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My days are filled with technology that I’ve come to take for granted: my two bands of wireless internet, streaming movies on Netflix through my Xbox 360, taking video with my cellphone and instantly uploading to Facebook, YouTube or Tumblr. Yawn, I EXPECT that stuff. And if it isn’t working, I am pissed off. Today …

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A Marine (Andrew Tarin) on deployment with my husband has been making funny music videos for the past 8 months. The first was “Party in the USA” which unfortunately has been pulled down from YouTube. Last week some of the men and women from the VMM-266 or “Fighting Griffins” covered Britney Spears’ song “Hold it Against Me.” …

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The internets are freaking out today because Taco Bell’s beef only contains 36% cowflesh. What’s the rest? Judging from the collective “OMG ew!” heard across the tubes, you’d think it was squid eyeballs, monkey nuts and boogers.  What’s really in that “Taco Meat Filling”?  Onion powder, tomato powder, salt, and *gasp* cocoa powder. The hell? …

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This is a heartbreaking post for me. When I first came to xbox in 2002, people didn’t talk about ‘Community’ in gaming. Oh, community existed of course, but no one called it that. My first forays into building community began with an interview with a customer. The term "Gamer Spotlight" I pulled out of my …

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