired by Fitbit. According to their email to customers: “Fitbit has agreed to acquire key Pebble assets. Due to various factors, Pebble can no longer operate as an independent entity, and we have made the tough decision to shut down the company… […]
The election wasn’t supposed to end like this. When I went to bed Monday evening – after writing about my trepidation for the day ahead – I breathed a small sigh of relief because I thought my fears and anxiety about a Trump presidency would soon be at an end. Election Day itself went by […]
Tomorrow – November 8, 2016 – is Election Day in the United States. This will be the 3rd Presidential election I’m eligible to vote in, and my emotional state this year is quite a bit different than in years past. In 2008, I went to the voting booth filled with youthful optimism. In 2012, I […]
Microsoft’s new all-in-one desktop PC – the Surface Studio – is an absolutely gorgeous computer. If I had a home office and $3000 burning a hole in my pocket, I probably couldn’t order this computer fast enough. I’m not a digital artist or anything like that, so I don’t really have a burning need for […]
Two years ago, I discovered the musician Porter Robinson and his sublime album Worlds. One year ago, I had a near-religious experience watching Robinson perform at the local TBD music festival. Today, I just want to bask in the glow of this beautiful music video.