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Mariners 2010 Commercial Jinx?

It’s not as exciting as the old Sports Illustrated Cover jinx, nor as cool as the Madden Cover curse, but I think this year the mariners have created a “mariners commercial” jinx. The Mariners 2010 Commercials: Immortalized: A commercial about

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Random Review: Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins is probably the best RPG I’ve played since Lunar on Sega CD.  Or maybe the Might and Magic series on PC.  Or maaaaaaaaaaybe the original Final Fantasy on the NES. None of those had the kind of

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Random things about working at Microsoft for a year

While I’ve only worked there for a year, because I was “acquired” in an “asset” in an acquisition, I have 11 years of “service” for things like vacation and office placement, so that’s handy.  In no particular order: I’ve installed

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Random Review: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Recently, film critic Roger Ebert said (again!) that “video games can never be art.”  He has obviously never played Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.  It was one of the best games i’ve ever played.  If I’m not going to say it

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I would buy an iPad if…

Now that courier is dead (i’d link to that gizmodo article, but being a microsoft employee, i’m supposed to link to that instead), i’m looking at a new laptop or something. I’d buy an ipad if it had “case” that

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Random Review: Ben Avery Shooting Facility

While in Arizona for spring training, my step-dad Art took my brother and me to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility outside of Phoenix. Here’s the panorama view from where we were sitting. I should have gotten a couple more shots

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Random Review : G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

Just finished the game G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra on Xbox 360.  The idea of the game was good.  The execution was rather….meh. The game is kindof a 3rd person top down/isometric shooter.  but you have absolutely no control over

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Random Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

I really liked the first Ultimate Alliance, and the sequel fixed almost every problem/annoyance that i had with it. Ultimate Alliance 2 was, in a word: Awesome. It’s a top-down action game with RPG elements, reasonable multiplayer, and comic book

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Random Review: Dine Around Seattle

During March, Laura and I hit two restaurants as part of the Dine Around Seattle program. From March 1 to March 31, a bunch of Seattle area restaurants do a Sunday through Thursday, 3 course for $30 special offer. Some

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Spike’s Tactical AR-22: one year later.

I’ve now had my Spike’s Tactical AR-22 for more than a year. Its now on a different lower than it originally was, has some different accessories, and has lots of ammo through it! Go to the original review. In 2009,

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