Thankful for: the Gotdotnet community

So it’s a really non-kept secret that when you write the Gotdotnet.com feedback alias, you get me. Yep, just me. No customer service rep in a remote place (although Redmond can seem sometimes very remote), no robot voice saying “Please hold,” no perky. Which I sort of regret. It being a lifelong regret, that of…

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My Text is not my own

Everyone wants to know the secret agenda of technology. Luddites feel it threatens the very foundation of our moral fiber. Even people who love technology tend to question the ways that it takes us away from nature (why see the birdies in the forest when you can play Halo2?)  or the way technology makes simulacra…

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VB sniffles and a new hat for Betsy

Have you ever had a head cold so bad that made video games swith spiky helmeted demons seem realistic? Gone through a box of Kleenex in a weekend and it wasn’t all Chick Flick night or some weepy barroom confidence? Felt like dying was perhaps something that other lucky people got to do, and you…

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