My efforts, writing and otherwise, have been spread far and wide over these heaving internets for some time. Since this blog is meant to be the repository of my activities, then it only makes sense that I take time to put together some of the more notable works in one place for you, gentle reader.
I tweet, I'm interning at the Geekosystem blog, I blog about living in New York at Dispatches from Fort Eddy, and I sprinkle other little things like so much fairydust. These roundups will be a look at what I think is the best for a given week.
For some this is going to be redundant. To you, I must apologize. But I think it's a pretty small subset that sees everything I put out there. And I'll try to organize everything in such a way that anyone, even the most die-hard of Max Eddy fans, can enjoy it.
I'd Like To Draw Your Attention To These Two Things
The How and Why of the Egyptian Protests - Geekosystem - 1/26
As the news was first coming out on the protests in Egypt, I was having a hard time of keeping track of it all. Moreover, though everyone knew that Egyptians were protesting and using social media to help their cause, it wasn't clear to me what they were protesting about. Maybe this article was self-serving, but it answered the questions I had, and the ones I assumed others would have as well.
10 Foods You Can Allegedly Make in a Coffee Maker - Geekosystem - 2/3
My editor and I talked about writing something that we thought would be fun and maybe get some people's attention. I'd been thinking the weekend before about how I used to make ramen in my coffee maker when I lived in the dorms, so that just sprung to mind and then this happened. It was fun to put together, especially tracking down a recipe for making beer in a coffeemaker, but I didn't think it would be as popular as it's been. Just today my friend Cathy informed me that my favorite diner in the world, the Fleetwood, put it on their Facebook page. What greater honor could there be?
These Have Been Around
Winter Storm As Seen From Space - Geekosystem - 2/1
I was really hoping "Tornadsnow" would take off amongst the other hyperbole to describe winters as of late. You know, Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Thundersnow, etc. Too much to hope for, certainly.
Apple Eases Liquid Damage Restrictions - Geekosystem - 2/1
In which I subtly reveal the truth of how I broke my last laptop. Actually, I didn't totally destroy it; I actually opened the damn thing up and repaired it myself.
Fog Will Not Save You From Vikings - Geekosystem - 2/1
I have a job where I get to write about Vikings, the history of Vikings, and the science of Vikings. I am happy. So, so happy.
Queens is covered in ice, covered in a candy coating of death. - Twitter
Haters Gonna Hate: Groundhog Day is Awesome - Geekosystem - 2/2
My rambling but earnest defense of Groundhog Day. Part of a point-counterpoint.
The End of Vegetarian Month - Dispatches from Fort Eddy - 2/2
In which I discuss life after eating vegetarian for a month.
Sticking your head in the microwave == modern day Prometheus. - Twitter
"I have been to the mountain! And when I arrived, I stuck my head in the microwave that was up there." - Twitter
Survey: 83% of Prostitutes use Facebook Pages to Attract Customers - Geekosystem - 2/4
If you think about it, it's not too surprising. Sex workers have used public streets and newspapers to advertise their profession. Like any business, they're going to be where their customers are and just about everyone is on Facebook. I guess it threw me for a loop that something like Facebook is connected to real-world problems. At first it struck me like a mismatching of concepts. But this is the brave new world, guess!
And Two Things I'd Like to Share
One part of my new job that I wasn't quite prepared for is having my work being part of the media ecosystem. This article from the Atlantic Wire blog quotes a post I wrote for Geekosystem. I love the Atlantic, and was completely bowled over when I saw that they'd included something I'd written in their blog post. It's not really an accomplishment -- I just had the information where they could find it. I am, nonetheless, still kind of freaking out (mostly gleefully).
He's Using Hypnosis!