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Microsoft's App Studio developer signup has been a big fail all day. I just want to play with the WP 8.1 developer preview, but the site hasn't allowed me to sign up as a developer for the past two hours. Just fail after fail. This doesn't bode well for Satya Nadella's plans for Azure to be the cloud platform of choice. 
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I'll admit that Garfield and Stone make a better Peter/MJ duo than the others, but that doesn't matter much when the script is stupid and the actor isn't really there for the majority of it, because Spidey is all CG
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For someone who doesn't smoke, I'm finding an absurd number of Zippo's around this apartment
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Another great episode by Mike and the gang, but I wish it were more specific about HIMYM itself. I'm still torn. On one hand, the ending was earned and explained perfectly by the daughter at the end. But, on the other hand, the entire last season undermined that ending to a large degree.
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Looks like I have some comics to read.
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Been a long time, but there is a lot of wood to explore around here!
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Hey +Michael Heller...you guys should do a review if the Coolpad 9976a..I just got mine today
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Always good to remember. Just because there are bad things, and problems that need fixing, doesn't mean that the world is shit. The world is evolving and getting better all the time.
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this optimists bulling pessimists is stupid - the truth always lies in the middle. If you want to have paved roads and electricity you have to deal with natural forces all the time. and if you think that you can't overcome natural threats than you should stop dreaming about "civilized" life and get back to the stone age and live with nature in sync
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I'm a writer and who is passionate about technology. I have been writing about mobile technology for close to three years, and I'm eager to grow in this business.
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I'm an analytically-minded technology writer with experience in blogging and reporting on the entirety of the mobile computing ecosystem, including platforms, hardware, software, and trends.

I began my tech writing career three years ago with smaller websites, and quickly moved up to my current position at PhoneArena. I have added value to the organizations I represent with my ability to quickly turn news into stories, or synthesize multiple stories and trends and create a well thought out analysis with the aim of giving readers knowledge and not just information.

I’m interested in continuing to expanding my professional career as a writer and editor, helping organizations reach audiences in new and valuable ways using new technologies and a unique voice.

I write mobile technology news articles daily, but my real passion is in analysis and commentary, so I have gathered a portfolio of my long-form columns from the various websites I've worked for on my personal website.
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Interviewed by the BBC for an article on various Android app stores
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  • Syracuse University
    TV, Radio & Film, 1999 - 2003
  • Concordia University
    Creative Writing, 2004 - 2006
  • Lake Placid High School
    1995 - 1999
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