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Zine Report: EPS 99 If you're looking for something serious, go look at earthquakes. Today's zine report is pretty frivolous. It's a publication of the Elsewhere Philatelic Society. Their twitter feed said it was avai...

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Zine Report: Cometbus #54 On February 17, I read a tweet and a blog post. Just realized that now that Comic Relief is closed, I have no reason to go to Berkeley. -@SpectreCollie Cometbus 54, Green Day in China, and me......

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Zine Report: Giant Robot #68 My favorte thing in this issue: Angie Wang's list of top 10 text adventure gam interactive fictions! Also an interview with Takayuki Higashino, who single-mindedly pursues motorcycle trick riding exc...

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Zine Report: Giant Robot #67 In this issue: shopping for a Wurlitzer 106 keyboard in LA, a memoir of someone getting high-radiation cancer treatment across the street from me at UCSF, Daniel Wu writing about airsoft BB guns, and...

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Zine Report: Giant Robot #66 It is another issue of Giant Robot. There is an advertisement for Android figurines decorated by Andrew Bell. There is an article about MSG advising you should use it even though a few people have ...

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Zine Report: Giant Robot #65 In the new issue of Giant Robot (available at fine periodical stores and the Giant Robot store on Shrader just off Haight), there's an interview with Eric Cheng! He doesn't talk about The Game, only...

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Zine Report: Giant Robot #64 If you like Giant Robot magazine but have fallen out of touch, this would be a good time to get re-acquainted. Times are tight and they're running a fundraising drive. It's a good time to buy thing...

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Zine Report: Cometbus #52 "the Spirit of St Louis" Punk is about community--but this (fictional, keep reminding yourself it's fictional) story is the story of a punk community that's too small, too self-involved. The protagonist came from Berkeley, ...

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Book Report: The Best of 2600 (a Hacker Odyssey) I used to read a little newsletter called 2600. It billed itself as The Hacker Quarterly, which makes it sound like it was full of sploits for breaking in to computer systems. But it wasn't really ...

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Zine Report: Giant Robot #60 There's a photo of Ryohei Tanaka's equipment. Tanaka makes art by cutting paper. His equipment--an assortment of scissors and... dyes? An article by a guy who photographed some film locations from...

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Zine Report: Wired 17.05 (May 2009) I picked up the latest issue of Wired. A bunch of famous puzzlers made puzzles for it. There's, like, hidden puzzles inside. I didn't make it very far. There's a lot of stuff in Wired magazine. ...

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Zine Report: Giant Robot #57 The Obama posters say "HOPE", but when Obama himself picks people... well, he undercuts hope. It's like he scraped my old book reports, looking for books about USA politics with villains and chose th...

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Book Report: The Loneliness of the Electric Menorah (Cometbus #51) This is a 'zine, the latest issue of Cometbus. This is a history of Berkeley's Telegraph avenue--mostly of the shops which arose out of a place called Rambam, which predates my Berkeley days. But t...

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Book Report: Giant Robot 55 I don't know if anyone mailed an announcement to the Bay Area Night Game list about the upcoming BANG 19, a.k.a. a "simulcast" of Seattle's SNAP 4. I don't want to think about it. I'm too sleepy to...

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Book Report: Giant Robot 53 In this most recent issue of Giant Robot, James Jarvis says ...it takes a lot of obsessiveness to make things minimal. If he decides to give up the art business, he could be a technical writer. ...

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Book Report: Giant Robot #50 The 50th issue of Giant Robot magazine is pretty wonderful. I especially liked the journalistic integrity of this interview with Jason Shiga about his comic book Bookhunter, which you may recall is ...

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Puzzles are Everywhere, Maybe Even mental_floss I work at an internet search company. I think that the awesome part about internet search is that you don't have to remember stuff anymore. If you might need to know the capital of California in th...

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Book Report: Valencia Still pretty busy with game stuff--applications, puzzle ideas. It's been far too hectic for the last few days. Sometime yesterday afternoon, things turned a corner and I started to dig out from und...

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Book Report: Giant Robot #46 In theory, I am tired of looking at photographs of athletic shoes. Nevertheless, when I picked up the latest issue of Giant Robot and saw the little list at the beginning in which Woody of SNKR FRKR...

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Not exactly a Book Report; Not exactly PuzzleHunt-Related If you've always meant to check out the magazine Giant Robot but never got around to it, now you have some more motivation. Issue #44, in stores now, has an interview with Tetsuya Nishio. Yeah,...

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Book Report: Cometbus #50 Yesterday, it was too hot. In the evening, the neighborhood finally cooled off--a breeze blew through. My apartment was still too hot. So I applied my Game equipment to writing about the game--I we...

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Book Report: New Yorker Feb 14 & 21 2005 I read the New Yorker in stack order; magazines are not pushed on the stack at publish-time, but are queued elsewhere for a nontrivial time; that is, I don't read them in chronological order. So you ...

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Book Report: Giant Robot #38 I read the latest issue of Giant Robot magazine. There were photos from the opening party of the new Giant Robot store in New York city. One of the photos was of ace reporter Claudine Ko. And I th...

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Book Report: Giant Robot #37 This issue of "Giant Robot" features interviews with a few Chinese-Jamaicans who were part of the music scene back in the early days of reggae. You want to send a message back in time to these guys:...

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Follow Up: Ready Made #16 You may recall that I reported not getting much from Ready Made #16, the magazine of creative re-use and recycling. It was well-written and amusing, but I could not apply it to my already-have-enoug...

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Book Report: Giant Robot #36 I am always glad to see an article by Claudine Ko. But I am not sufficiently secure in my whatever to start reading Jane Magazine, where she spends most of her efforts. So instead I read her intervi...

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Book Report: Ready Made #16 I read an issue of Ready Made, a magazine for crafty re-users and recyclers. I am not sure what I think about it. It is witty and amusing. It was inspiring to read instructions for making furniture f...

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Book Report: Juked Vol. 3 Fall 2004 This is a collection of short pieces lovingly skimmed off the top of Juked. So I'd already read these. I guess I got juked. One good story: Public Access by David Gianatasio. You can buy this at Cod...

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Book Report: Chicago Stories When I bought this Cometbus book, I didn't realize that all of the stories had already appeared elsewhere. But I had forgotten the stories, so it was fun to read them all again. I felt like a bozo s...

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