What’s the Average Computer Age?

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oldcomputerThis June, my MacBook Pro turns four. An age that seems, in electronic ages, like an antique. Four entire years of service, during which it’s used eight-plus hours per weekday and sometimes on weekends. Because of Netflix.

In its many years, however, sketchy things have begun to happen. Sometimes it turns itself off. Before which, lights and colors flash in warning. Other times the screen just goes black. Once I opened it for the day only to have 50+ word documents open themselves up, with no ability to click or close the program. However, once the computer turns back on, it works great. Word loads, Chrome pops up at my disposal, and so on. Except it also clears its own cache. (I love a good and used cache! Who wants to search terms or type in entire URLs when they don’t have to?)

My b...

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Danny Goes Abroad

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I’m in England right now – Oxford to be more specific. I love it here. It makes me feel like the least cool version of myself. It’s not that I feel particularly out of place appearance-wise. I got a haircut before the trip. I dress alright. When I open my mouth, however, I feel distinctly different. I’m sure you’ve heard someone with a British accent speak before, so you understand how cool it is. But until you’ve traveled across the pond, you’ve never been in the minority.Oxford Street

It sounds like a blast: adding the “er’s,” the self-deprecation, the acute politeness. I want nothing more than to join in with my own rendition. I am excluded unfortunately. It’s not that my British accent (whichever incarnation comes out) is terrible by American standards...

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Crushing It with Candy: The Game We Can’t Stop Playing

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If you’re like millions of others (us included), you’ve jumped on board the Candy Crush train. And in all likelihood, the Soda Saga as well. You’re matching and playing your way to the top any chance you get. Whether that means bedtime, while watching TV, or any other spare moment you might happen to get, you’re in the trance. After all, there’s a reason this game is one of the highest grossing of all time. Which is even more impressive considering most of its players opt for free versions. (But maybe accidentally hit the new lives button every week or so.)

For the low-down on your favorite game’s stats (and more), check out this comprehensive infographic.

candy crush saga infogrpahic with stats

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When Social Media Titles Have Morphed into Interesting-Sounding Lies

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pinnochio nose growingSomething new has started happening online. And it’s making me want to stay off of the Internet all together. It keeps me from clicking on links, liking posts, or even trusting online friends’ judgment. No longer can I rest at ease with their web-based decisions. Why? Because there’s an abundance of crap. Articles that promise you’ll “never believe” what comes next, or that something “amazing,” “incredible,” and “absolutely breathtaking,” is about to be seen. Only the content – video or blog – is never any of those things.

It sucks in comparison to their titles.

The first few times, of course, curiosity got the best of you. You clicked. We all did. Only to be disappointed...

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Runaway Ambulance! Performs its First Show Ever

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This is the home stretch. Runaway Ambulance! performs its first sketch comedy show ever tonight. We hope to have an audience of around 300 people. Getting here has taken seventeen members two months. The hours of effort will culminate in one forty-five-minute presentation. Are you nervous? I am.Runaway Ambulance March Show

The most daunting and exciting part of this process has come in this last week. Everything has been theory up until now. As a writer, you form an idea. You trim and tweak to create a tight final product. However, everything can change as you translate words to the stage. We’ve added entirely new dimensions to characters this week as we prepare for tonight. We’ve changed the show order, the music, the final scene. It feels a bit like driving a sedan after practicing with the remote control version...

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